Karo Murat Boxing News

The week in Boxing – 31.10.13

By Rachel Aylett: At the weekend Bernard Hopkins was involved in one of his most incident-packed fights for years, as he turned back the futile challenge of the Sauerland team’s Karo Murat. Murat was so determined not to be intimidated and roughed up by Hopkins that he was ready for a rough-house war, which is […]

Hopkins-Murat brings in huge ratings on Showtime

NEW YORK (Oct. 30, 2013) – Last Saturday’s SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING tripleheader, highlighted by Future Hall of Famer Bernard Hopkins,drew the second largest average audience for a live SHOWTIME® boxing event this year and ranks as the third-highest average on record for the premium network since 2004 when Nielsen began tracking pay television networks’ individual […]

Hopkins vs. Murat: An Empty Victory

By Jay McIntyre: For Bernard Hopkins, Saturday was an unnecessary fight with an unnecessary lack of sportsmanship. He was expected to win, and many people felt that Karo Murat would be merely a ‘speed bump’ as Hopkins pressed onward through his career. A perfunctory turn out from Hopkins should have been sufficient to win a […]

Hopkins says he’ll likely move down in weight for next fight

By Allan Fox: IBF light heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins (56-6-2, 32 KO’s) says he’ll likely move down in weight for his next fight rather than face the other 175 lb. champions in unification matches. Hopkins badly wants to fight Floyd Mayweather Jr. at middleweight, and Hopkins is also interested in facing Carl Froch, the IBF/WBA […]

Hopkins tops Murat in Atlantic City

ATLANTIC CITY (October 27, 2013) – IBF Light Heavyweight Champion Bernard “The Alien” Hopkins (54-6-2, 32 KO’s) became the oldest fighter in history to defend a world title, breaking his own record by defeating European challenger Karo Murat (25-2-1, 15 KO’s). The 48-year-old “Executioner” turned “Alien” out-worked and out-brawled his 30-year-old challenger and won via […]

Hopkins defeats Murat; Deontay destroys Firtha; Quillin defeats Rosado

By Jim Dower: IBF light heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins (54-6-2, 32 KO’s) successfully defended his title by beating challenger Karo Murat (25-2-1, 15 KO’s) by a 12 round unanimous decision in a dirty fight on Saturday night at the Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA. The final judges scores were 117-110, 119-108, 119-108. The […]

Hopkins battles Murat tonight in Atlantic City

(Photo credit: Tom Casino/Showtime) By Dan Ambrose: IBF light heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins (53-6-2, 32 KO’s) Karo Murat (25-1-1, 15 KO’s) will be looking to put on a boxing clinic tonight at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Hopkins has the right opponent for him to look good against and possibly even stop […]

My Two Cents: Hopkins vs. Murat

By Jay McIntyre: The prevailing wisdom going into this Saturday’s bout between Bernard Hopkins (53-6-2-2, 32 KO’s) and Karo Murat (24-1-1, 14 KO’s) is that Bernard Hopkins will win. Given the experience, resume and set of skills that both men bring to the table, this really is an open and shut case. In what world […]

Murat: Hopkins doesn’t have the speed anymore

LONDON (26 Oct) – Karo Murat has fired a warning shot to Bernard Hopkins on the eve of their world title showdown in Atlantic City telling the legendary fighter he’s going to make him look all of his 48 years. The Philadelphian prizefighter etched his name into the history books long before he broke his […]

Weights: Deontay 224, Firtha 252.5; Hopkins 172.5, Murat 174

By Scott Gilfoid: Heavyweight contender Deontay Wilder (29-0, 29 KO’s) weighed in at a slim and muscular looking 224 lbs. on Friday’s weigh-in. Deontay, 28, is looking to score his 30th consecutive knockout and he’s got an excellent chance of accomplishing that goal. His opponent Nicolai Firtha (21-10-1, 8 KO’s) looked pretty good in coming […]

Hopkins: I need a knockout

(Photo credit: Hogan Photos) By Dan Ambrose: IBF light heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins (53-6-2, 32 KO’s) badly wants to score a knockout this Saturday night against Karo Murat (25-1-1, 15 KO’s). It’s as if the 48-year-old Hopkins realizes that it’s no longer enough just winning his fights by decisions in dominating his opponents. For him […]

Rosado expects to take advantage of Quillin’s mistakes

Atlantic City, NJ (Oct. 24, 2013) – The six fighters that will be featured on the SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® telecast this Saturday night gathered with media members at Caesars Atlantic City to discuss their respective matchups. Bernard “The Alien” Hopkins, Karo Murat, Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin, “King” Gabriel Rosado, Deontay “Bronze Bomber” Wilder and Nicolai […]

Hopkins hoping for Mayweather bout if he gets past Murat

(Photo credit: Tom Casino/Showtime) By Allan Fox: 48-year-old IBF light heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins (53-6-2, 32 KO’s) he was approached by some “powerful people” about him facing 36-year-old Floyd Mayweather Jr. in 2014. The fight would involve Hopkins coming down two divisions in weight to face Mayweather at middleweight. Nothing was said from Hopkins about […]

Hopkins and Murat talk about their fight on Saturday

Bernard “The Alien” Hopkins, IBF Light Heavyweight World Champion “I’m coming to show you all that not only am I different and I don’t get tired of doing what I do. I love winning opportunities and situations to win. “Saying ‘I’m getting old,’ is getting old. “[Gabriel] Rosado and “Kid Chocolate” [Quillin] have the opportunity […]

Hopkins wants KO win over Murat

By Dan Ambrose: IBF light heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins (53-6-2, 32 KO’s) is hoping to end his nine-year knockout drought this Saturday night by knocking out German-based challenger Karo Murat (25-1-1, 15 KO’s) on Showtime at the Boardwalk Hall, in Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA. The 48-year-old Hopkins hasn’t recorded a knockout since his 9th […]

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