Belts on The Line
Tape rankings @ Middleweight
Who won Hopkins vs Hoya?
Bernard Hopkins beat Oscar De La Hoya by knockout in the 9th round on Saturday 18th September 2004 at MGM Grand in Nevada.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 160 pounds (11.4 stone or 72.6 KG).
This contest was for the unified middleweight championship of the world, with the WBC, WBA & IBF belts on the line.
Hopkins vs Hoya stats
Bernard Hopkins stepped into the ring with a record of 44 wins, 2 loses and 1 draw, 31 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Oscar De La Hoya made his way to the ring with a record of 37 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 29 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Hoya had a slight advantage in power over Hopkins, with a 78% knock out percentage over Hopkins' 70%.
Bernard Hopkins was the older man by 9 years, at 57 years old.
Hopkins had a height advantage of 3 inches over Hoya. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Both Bernard Hopkins & Oscar De La Hoya fought out of an orthodox stance.
Hopkins was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 7 more fights, and made his debut in 1988, 4 years and 1 month earlier than Hoya, whose first professional fight was in 1992. He had fought 206 more professional rounds, 514 to Hoya's 308.
Hopkins vs Hoya form
Bernard Hopkins had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Sergey Kovalev on 8th November 2014 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Light Heavyweight, IBF World Light heavyweight and WBO World Light heavyweight championship fight at Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Beibut Shumenov on 19th April 2014 by split decision in their WBA Super World Light Heavyweight and IBF World Light heavyweight championship fight at DC Armory, Washington.
Going into that contest, he had beat Karo Murat on 26th October 2013 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Light heavyweight championship fight at Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City.
Before that, he had defeated Tavoris Cloud on 9th March 2013 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Light heavyweight championship fight at Barclays Center, New York.
He had been beaten by Chad Dawson on 28th April 2012 by majority decision in their WBC World Light heavyweight championship fight at Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City.
Hopkins' last 5 fights had come over a period of 9 years, 8 months and 25 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 11 months and 12 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 60 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 12 rounds on average.
Hoya's last 2 fights had come over a period of 17 years, 4 months and 4 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 years, 8 months and 2 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.5 rounds on average.
What time did Hopkins vs Hoya start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM PST at MGM Grand, Nevada, United States, which was around 3:00 AM BST in the UK.
What were the odds on Hopkins vs Hoya?
Bernard Hopkins was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Oscar De La Hoya made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.