Bernard “The Alien” Hopkins, at almost 50 years old, will be featured in the prestigious annual Body Issue of ESPN The Magazine, which hits newsstands Friday, July 11. The Body Issue celebrates athlete’s bodies across all sports.
Hopkins will be pictured alongside 21 other athletes in this year’s issue including tennis champion Venus Williams, Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps, Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch and Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka. Click HERE for the full list of athletes.
“Being a part of the Body Issue is something I will never forget,” said Hopkins. “I am thrilled to be recognized with the great lineup of athletes included in this year’s magazine as well as in past issues. I hope that these pictures inspire people to want to be healthy, especially the over 40 crowd who I work hard to represent in and out of the ring.”
Hopkins is coming off of three consecutive victories on his way to collecting the IBF and WBA Light Heavyweight titles while breaking his own record as the oldest boxer to win a world championship.
Female amateur boxer Danyelle Wolf is also featured in this year’s Body Issue, while in past, USA Olympic medal winner Marlen Esparza was also included.