Originally written on Thacover2  |  Last updated 8/31/14
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Bernard Hopkins can smell the money in the air. Hopkins weighed in on Friday at 1721/2 pounds, and wanted the media to know that it was a statement to his ability to cut weight. Bernard was making the statement that he could indeed get down to 160 to battle the pound for pound king, Floyd Mayweather Jr. in May. Whether a fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr is fantasy or a certain reality, Hopkins defied boxing logic, and made history before 6,324 on Saturday night at Boardwalk Hall. The alien won a unanimous decision over the rugged Karo Murat to once again become the oldest fighter to hold a world championship, just 14 months shy of his 50th birthday. He won his decision on scores of 117-110, 119-108, and 119-108. I had it 114-111 for Hopkins. The fight started off ugly with shades of the old Bernard Hopkins surfacing.  The champion started off round one with ugly and sometimes dirty clinches, possibly sending a message to Murat that he planned to be just as physical. As the rounds wor...
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