Saturday October 26, Bloody Elbow presents live fight coverage of Bernard Hopkins vs. Karo Murat, live on Showtime. Showtime Championship Boxing Hopkins vs. Murat airs live this Saturday, October 26 with a fight time of 9:00 p.m. ET / PT. Bloody Elbow will have live fight coverage, including results and discussion, right here.
Bernard Hopkins. If you're any kind of boxing fan, the name alone is enough to tell you all you need to know about this fight. The now 48 year old Hopkins is one of boxing's current era legends, and the fact that he's still going strong at 48 is remarkable. He's an incredibly sneaky, tactical fighter who will use every trick in the book to minimize his opponent's offense and strike back with his own. He's also, in the eyes of most observers, a slog. Yes, we can all appreciate what Hopkins does at this age, but his fights can be rough. That said, they can be entertaining with the right opponent - as his 2011 win over Jean Pascal showed. The question with Hopkins now is always the same - is this finally the fight where he's just too old? We thought maybe that was the case after the Chad Dawson fights, but a win over Tavoris Cloud said otherwise. Now, the decent if not entirely remarkable Murat gets his shot at boxing's old man. We'll see what he does with it.
Hopkins vs. Murat caps off a triple-header on Showtime that includes two very exciting prospects in action. Opening the card is American Heavyweight hope Deontay Wilder. Wilder is a KO machine who is the latest American to try and rise through the Heavyweight ranks. With Seth Mitchell falling hard lately, Wilder is now perhaps our best bet for a true international player. He takes on the outmatched Nicolai Firtha in what should be another KO win for Wilder.
Then, the exciting and undefeated "Kid Chocolate" Peter Quillin looks to keep his perfect record intact as he takes on the tough Gabriel Rosado. Quillin is the easy pick here, but Rosado is no slouch - this should be an excellent fight.
Join us here at Bloody Elbow for Showtime Championship Boxing Hopkins vs. Murat results, discussion, and live fight coverage this Saturday October 26.
HOPKINS VS. MURAT RESULTS:
Bernard Hopkins def. Karo Murat by unanimous decision (117-110, 119-108, 119-108)
Peter Quillin def. Gabriel Rosado TKO (cut) round 10 0:40
Deontay Wilder def. Nicolai Firtha KO round 4
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