ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (PRESS RELEASE) -– IBF light heavyweight champion Bernard "The Executioner" Hopkins will become the oldest fighter in history to make his initial title defense when he faces highest rated light heavyweight challenger Karo Murat in a rescheduled championship event taking place Saturday, Oct. 26 at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City.
The 12-round title fight, which was postponed from July 13 due to visa issues experienced by Murat, will air live on SHOWTIME at 9 p.m. EST. With those issues cleared up, Murat has his sights set on ending the reign of the 48-year-old future Hall of Famer.
Hopkins vs. Murat, a 12-round bout for Hopkins' IBF Light Heavyweight World Championship, is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and Caesars Atlantic City and supported by Golden Boy Promotions sponsors Corona and AT&T. The SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING telecast begins live at 9 p.m. EST (delayed on the West Coast). SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING is available in Spanish on secondary audio programming (SAP).
Tickets priced at $300, $150, $75, $50 and $25, not including applicable service charges, go on sale on Monday, Aug. 19 at noon, with a special ticket presale on sale now and lasting through Sunday, Aug. 18 at 11:59 p.m. To order tickets during this presale, enter the code: KNOCKOUT. Tickets can be purchased at the Boardwalk Hall Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations, by calling 800-736-1420 or online.
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