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Bernard Hopkins beats Karo Murat

Updated: November 3, 2013, 9:02 AM ET
Associated Press

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- Bernard Hopkins turned his bout with Karo Murat into a brawl and retained his share of the light heavyweight championship with a unanimous decision Saturday night.

Hopkins (54-6-2) turned the later rounds into his own personal mission. He battered Murat for most of the seventh, eighth and ninth rounds to help successfully defend his championship at Boardwalk Hall.

"I really wanted the knockout, but he was tough," Hopkins said. "You know you've got to ...

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