11 Updates
Bernard Hopkins Outpoints Karo Murat, Retains IBF Title
Photo Credit: Getty Images

Bernard Hopkins Outpoints Karo Murat, Retains IBF Title

Oct 29 2013, 1:18am CDT | by

48-year-old Bernard Hopkins, the oldest world champion in boxing history, retained his IBF light heavyweight title belt with a 12-round unanimous decision over German Karo Murat on Saturday.

Bernard Hopkins continues to defy logic by beating Germany's Karo Murat on Saturday to retain his IBF light heavyweight crown. The 48-year-old Hopkins, already the oldest world champion in boxing...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos

 
 
 

43 weeks ago

Bernard Hopkins Outpoints Karo Murat, Retains IBF Title

Oct 29 2013, 1:18am CDT | by

Bernard Hopkins Outpoints Karo Murat, Retains IBF Title Photo Credit: Getty Images

48-year-old Bernard Hopkins, the oldest world champion in boxing history, retained his IBF light heavyweight title belt with a 12-round unanimous decision over German Karo Murat on Saturday.

Bernard Hopkins continues to defy logic by beating Germany's Karo Murat on Saturday to retain his IBF light heavyweight crown.

The 48-year-old Hopkins, already the oldest world champion in boxing history, defeated Murat by unanimous decision in front of 6,324 at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City when he gained momentum and the upper hand in the latter rounds. The final scores from the judges read 119-108, 119-108 and 117-110. 

The champion wanted to go for the knockout but couldn't pull it off, giving credit to his opponent for his toughness.

"I really wanted the knockout, but he was tough. You know you've got to take some punches. Yeah, I have a little bit of blood on me, but this is what they want to see. They wanted to see the knockout, so I took some shots." 

Hopkins first became the oldest fighter to win a world title two years ago when he beat Canadian Jean Pascal by unanimous decision in a rematch held in Montreal. The win eclipsed the previous record held by George Foreman.

On the other hand, Murat thought a cut over his left eye was his biggest impediment. He said, "Bernard is a good boxer. But I know if it was not due to these cuts, I would have been in better shape and I could have won." 

The fight started out slowly in typical Hopkins fashion, featuring several clinches which he initiated. Murat made his presence felt in the third round with a solid right hand, which Hopkins countered with a right of his own. 

Hopkins showed off his flamboyant side in the fifth round when Murat had his back turned on him after a clinch. The champion kissed Murat on the neck and on the back of his head to the delight of the crowd in attendance. 

In the sixth, referee Steve Smoger issued a warning to Murat after he hit Hopkins twice when the latter was on the mat after a slip. 

Hopkins then unleashed a powerful left-right combination followed by a body shot in the seventh. He continued to dominate Murat with several hard left hooks which prompted the champion to yell at his challenger's corner to stop the fight. 

However, Murat would not go away easily. He denied Hopkins his first knockout victory since he stopped Oscar de la Hoya in 2004 for the undisputed middleweight championship. 

For the fight, ESPN's Dan Rafael reported on Oct. 28 that Hopkins connected with 44 percent accuracy (247 of 565 punches) as opposed to Murat's 30 percent (147 of 486). 

Hopkins upped his record to 54-6-2 while Murat fell to 25-2-1. 

 

 


 
Update
11

20 hours ago

Bernard Hopkins on why Kovalev not Stevenson

Aug 26 2014 11:50am CDT | Source: bad left hook

Hopkins discusses his upcoming fight with Sergey Kovalev, how it could've been on PPV, and why Stevenson didn't get the figh ...
Source: bad left hook   Full article at: bad left hook
 

 
Update
9

1 week ago

Porter vs Brook preview: Two welterweights collide in (finally) a worthy main event matchup

Aug 14 2014 7:30pm CDT | Source: bad left hook

Shawn Porter and Kell Brook have a Showtime main event on Saturday, with each man looking to take the next step up the welterweight ladder. Who wins? Shawn Porter and Kell Brook come into Saturday night's Showtime Championship Boxing main event with something left to prove on each side, as both young men are looking to show that they're at the elite level of the welterweight division. The 26-year-old ...
Source: bad left hook   Full article at: bad left hook
 

 
Update
8

2 weeks ago

Is the Golden Boy and Showtime honeymoon ending?

Aug 9 2014 10:57pm CDT | Source: bad left hook

Stephen Espinoza is reportedly unhappy with Oscar De La Hoya. Is the relationship between Golden Boy and Showtime cracking without Richard Schaefer? Far more interesting than Saturday night's series of wild mismatches on Showtime was some behind-the-scenes talk, as ESPN.com's Dan Rafael had a series of tweets about Showtime Sports boss Stephen Espinoza and Golden Boy Promotions owner Oscar De La Hoya, with ...
Source: bad left hook   Full article at: bad left hook
 

 
Update
7

2 weeks ago

Kovalev vs Caparello, Rios vs Chaves fights around 1MM viewers on HBO

Aug 6 2014 11:45am CDT | Source: bad left hook

Sergey Kovalev and Brandon Rios put up solid viewing numbers this past weekend on HBO Boxing After Dark. Last weekend's HBO Boxing After Dark delivered about the numbers you'd expect for its main two matchups, with Sergey Kovalev and Brandon Rios delivering wins in much different fashion, and Kovalev setting up a much bigger fight for November. Kovalev will move on to face Bernard Hopkins after trouncing Blake Caparello in the second round. The fight averaged 990,0 ...
Source: bad left hook   Full article at: bad left hook
 

 
Update
5

3 weeks ago

 
Update
4

3 weeks ago

Highlights: Sergey Kovalev stops Blake Caparello, secures Hopkins fight

Aug 3 2014 4:32pm CDT | Source: bad left hook

Sergey Kovalev secured his November date with Bernard Hopkins by stopping Blake Caparello in two rounds last night. ...
Source: bad left hook   Full article at: bad left hook
 

 
Update
3

4 weeks ago

Kovalev vs Caparello: Sergey Kovalev insists he's focused on this fight, nothing more

Jul 29 2014 7:15pm CDT | Source: bad left hook

Sergey Kovalev may have bigger fish to fry in the light heavyweight division, but says he'll first focus on taking care of a challenge from Blake Caparello on Saturday. Sergey Kovalev will defend his WBO light heavyweight title on Saturday night in Atlantic City, as he faces Australia's Blake Caparello in an HBO-televised fight that doesn't have too many people talking, as Caparello is both unknown in the States, and seen even by those who know his work as a major ...
Source: bad left hook   Full article at: bad left hook
 

 
Update
2

6 weeks ago

The Great" BERNARD HOPKINS Drops Serious Boxing Knowledge! *MUST SEE*

Jul 14 2014 2:01pm CDT | Source: reddit boxing

submitted by AlHaymonadviser [link] [comment] ...
Source: reddit boxing   Full article at: reddit boxing
 

 
Update
1

7 weeks ago

Bernard Hopkins just posted this on Twitter

Jul 8 2014 2:53pm CDT | Source: reddit boxing

submitted by JimmyCooper16 [link] [11 ...
Source: reddit boxing   Full article at: reddit boxing
 

 

Don't miss ...

 


Poch de la Rosa follows all major U.S. sports: NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and the NCAA. His favorite teams are the Colts, Braves, Pacers, Sharks and Irish, respectively.

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Jwala-Ashwini ousted from World Championships
Copenhagen, Aug 27 (IANS) Top Indian women's doubles pair Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa were ousted in the second round of the World Badminton Championships, losing to Chinese fifth seeds Qing Tian and Yunlei Zhao in straight games here Wednesday.
 
 
Ottawa Senators Sign Craig Anderson to 3-Year, $12.6M Extension
Ottawa Senators Sign Craig Anderson to 3-Year, $12.6M Extension
The Ottawa Senators signed goaltender Craig Anderson to a three-year, $12.6 million contract extension on Aug. 25.
 
 
Australian cricketer Cameron out with fracture
Brisbane, Aug 27 (IANS) Australian woman cricketer Jess Cameron has been ruled out of the remainder of the series against Pakistan due to a fractured left hand.
 
 
England put India in to bat
Cardiff, Aug 27 (IANS) England captain Alastair Cook won the toss and elected to field in the second One-Day International (ODI) against India at the Sophia Gardens here Wednesday.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

Whale tourism affecting marine animals' behaviour
London, Aug 27 (IANS) Boat trips to watch whales and dolphins may increasingly put the survival of marine mammals at risk, conservationists have warned. The jaunts can affect cetacean behaviour and stress levels in...
Read more on Apple Balla
 
OPEC daily basket closes higher
Vienna, Aug 27 (IANS/WAM) The basket of 12 crude oils of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) stood at $99.82 a barrel Tuesday, compared to $99.09 Monday, according to the OPEC Secretariat. The new...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Hamas lauds Egypt's support for Palestine
Gaza, Aug 27 (IANS) A day after Egypt brokered truce between Hamas and Israel, the Gaza-based militant group Hamas appreciated Cairo's historical role in supporting the Palestinian cause. Hamas's spokesperson Sami...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Eight arrested for inciting youth to join IS in Saudi Arabia
Riyadh, Aug 27 (IANS) As many as eight people have been arrested for luring youth in Saudi Arabia into joining the Islamic State (IS) militant group, the country's interior ministry said here Wednesday. Interior...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Jwala-Ashwini ousted from World Championships
Copenhagen, Aug 27 (IANS) Top Indian women's doubles pair Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa were ousted in the second round of the World Badminton Championships, losing to Chinese fifth seeds Qing Tian and Yunlei Zhao...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Pakistan's Air Force chief visits Sri Lanka
Colombo, Aug 27 (IANS) Pakistan Air Force chief Tahir Rafique Butt arrived in Sri Lanka Wednesday on a three-day visit at the invitation of his Sri Lankan counterpart Air Marshal Kolitha Gunatilleke. Air Chief Marshal...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Clint Eastwood advised Styles to learn self-defence?
London, Aug 27 (IANS) Harry Styles has reportedly taken up training in the self-defence art of Krav Maga after actor Clint Eastwood advised the singer to improve his physique for a film career. The 84-year-old is said...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Earth can sustain more terrestrial plant growth
Washington, Aug 27 (IANS) Our planet can produce much more land-plant biomass -- the total material in leaves, stems, roots, fruits, grains and other terrestrial plant parts -- than previously thought, says new...
Read more on Apple Balla
 
What brightens up the universe?
London, Aug 27 (IANS) Does ultraviolet light, that bathes the cosmos, come from numerous but faint galaxies or from a smaller number of quasars? The answer may not be too far in the future. A new method developed by...
Read more on Apple Balla