Posted October 27, 2013 on AP on Fox
PLAYERS: Bernard Hopkins
Bernard Hopkins turned his bout with Karo Murat into a brawl and retained his share of the light heavyweight championship with a unanimous decision Saturday night. Hopkins (54-6-2) battered Murat for most of the seventh, eighth and ninth rounds to help successfully defend his championship at Boardwalk Hall. The 48-year-old Hopkins extended his record as the oldest fighter to defend a major championship. He had winning scores of 119-108, 119-108, 117-110. Murat (25-2-1) lost a point in the seventh round for hitting after the break and was warned several times for questionable blows. Referee Steve Smoger shoved Murat in the face after another hit after the bell to end the 12th. Hopkins renamed himself ''The Alien'' and walked to the ring in a green mask.

Hopkins keeps light heavyweight belt

Bernard Hopkins turned his bout with Karo Murat into a brawl and retained his share of the light heavyweight championship with a unanimous decision Saturday night. Hopkins (54-6-2) turned the later rounds into his own personal mission to score his first knockout win since 2004. He battered Murat for most of the seventh, eighth and ninth rounds to help successfully defend his championship...

No end in sight for the ancient alien, Bernard Hopkins

Bernard Hopkins Still at his Best: They say even a broken clock is right twice a day- but for Bernard Hopkins it appears his clock is right just about all of the time. Contrary to common wisdom, Hopkins continues to defy the test of time and age. Perhaps as he claims, he is not a human. Maybe is indeed an Alien. Credit: Tom Casino / Showtime In a packed Boardwalk Hall, Hopkins...

Bernard Hopkins Defeats Karo Murat To Retain Title, Eyes Mayweather

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...

Bernard Hopkins Wins Antic-Filled Brawl Against Karo Murat

Bernard Hopkins beat Karo Murat Saturday night on Showtime in a bout notable for more action than you usually see in a Hopkins fight, but even more notable for exceeding the regular high figure of extracurriculars you usually see in a Hopkins fight. There was kissing and referee face shoving and a rule book generally left in tatters. On the undercard, a close bout between Peter...

TQBR Radio 10/29: Bernard Hopkins Vs. Karo Murat Recap

(Above: What Karo Murat should've done to Bernard Hopkins, or Steve Smoger; via) At the age of Abe Vigoda-years-old, Bernard Hopkins continues crotch-kick the Grim Reaper -- in the ring, anyway. Some loved his showing against Karo Murat, some hated it, and some were perplexed by the subpar handling of the action by the usually solid (if not very good) referee Steve Smoger...

Ho-Hum: Bernard Hopkins Vs. Karo Murat Preview And Prediction

Bernard Hopkins-Karo Murat Saturday on Showtime is a blemish on what big-time network boxing has been up to of late in the matchmaking department, so why are we being given a 48-year-old legend in Atlantic City against a German who's never fought here? Number one: It's Hopkins. He's proven he can do TV ratings in his dotage, owing to a curiosity about how much longer...

Bernard Hopkins Defeats Karo Murat By UD

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - With Father Time no where in site, Bernard Hopkins showed flashes of youth in a rock & brawl victory over Karo Murat Saturday night to retain the light heavyweight championship. Fully embracing his new ‘Alien’ moniker, Hopkins arrived to the ring in an alien mask and cape. Where’s Sigorney Weaver when you need her? Showing up briefly in the early rounds...

Bernard Hopkins Vs Karo Murat Preview

This Saturday night, the “Alien,” Bernard Hopkins returns to the ring at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City.  Hopkins will defend his IBF light heavyweight title against Karo Murat of Germany. He is the oldest boxer to ever hold a world title at 48, and if you let him tell it, he’ll be facing Floyd Mayweather Jr. two years from now in the fight of the decade at the young...

HATR – Pacquiao v Rios Undercard, Mayweather Promo Card

LOS ANGELES, CA - THE ALIEN HAS LANDED! This weekend, the Alien, Bernard Hopkins defied the age odds and defeated Karo Murat in one of the most active scraps we’ve seen B-Hop part of in quite sometime. Laden with kisses, hugs, corner camera talk, and shots while a fighter was down, this motley crew of action was a spectacle. A good fight for fans after the debacle that was Peter...

Hopkins vs. Murat, Quillin vs. Rosado weigh-in results, photos, video

The official weigh-ins for Saturday's Showtime triplheader from Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey, were held on Friday afternoon. The event is headlined by the Bernard Hopkins vs. Karo Murat light heavyweight title fight, and features a middleweight title scrap between Peter Quillin and Gabriel Rosado, and a heavyweight showcase for Deontay Wilder against Nicolai Firtha...

Hopkins, Quillin, Rosado Weigh-IN LIVE

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - Today at 12:30 PT, watch “The Alien” Bernard Hopkins take the scales against Karo Murat for their IBF light heavyweight title bout schedule to take place Saturday night. Also weighing in, WBO middleweight champion Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin and Gabriel “King” Rosado who’s fight will be the co-feature event of the evening and heavyweight Deontay...

Viewing Picks for October 26, 2013

All Times Central Boxing Showtime Championship Boxing, Atlantic City, NJ IBF Light Heavyweight Championship Bernard Hopkins vs. Karo Murat -- Showtime, 8 p.m. College Basketball Exhibition Colorado College at BYU -- BYUtv, 8 p.m. College Football Viewing Picks College Hockey Army at Merrimack -- Fox College Sports Pacific, 6 p.m. UMass at Maine --...
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