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Hopkins, Murat, Schaefer Comment on Fight Cancellation

BROOKLYN- Due to number two rated IBF Light Heavyweight Contender Karo Murat being declared ineligible to receive a visa by the United States Department of State, and his subsequent inability to enter the United States, his scheduled July 13 fight against IBF Light Heavyweight World Champion Bernard Hopkins at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York slated to air on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING has been cancelled along with the entire event

 "This is an extremely disappointing development as we were anticipating Bernard making history once again on July 13 at Barclays Center," said Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer.  "Since the administrative process that would have to be undertaken in order for Murat's visa petition to be reconsidered takes longer than six months, we're exploring several options with respect to Bernard's next fight."

"I'm extremely disappointed about the fight being cancelled," said Hopkins.  "I was already in the gym, sparring and preparing for the fight, but things happen.  I know Richard Schaefer and the staff at Golden Boy Promotions are already working on something bigger and better.  I stay in shape so being ready is never a problem and I look forward to whatever fight is made for me in the near future."

Karo Murat, speaking from his training camp in Mallorca, Spain stated, "Obviously I'm very disappointed as I have been in training for almost three months now, but I understand that my promoter's representative, Chris Meyer, is in talks with Richard Schaefer to discuss possible alternatives."        

"We are obviously disappointed, as we expected an exciting fight and a big crowd," said CEO of Barclays Center Brett Yormark.  "However, we look forward to working with Golden Boy Promotions to bring future championship bouts to Barclays Center as we continue to become the center of boxing on the East Coast."

Tickets refunds will be available at the original point of purchase.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by cupocity303 on 06-14-2013

[QUOTE=mike gonzalez;13471498]I believe Hopkins should of become a wrestler not a boxer. He bores me to death. I watched him since the ESPN days, still fights the same he jabs a bit then grabs you all night. Boring, Boring, Boring.[/QUOTE]…

Comment by SOPH~ REP. on 06-14-2013

what about ward [SIZE="1"][I]Posted from Boxingscene.com App for Android[/I][/SIZE]

Comment by IronDanHamza on 06-14-2013

Cancelling this Murat fight is the best gift anyone could have asked for. We didn't get Pacquaio-Mayweather, but, atleast we didn't get this fight. That equals it out.

Comment by Mr. Philadel on 06-14-2013

[QUOTE=Pr23;13471822]Not Dawson[/QUOTE] nah man...Chad is food right now....he'll get ate up in the jungle these days...the young lions been feasting on him....he's been softened to a point that the old lion can put paws on him now....he might even f*ck…

Comment by MDPopescu on 06-14-2013

Better do not feed B-Hop to the ex-pimp Adonis... It's not right... Hopkins looks for some big gate fights. B-Hop will not take Ward... Cleverly (in case Frank Warren is capable of setting a big venue in the UK)... Froch,…

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