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Bernard Hopkins of US (R) punches Jean Pascal (Credit: Getty Images)

Bernard Hopkins of US (R) punches Jean Pascal (L) of Canada in round 7 during their fight for the WBC light heavyweight title, on May 21, 2011, at Bell Centre, Montreal in Quebec, Canada.

Bernard Hopkins vs. Jean Pascal

Bernard Hopkins of the United States beat Jean Pascal of Canada by decision in a World Boxing Council light heavyweight bout.

Jean Pascal (L) of Canada punches Bernard Hopkins
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Jean Pascal (L) of Canada punches Bernard Hopkins of US during their fight for the WBC light heavyweight title at Bell Centre, Montreal in Quebec, Canada. (May 21, 2011)

Jean Pascal of Canada (R) punches Bernard Hopkins
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Jean Pascal of Canada (R) punches Bernard Hopkins of US in round 8 during their fight for the WBC light heavyweight title at Bell Centre, Montreal in Quebec, Canada. (May 21, 2011)

Bernard Hopkins of US (R) punches Jean Pascal
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Bernard Hopkins of US (R) punches Jean Pascal (L) of Canada in round 7 during their fight for the WBC light heavyweight title, on May 21, 2011, at Bell Centre, Montreal in Quebec, Canada.

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Jean Pascal of Canada (R) punches Bernard Hopkins
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Jean Pascal of Canada (R) punches Bernard Hopkins of US during their fight for the WBC light heavyweight title at Bell Centre, Montreal in Quebec, Canada. (May 21, 2011)

Jean Pascal punches Bernard Hopkins during the WBC
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Jean Pascal punches Bernard Hopkins during the WBC light heavyweight title fight between Bernard Hopkins and Jean Pascal at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (May 21, 2011)

Bernard Hopkins punches Jean Pascal during the WBC
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Bernard Hopkins punches Jean Pascal during the WBC light heavyweight title fight between Bernard Hopkins and Jean Pascal at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (May 21, 2011)

Bernard Hopkins (R) of US punches Jean Pascal
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Bernard Hopkins (R) of US punches Jean Pascal of Canada during their Heavyweight championship fight for the WBC light heavyweight title at Bell Centre, Montreal in Quebec, Canada. (May 21, 2011)

Jean Pascal from Montreal (L) takes a right
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Jean Pascal from Montreal (L) takes a right from Bernard Hopkins during their WBC light heavyweight title fight in Montreal. (May 21, 2011)

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Both Bernard Hopkins and Jean Pascal raise their
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Both Bernard Hopkins and Jean Pascal raise their hands in victory after twelve rounds of action during the WBC light heavyweight title fight at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (May 21, 2011)

Bernard Hopkins, from Philadelphia, celebrates after defeating Jean
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Bernard Hopkins, from Philadelphia, celebrates after defeating Jean Pascal, from Montreal, with a unanimous decision to win the WBC light heavyweight world title fight in Montreal. (May 21, 2011)

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