Bernard Hopkins, who won't turn 50 years old until next January, had a Thursday morning workout at Temple University, hitting the track at Geasey Field.
"Doing some 880s," Hopkins said, maybe showing his age only when he measured the distance in yards instead of meters. "It was a good 40-minute run. A good blowout. If anybody knows 880s, you've got to be moving."
For part of it, Hopkins added, he dribbled two basketballs, working on rhythm and coordination. "Breaking the monotony of just running. You've got to have some fun with it."
On April 19, Hopkins will be in the ring in Washington taking on Beibut Shumenov in a light-heavyweight title unification fight, with Hopkins' IBF title on the line against Shumenov's WBA belt.