Felix Trinidad (40-0, 33 KOs)
vs. Bernard Hopkins (39-2-1, 30 KOs)
Sept. 15, 2001, Madison Square Garden, New York City
"The Executioner" bet $100,000 on himself to win the fight against an opponent who had never lost. Trinidad's surprising fifth-round TKO over William Joppy four months earlier at this same venue left no doubt that he had plenty of pop in the middleweight division. Three title belts and massive pride was on the line in this post-911 event in New York City.
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