Karo Murat says Bernard Hopkins is slowing down, but the 48-year-old light heavyweight titleholder isn’t expected to look his age when he defends his IBF belt against the 18-years-younger challenger on Saturday in Atlantic City, N.J.
Deontay Wilder is 29-0 with as many knockouts heading into Saturday’s bout with Nicolai Firtha in Atlantic City, N.J.
Promoter Artie Pelullo calls newl WBO 140-pound titleholder Ruslan Provodnikov “the most exciting fighter in the business.” He wants the Russian bomber to face Tim Bradley in a rematch or the winner of Manny Pacquiao-Brandon Rios.
The July 13 Showtime Championship Boxing card headlined by IBF light heavyweight beltholder Bernard Hopkins’ title defense against Karo Murat at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., has been cancelled due to the Germany based challenger’s visa denial and subsequent inability to enter the United States.
Less than two years away from being 50, Bernard Hopkins has accomplished all there is to do in boxing, yet the light heavyweight titleholder – who defends his IBF belt against Karo Murat on July 13 – is still as motivated as ever and in the hunt for one more “mega fight.”
Bernard Hopkins spoke to RingTV’s Bill Emes after Lucas Matthysse’s third-round KO of Lamont Peterson. Of a potential showdown between Matthysse and RING 140-pound champ Danny Garcia, Hopkins said Garcia has to be “perfect; he’s gotta pitch a no-hitter.”