Glendale, California: With his fifth round knockout of Karo Murat (27-3-1, 17 KOs) last Saturday night, Sullivan Barrera (17-0, 12 KOs) not only secured his #1 ranking in the light heavyweight division for the IBF but he also gained the attention of the rest of the division. For those who missed this spectacular performance, HBO Latino will play an encore of the
All 20 fighters weighed in successfully for tonight’s Glendale Fight Night professional boxing show at the Glendale Civic Auditorium.
Glendale Fight Night 8 is presented by Top Rank in association with Main Events, Zanfer, Bash Boxing, and Art of Boxing Promotions and is part of a televised tripleheader on HBO LATINO BOXING. Tickets can be purchased online at www.glenalefightnight.com or by calling (626) 388-8888. … Read Article
Glendale, CA: Top Mexican welterweights Pedro Campa and Aaron Herrera will collide on a Tripleheader of action on Saturday, December 12 at the Glendale Civic Auditorium and televised live on HBO Latino Boxing (10pm ET/PT). Top Rank, in association with Main Events and Zanfer Promotions made the announcement today.… Read Article
While boxing fans would like to see IBF light heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins to step it up from the likes of Karo Murat and Tavoris Cloud to fight the best in the division in Adonis Stevenson and Sergey Kovalev, Hopkins said that he’s interested in moving down in weight to fight Floyd Mayweather Jr. next.
Hopkins feels he can get down to 160 by next May to fight Mayweather in Cinco de Mayo if they … Read Article
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 … Read Article
Showtime’s festivities at the Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, NJ started with Deontay Wilder’s ugly destruction of Nicolai “Stone Man” Firtha. Neither man deserves much attention. How Deontay can be viewed as a legitimate heavyweight contender is a mystery to me. Showtime’s Al Bernstein tried hard to describe Firtha as a real threat to Deontay. Al struggled to try and make viewers believe because he fought pretty well against Tyson Fury and that he could do … Read Article
Making his first defense of his IBF light heavyweight title champion Bernard Hopkins (54-6-2, 32 KO’s) defeated Karo Murat (25-2-1m 15 KO’s) by a lopsided 12 round unanimous decision on Saturday night at the Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA. The final judges scores were 117-110, 119-108, 119-108. Hopkins took a lot of shots in the fight and it was a lot of back and forth action between them. This was easily the most … Read Article
It’s not really question of whether IBF light heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins (53-6-2, 32 KO’s) will beat his little known German based opponent Karo Murat (25-1-1, 15 KO’s) tonight in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The only question is whether the 48-year-old Hopkins will look sensational in stopping him or as boring as he’s looked in many of his fights over the years.
Either way, Hopkins will win this fight with ease. Murat has one defeat … Read Article
Bernard Hopkins 172.5 lbs vs Karo Murat 174 lbs.
Peter Quillin 159.25 lbs vs. Gabriel Rosado 160 lbs
Deontay Wilder 224 lbs vs Nikolai Firtha 252 1/2 lbs
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 … Read Article