At the Bell Centre in Montreal, the 46-year-old Bernard Hopkins was attempting to become the oldest man to ever win a major boxing championship. Standing in his way was the man he fought to a controversial draw in Decmeber, Jean Pascal.
As round six started, the point of the fight where Hopkins had clearly taken over the first fight had come and it did appear that Hopkins' work rate was increasing while Pascal was slightly fading. The straight right hand became a weapon for Bernard over the round.
The referee had trouble with the fighters separating from the clinch receiving a very stern warning from the referee. Hopkins continued to make the fight rough and just the right kind of dirty as it wore on.
The right hands from Hopkins were the best punches of the round but his best work was getting in Pascal's head, leading to Jean following him back to his corner, jawing at the veteran.
SB Nation scored the round 10-9 Hopkins. Making the fight 57-57 even on our card after six rounds.