Bernard Hopkins
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Bernard Hopkins, the man known as The Executioner, comes to the St. Regis hotel for the Orthopaedic Foundation.

Mike Vivalo

On Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, the Orthopaedic Foundation hosted its 15th Anniversary Gala at the St. Regis hotel in New York City.

The event promotes wellness and active lifestyles, and there is no better example of physical and mental wellness in sports than Bernard Hopkins.

On the 20th floor of the St. Regis, dressed in a perfectly-tailored suit, the man they called “The Executioner” spoke passionately about the foundation and how mental and physical well being is the key to all.

The 54-year-old Hopkins looks like he can still go a few rounds. In fact, he was competing at the highest level in his sport well into his 40s, including the undisputed middleweight title at age 40 in 2005 and the lineal light heavyweight title at age 47 in 2012.

What’s the secret? “You must take care of the body, mind, soul and spirit for all those things to work out.

Others in attendance included ex-Jet Eric Coleman, who played nine seasons and considers himself lucky that he still feels good, even though he had a broken leg and shoulder reconstruction surgery.

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