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Bernard Hopkins wins unification bout over Beibut Shumenov at age 49

Bernard Hopkins at US Capitol talking about Brain Health in 2014 (photo by Akira Kouchiyama via wikipedia commons)

Bernard Hopkins is amazing and keeps on setting records by winning championships at his age.

At 49 years old, he is the oldest boxer to in history to win a world championship, Hopkins became the oldest to win a unification bout on Saturday night with a 12-round split decision over Beibut Shumenov of Kazakhstan at the Washington, D.C. Armory.

Hopkins won by split decision with scores of 113-114, 116-111 and 116-111.

Hopkins in 65 fights has a record of 55 wins, 32 TKO’s, 6 losses, 2 draws and 2 no contests. Shumenov, who is 30, has a record in just 16 fights of 14 wins, 9 TKO’s and 2 losses.

Hopkins was already the IBF champion and with the win he adds Shumenov’s WBA and IBA titles as well.

After starting the fight off slow, Hopkins took control and was the decisive winner, throwing 383 punches and connecting on 49 percent while Shumenov threw 608 punches and landed 20 percent.

The crowd response after the announcement drew several boos eventhough media reports said it was pro-Hopkins.

The only knockdown in the fight occurred in the 11th round when Hopkins floored Shumenov  with a right overhand.

 

 

“The Executioner” Bernard Hopkins readies to defend IBF title at 48

Bernard Hopkins in 2010 (photo by Akira Kouchiyama via wikipedia commons)

Bernard Hopkins will be defending his IBF light heavyweight boxing title against Karo Murat on July 13 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

The 48-year-old Hopkins has a record of 53-6-2 with 32 knockouts. He is a minority partner in Golden Boy Promotions.

The 29-year-old Murat, who is from Iraq, primarily fights in Europe, is 25-1-1.

 

WBA title won by Klitschko who dominates Haye

 

Wladimir Klitschko on February 2008 (photo courtesy Klitschko Management GmbH via wikipedia commons)

“Dr. Steelhammer” Wladimir Klitschko, who is 6’6, won by a lopsided unanimous decision over David Haye.

By winning, he added the WBA title to his heavyweight collection on Saturday in a rain-soaked stadium in Hamburg, Germany.

The Ukraine-born Klitschko dominated from the outset against the smaller Haye, who took very few chances, winning for the 14th straight time and improving his record to 17-2 in title fights.

The 35-year-old never was able to knock Haye down.

All three judges gave the decision to Klitschko, scoring the 12-round match, 117-109, 118-108 and 116-110.

Haye, told the media after the match that he was suffered a toe injury on his right foot during training and it caused him to lose some of the explosiveness and power he is known for.

Klitschko overall is 56-3 and Haye drops to 25-2.

With the victory, it means that Wladimir and his older brother, Vitali, have control of all three major heavyweight titles. Wladimir already had owned the IBF title and minor belts in the WBO and IBO. Vitali is the WBC champion.

 

Info compiled from staff, Radio, TV & Boxing news