This Day in Boxing

This Day August 28, 1998 Bernard Hopkins KOd by Referee Mills Lane

Bernard Hopkins KOd by Referee Mills Lane

Hopkins vs Allen ends in no contest




Bernard Hopkins 159

Robert Allen 160

Las Vegas Hilton, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA NC 4/12

time: 2:57   referee: Mills Lane   judges: Glen Hamada 30-27, Bill Graham 29-28, Mike Glienna 28-29

IBF World middleweight title

Fight ruled a NC after Hopkins was injured when accidentally pushed out of the ring by referee Lane, who was trying to break up one of the many clinches.

Bernard Hopkins’ first bout with Robert Allen goes down as the most famous for its controversial ending. While attempting to separate the fighters from a clinch in round four, Referee Mills Lane accidentally pushes Hopkins through the ropes and down to the ringside floor. Hopkins is injured in the fall and unable to continue, rendering the bout no contest.

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