Edited Press Release: The Ring magazine has joined Boxingtalk in recognizing Bernard Hopkins as the world light heavyweight champion by virtue of his twelve-round unanimous decision over Antonio Tarver on June 10, 2006, in Atlantic City, New Jersey. "Hopkins now joins Bob Fitzsimmons and Dick Tiger as one of only three boxers to win both the undisputed middleweight and undisputed light heavyweight championship," said Nigel Collins, Editor-in-Chief of The Ring. "This is an extremely rare achievement and the perfect way to end a Hall of Fame career." In the near future, Hopkins will be presented with The Ring light heavyweight championship belt in recognition of his latest accomplishment. "I am extremely humbled to be recognized by The Ring as its new champion in the light heavyweight division," said Hopkins. To finish my career on top and to complement my win by being honored with this esteemed belt, is nothing short of a dream come true." It will be the second Ring belt that Hopkins has won. He was awarded the middleweight championship belt in 2001 after knocking out Felix Trinidad to unify the 160-pound title for the first time since 1987.