Hopkins to defend title against Murat

Updated: April 10, 2013, 8:09 PM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

Light heavyweight titleholder Bernard Hopkins will continue his storied career at age 48 by facing mandatory challenger Karo Murat of Germany this summer, Golden Boy Promotions chief executive Richard Schaefer told ESPN.com on Wednesday.

"History is marching on," Schaefer said. "Bernard is up for the challenge. Karo Murat is 29, young enough to be Bernard's son. He's a good fighter and he has been waiting for this kind of opportunity."

Schaefer said he and Chris Meyer, the general ...

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