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IBF Light Heavyweight World Champion Bernard ‘The Alien’ Hopkins Defeats Karo Murat, Retains Title and Breaks His Record as the Oldest Fight to Defend a World Championship

by on Oct.27, 2013, under Boxing News, Press Releases

Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin Retains WBO Middleweight World Championship with Controversial Stoppage Of “King” Gabriel Rosado; Heavyweight Sensation Deontey Wilder Remains Undefeated And Registers Thirtieth Knockout

Saturday’s SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING Telecast Will Replay Tuesday, October 29 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME EXTREME®


ATLANTIC CITY, NJ, 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 clear unanimous decision in front of his hometown crowd at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. The fight, promoted by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Caesars Atlantic City, headlined an entertaining three-fight SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING event.

Hopkins appeared to start the night slow, but Hopkins’ combinations, speed and power grew each round. By the seventh, Hopkins and Murat exchanged wild power shots in spurts for the rest of the bout. Amidst these exchanges, Hopkins used his signature defense, angles and gamesmanship to mentally and physically deflate Murat. The judges scored the fight 117-110 and 119-108, twice for the champion. (continue reading…)

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Bernard Hopkins & Karo Murat Media Conference Call Transcript

by on Oct.20, 2013, under Boxing News, Press Releases

October 18, 2013 –

Bruce Binkow
Good morning, everybody. I wanted to welcome you all to this call. We are obviously very excited and enthusiastic for what promises to be a fantastic card next weekend in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Obviously we’re here to talk to the participants in the main event, Bernard Hopkins and Karo Murat, but just for the record, the rest of the card for the evening will feature Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin fighting Gabriel Rosado in a 12-round WBO middleweight championship bout, and also heavyweights Deontay Wilder and Nicolai Firtha in a 10-round WBC Continental Americas championship bought. (continue reading…)

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Bernard ‘The Alien’ Hopkins Philadelphia Media Workout Quotes

by on Oct.20, 2013, under Boxing News, Press Releases

PHILADELPHIA, PA, October 17, 2013 — IBF Light Heavyweight World Champion Bernard Hopkins debuted his newfound ring persona known as “The Alien” at a media workout yesterday at Joe Hand’s Boxing Gym in Philadelphia as he prepares for his Oct. 26 title defense against top rated contender Karo Murat. In true Hopkins fashion, the oldest fighter to win a world title in boxing history showcased his “out of this world” athletic abilities in front of a large amount of media eager to hear what he had to say. The fight will take place at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City live on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® at 9 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the west coast).

Below please find quotes from Hopkins, who is also known for his “gift of gab” as well as his in ring talents. (continue reading…)

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IBF Light Heavyweight World Champion Bernard Hopkins to Face Mandatory Challenger Karo Murat in a Bout Rescheduled for October 26 at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City,NJ, Live on Showtime Championship Boxing

by on Aug.17, 2013, under Boxing News, Press Releases

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ATLANTIC CITY, NJ, August 16, 2013 — IBF Light Heavyweight Champion Bernard “The Executioner” Hopkins will become the oldest fighter in history to make his initial title defense when he faces highest rated light heavyweight challenger Karo Murat in a rescheduled championship event taking place Saturday, October 26 at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. The 12-round title fight, which was postponed from July 13 due to visa issues experienced by Murat, will air live on SHOWTIME® (9 p.m. ET/PT). With those issues cleared up, Murat has his sights set on ending the reign of the 48-year-old future Hall of Famer.

Hopkins vs. Murat, a 12-round bout for Hopkins’ IBF Light Heavyweight World Championship, is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and Caesars Atlantic City and supported by Golden Boy Promotions sponsors Corona and AT&T. The SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING telecast begins live at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast). SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING is available in Spanish on secondary audio programming (SAP). (continue reading…)

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Stellar Broadcast Team Announced for New Golden Boy Live! Series Premiering on Fox Sports 1 Monday, August 19

by on Aug.10, 2013, under Boxing News, Press Releases

Bernard Hopkins and Paulie Malignaggi Join Dave Bontempo as Color Commentators Ringside from Best Buy Theater in New York City

NEW YORK CITY, August 9, 2013 — The star-studded August 19 premiere of the Golden Boy Live! Series on FOX Sports 1, America’s new sports network, which includes an action-packed card headlined by the middleweight showdown between Brooklyn’s Danny Jacobs and New York’s Giovanni Lorenzo, just got a little more star power, as the broadcast team for the event has been announced.

Handling blow-by-blow duties is veteran, award-winning commentator Dave Bontempo. He is joined on the coverage from Best Buy Theater in New York City by color commentators Bernard “The Executioner” Hopkins and Paulie “Magic Man” Malignaggi. The trio calls the action live from ringside for FOX Sports 1, which airs Jacobs vs. Lorenzo, in addition to a welterweight bout featuring the Bronx’s Eddie Gomez against Philadelphia’s Steve Upsher Chambers and the return of Staten Island’s 2012 U.S. Olympian Marcus Browne against an opponent to be determined. (continue reading…)

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