bernard hopkins

Veteran Bernard Hopkins has vowed to fight on despite his weekend defeat to Chad Dawson.

The 47-year-old suffered a points defeat to his younger rival to lose his WBC light-heavyweight title.

Hopkins became the oldest man ever to win a major world title when he beat Jean Pascal last year and now he wants to better his own record.

The American said: "I fought hard Saturday night and feel the fight was closer than two of the scores reflected the judges scored the fight 117-111, 117-111 and 114-114.

"Regardless of the result, I will continue my career and challenge any champion in my division. I might be older, but I don't feel a decline in my skills or abilities in the ring. I love to fight and am still competing at a level where boxing cannot deny me the opportunity to succeed."

02/05/2012 08:54:58