Hopkins' title defense set for July 13

Updated: April 30, 2013, 3:59 AM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

Light heavyweight titleholder Bernard Hopkins' first defense, which will come against mandatory challenger Karo Murat of Germany, will take place July 13 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., Golden Boy Promotions chief executive Richard Schaefer told ESPN.com on Monday.

The fight, agreed to three weeks ago, did not have a set date other than being penciled in for sometime in July or August.

"The fight was made and we were looking for a date and we were holding July 13 at the ...

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