Bernard Hopkins to fight Oct. 19

Updated: July 20, 2013, 2:57 AM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

Light heavyweight titlist Bernard Hopkins' mandatory defense against Karo Murat has been rescheduled for Oct. 19 at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J., Golden Boy chief executive Richard Schaefer told ESPN.com.

"We've agreed to the fight and the terms (with Murat promoter Sauerland Event) and are looking forward to Oct. 19," Schaefer said. "I had everything set up and then it fell apart. But we have to do this fight. It's Bernard's mandatory and I am committed to doing it and ...

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