Hopkins was dominant against the much younger Karo Murat.
Bernard Hopkins continues to defy Father Time, and at this point, it seems that his goal of continuing to fight until he's 50 years old is not only attainable but likely.
Hopkins entered the ring at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ, on Saturday night closer to 49 than 48, and he turned in yet another impressive performance against a much younger foe. Karo Murat didn't have the name recognition or pedigree of many recent Hopkins foes, but he was 18 years younger and presumably fresher than the living legend.
The inevitable question—as always—becomes: What is left for Bernard Hopkins to prove in the sport of boxing?
The obvious answer is absolutely nothing. His legacy and Hall of Fame credentials have been secure for over a decade now, and there aren't a ton of compelling fights available.
But Hopkins is as much a businessman as he is a fighter. And there are two names out there that could draw the type of box office success that will allow him to finally ride off into the sunset with a fair bit more coin in his pocket.
Those names are Andre Ward and—seemingly no longer completely out of the question—Floyd Mayweather. Granted, a Ward fight makes more sense from basically every perspective, but Mayweather guarantees the most money by far.