Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, United States
Belts on The Line
Tape rankings @ Light Heavyweight
Who won Hopkins vs Murat?
Bernard Hopkins beat Karo Murat by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 26th October 2013 at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City.
The scorecards were announced as 119-108, 119-108, 117-110 in favor of winner Bernard Hopkins.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 175 pounds (12.5 stone or 79.4 KG).
This contest was for the IBF light heavyweight championship of the world.
Hopkins vs Murat stats
Bernard Hopkins stepped into the ring with a record of 53 wins, 6 loses and 2 draws, 32 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Karo Murat made his way to the ring with a record of 25 wins, 1 loss and 1 draw, with 15 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested that Hopkins and Murat have similar power, both with a 60% knock out percentage.
Bernard Hopkins was the older man by 19 years, at 57 years old.
Hopkins had a height advantage of 3 inches over Murat. That also extended to a 5-inch reach advantage.
Both Bernard Hopkins & Karo Murat fought out of an orthodox stance.
Hopkins was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 34 more fights, and made his debut in 1988, 17 years and 11 months earlier than Murat, whose first professional fight was in 2006. He had fought 264 more professional rounds, 514 to Murat's 250.
Hopkins' last 2 fights had come over a period of 17 years, 8 months and 6 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 years, 10 months and 2 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 21 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10.5 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Hopkins vs Murat?
Bernard Hopkins was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Karo Murat made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.