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Bernard Hopkins met a cruel fate to the end of his career -- and Twitter went crazy.

The legendary fighter, 51, was knocked out and knocked out of the ring in the final fight of his illustrious career, by upstart Joe Smith Jr.

First, here's the brutal KO.

Then the reaction:

The knockout from above:

Some people stated the obvious:

There was sympathy for the ex-champ:

Some people were just mean:

Others pointed out the total sadness of a legend with a marvelous career going out like a chump:

You can't help but see the humor in it:

And sometimes you just have to speak truth:


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