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
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."