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Bernard Hopkins Outpoints Karo Murat, Retains IBF Title
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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...

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Bernard Hopkins Outpoints Karo Murat, Retains IBF Title

Oct 29 2013, 1:18am CDT | by

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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. 

 

 


 
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Oct 14 2014 8:02pm CDT | Source: boxing news

By Dan Ambrose: WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev (25-0-1, 23 KOs) sees his upcoming match against 49-year-old IBF/WBA light heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins (55-6-2, 32 KOs) as being a potentially easy fight for him when he steps inside the ring next month on November 8th on HBO Champio ...
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Pacquiao/Algieri getting only one episode on HBO 24/7

Oct 10 2014 2:50pm CDT | Source: eastsideboxing

The November 22nd fight between WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao and Chris Algieri, which will be televised by HBO pay-per-view, is getting only one thirty minute 24/7 series on HBO on November 8th at 1:00 a.m. (ET/PT) following the World Championship Boxing match-up between 49-year-old grizzled veteran Bernard Hopkins and the you ...
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Joshua going for title

Oct 10 2014 7:14am CDT | Source: Winner Sports

Anthony Joshua has vowed to win the WBC international heavyweight title on Saturday night to mark his first year as a professional boxer. Joshua faces experienced Russian Denis Bakhtov at the O2 arena for the vacant crown after just seven fights as a pro. The Olympic champion is tipped as a future world champion and the international heavyweight crown would certainly boost his hopes of a shot at the big men in boxing. Joshua has dismantl ...
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De La Hoya's claims of ending boxing's Cold War don't hold water with Haymon as roadblock

Oct 6 2014 4:14pm CDT | Source: bad left hook

Oscar De La Hoya says he's ended boxing's Cold War. He ended one, but another, far bigger one has developed for years, and there's no getting around it. In an interview piece filled with Oscar De La Hoya's usual shtick, the former fighter and Golden Boy Promotions founder tells USA Today that boxing's Cold War is over (it's not), and that Canelo Alvarez vs Miguel Cotto is now potenti ...
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SADAM ALI VS. LUIS CARLOS ABREGU ANNOUNCED AS BERNARD HOPKINS VS. SERGEY KOVALEV CO-FEATURE

Oct 2 2014 4:17pm CDT | Source: eastsideboxing

Atlantic City, NJ (Oct. 2) - A member of the 2008 United States Olympic team who is rapidly speeding up the welterweight ladder, Brooklyn's Sadam "World Kid" Ali will look to announce his arrival on the international [...] ...
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Predictions for the Biggest Boxing Fights Remaining in 2014

Sep 30 2014 9:17am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

In the words of Gennady Golovkin, these fights will hopefully all be a "big drama show." It's what we as fight fans live for: the anticipation leading up to the big moment when the bell rings and a match we've waited for finally begins. Obviously, every bout doesn't live up to the hype—in fact most of them probably don't—but there's a good chance that at least one of these seven fights will go down as an instant classic. Unfortunatel ...
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Artur Beterbiev: Your New Favorite Fighter

Sep 29 2014 6:47am CDT | Source: bad left hook

Artur Beterbiev may be a big name sooner than later. Here's a quick primer on the 29-year-old Chechen powerhouse. With a two-round slaughter of Tavoris Cloud this past Saturday night at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Russian light heavyweight prospect Artur Beterbiev emerged as a name to watch in the sport of boxing, so what more is there to this wave-making fighter? First off, take a look at the Cloud ...
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Stieglitz-Sturm meet November 8th

Sep 25 2014 1:00pm CDT | Source: bad left hook

Two of Germany's most popular fighters of the past decade will meet each other for national bragging rights. Robert Stieglitz and Felix Sturm will face off in a super middleweight tilt November 8th at the Porsche Arena in Stuttgart, Germany. No belts will be on the line and neither is vying for any kind of mandatory status. This is just an old-fashioned turf war and for that—if for no other ...
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