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Bernard Hopkins sent IBF fight order

Updated: April 30, 2014, 9:06 AM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

Unified light heavyweight titleholder Bernard Hopkins was ordered on Tuesday to make a mandatory defense against the winner of the elimination bout between Anatoliy Dudchenko and Nadjib Mohammedi, who meet June 21 at the Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.

The 49-year-old Hopkins (55-6-2, 32 KOs), the oldest titleholder in boxing history, set another age-related record when he became the oldest fighter to unify world titles when he easily outpointed Beibut Shumenov on April ...

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