IBF light-heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins has won the 2013 John Wanamaker Athletic Award. The Philadelphia native will receive the award June 20 in a ceremony at the Wanamaker Building's Crystal Tea Room.
In 2011, Hopkins broke George Foreman's record as the oldest fighter in history to win a title when he defeated Jean Pascal for the WBC and Ring Magazine light-heavyweight crowns at age 46. On March 9, Hopkins easily decisioned Tavoris Cloud to capture the IBF title at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
"Breaking my own record as the oldest fighter to win a world title was a great accomplishment in my career and for my city to recognize that means a great deal," Hopkins said.
Also being recognized is national nonprofit Back on My Feet, which will receive the Robert P. Levy Community Service Award, presented to an individual or organization that has done the most to "improve the quality of life in Philadelphia through sports."