EXXecution Day: Bernard Hopkins vs. Howard Eastman
Bernard Hopkins makes the 20th defense of the undisputed Middleweight Championship against a worthy challenger in England's veteran Howard Eastman. After dueling with one another in a chess match for the first four rounds, they trade big shots in the fifth until Hopkins wobbles Eastman with a left. From the sixth round on, Hopkins starts cracking Eastman with one big power shot to the head at a time over the second half of the fight. After twelve rounds, Hopkins wins a clear unanimous decision to tie Larry Holmes with 20 straight title defenses.