Eddie Hopson

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Edward Lamar Hopson (born June 30, 1971) is a former professional boxer.

Amateur career[edit]

Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Hopson took up boxing at the age of seven. Hopson earned a Junior Olympics gold medal in 1987, and was the National Golden Gloves Featherweight Champion the following year.[1] Later in 1988, he won the Olympic Trials in the featherweight division; after a semifinal victory against world amateur champion Kelcie Banks, Hopson took a 3–2 decision over Carl Daniels.[2] However, at the Olympic Boxoffs, Hopson lost to Banks in a pair of fights; because of these losses, he did not compete in the 1988 Summer Olympics.[3]

Professional career[edit]

Known as "Fast" Eddie, Hopson turned pro in 1989 and captured the vacant International Boxing Federation super featherweight title in 1995 with a knockout win over Moises Pedroza.[4] He lost the belt in his first defense, to Tracy Harris Patterson, later that year by 2nd round technical knockout (TKO), a round in which Hopson had four knockdowns recorded against him.[5] Shortly afterward, Hopson lost via TKO to Santos Lopez and retired.

He had a brief comeback in 1998 but retired for good in 1999.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Berger, Phil (1988-07-10). "Olympic Profile: Ed Hopson; A Quick Study Is Moving Up Fast". The New York Times. Retrieved 2010-07-01. 
  2. ^ Schuyler Jr., Ed (1988-07-11). "Hopson claims 125-pound title". The Times-News. Associated Press. Retrieved 2010-07-01. 
  3. ^ Hamelin, Joe (1988-07-18). "Hopson knew it". The Modesto Bee. Retrieved 2010-07-01. 
  4. ^ "U.S. Leads Austria in Fed Cup". Los Angeles Times. 1995-04-23. Retrieved 2010-07-01. 
  5. ^ "Patterson stops Hopson". Sun Journal. Associated Press. 1995-07-10. Retrieved 2010-07-01. 

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Achievements
Preceded by
John John Molina
Vacated
IBF Super Featherweight Champion
22 Apr 1995 – 9 Jul 1995
Succeeded by
Tracy Harris Patterson