In this Tuesday, May 10, 2011, boxer Bernard Hopkins speaks with members of the media in Philadelphia.

In this Tuesday, May 10, 2011, boxer Bernard Hopkins speaks with members of the media in Philadelphia. (AP Photo / AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Bernard Hopkins is moving as fast as ever.

The 46-year-old light heavyweight champ won a big bout in late May, will defend his title in October, and wants to fight again in January.

Hopkins will face 29-year-old Chad Dawson in Los Angeles on Oct. 15 with his WBC belt on the line.

Hopkins is already thinking about what's next. He wants a rematch against undefeated Joe Calzaghe, to whom he lost in a split decision in 2008. The only problem is the Welshman retired 2½ years ago.

But next up is Dawson, who's 30-1 with his lone loss coming to Jean Pascal last year. Hopkins beat Pascal in May to become the oldest fighter to win a major world championship.

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