03/11 15:28 CDT Hopkins-Shumenov to fight April 19
Hopkins-Shumenov to fight April 19
WASHINGTON (AP) --- Bernard Hopkins will attempt to become the oldest fighter
in boxing history to unify world titles when the IBF light heavyweight champion
opposes WBA champion Beibut Shumenov on April 19th at the DC Armory.
"I'm trying to force history to write another book on me," the 49-year-old
Hopkins says Tuesday.
Hopkins (54-6-2, 32 KOs), of Philadelphia, captured the IBF crown in March 2013
with a decision over Tavoris Cloud. He successfully defended it with an October
win against Karo Murat.
Shumenov (14-1, 9 KOs) is a 30-year-old native of Kazakhstan who lives in Las
Vegas. He won the WBA title by defeating Gabriel Campillo in 2010 and has made
five successful defenses.