Soon to be 49-yr. old Bernard Hopkins, displaying little movement, had to rumble for this win against the stamina-challenged Murat. Hopkins' 247 landed punches are the most he's landed in 12 years (he landed 260 in his upset win over Trinidad). B-Hop avg'd 47 thrown per round, eight more than he avg'd in his last 9 fights. Karo Murat, who avg'd just 41 thrown per round, had his moments, landing 23 power shots in round 9, the most landed by a Hopkins opponent in 20 years (Roy Jones landed 25 power shots in round 6 of their 1st fight). Many of Murat's 120 landed power shots were flush to the head of B-Hop but lacked pop.
CompuBox: Hopkins Lands Most Punches in 12 Years
I'm a freakin alien matter of fact I'm goin to talk to my doctor about it on Monday all joking aside Hopkins looked good a little shaky at first he had me worried but then I thought about it later…Comment by Kris Silver on 10-28-2013
He did look good. The flip side is could help him land a Stevenson or Kovalev fight which I think he could easily get hurt in. I think he'd have a good shot at beating Froch. Not as big a…Comment by Souwester on 10-28-2013
It just shows you that if you take care of your body, you can fight for a very long time.Comment by IronDanHamza on 10-28-2013
I wonder why that is.Comment by amayseng on 10-28-2013
the dude is special he should fight froch in England and retire off that win, ride off as a champion of two divisions.Post a Comment - View More User Comments (7)