Bernard Hopkins has really been living the life since his defeat of Jean Pascal made him the oldest boxing champ ever. He was honored by the Pennsylvania Senate and spoke at the famous Rocky statue. Today Ripley Entertainment announced:
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! will make a wax figure of the winning fighter to be displayed at a Ripley Odditorium in the future.
On Monday and Tuesday, July 18 and 19, Hopkins will be in the F/X Department at the world headquarters of Ripley’s Believe It or Not! in Orlando to begin the tedious task of having a full body wax casting made as the first step in having a wax figure created of himself.
The figure will be unveiled to the public at a press conference during fight week activities for Hopkins’ next fight, which will be against Chad Dawson on Saturday, October 15. An official announcement with more details about the fight and the figure unveiling will be forthcoming.
I guess the only thing that’s left is for B-Hop to decide what kind of pose to strike for his likeness. It would fitting if the wax figure had a motion detector that triggered it to talk when people walk by since we all know Hopkins is good at that.