This Day in Boxing August 28, 1998 Hopkins KOd by Referee
Bernard Hopkins retains title in strange no contest ending
Bernard Hopkins 159
Robert Allen 160
Las Vegas Hilton, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA N 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.