Bernard Hopkins sumó una pelea más en la que el nocaut brilló por su ausencia con lo que acumula nueve años sin terminar temprano, pero pasó a la historia como el campeón más viejo en retener una corona mundial dejando en el olvido la marca que tenía el legendario George Foreman.

El peleador de 48 años y 9 meses de edad, logró retener la corona de los Semicompletos de la Federación Internacional de Boxeo al dar cuenta por decisión unánime del alemán Karo Murat.

En un duelo realizado en Atlantic City, el veterano estadounidense logró jugar a placer con su contrincante – 15 años menor – y aunque presentó una pelea muy sucia logro llevarse una victoria clara pues del séptimo al decimoprimero round marcó la clara diferencia a base de un muy buen boxeo.

“Los primeros rounds jugué con él, quería ver que hacía. Pero sin duda no sacó lo mejor de mi”, dijo el peleador que cambió su apodo a El Alien, pues se considera fuera de este planeta.

Con esta victoria, Hopkins mejoró fu foja a 54 triunfos, 32 nocauts, seis derrotas y dos empates.

Quillin no luce

Kid Chocolate estuvo lejos de emocionar a Atlantic City, la noche del sábado sufió para poder retener la corona mundial Media de la Organización Mundial de Boxeo al dar cuenta por nocaut técnico en 10 asaltos a Gabriel Rosado.

El referi Allan Huggins decidió detener las acciones, pues en el noveno episodio el retador sufrió un profundo corte en el párpado izquierdo que no pudo ser controlado en la esquina.

“Estoy de acuerdo con la decisión del referi, pues no se puede arriesgar la salud de esa forma”, dijo el campeón mundial invicto que tuvo complicaciones durante la contienda con la agresividad que manejó su adversario.

Con esta victoria, Quillin mejoró su foja a 30 victorias – 21 por nocaut – y realizó su segunda defensa; mientras que Rosado sumó su séptimo descalabro.

“Estoy listo para enfrentar a quienes mi promotora diga, pero a mi me gustaría enfrenar a Maravilla Martínez”, dijo el campeón neoyorkino.

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  • Bernard Hopkins, Karo Murat

    Bernard Hopkins sumó una pelea más en la que el nocaut brilló por su ausencia con lo que acumula nueve años sin terminar temprano, pero pasó a la historia como el campeón más viejo en retener una corona mundial dejando en el olvido la marca que tenía el legendario George Foreman.

  • Bernard Hopkins, Karo Murat

    Bernard Hopkins sumó una pelea más en la que el nocaut brilló por su ausencia con lo que acumula nueve años sin terminar temprano, pero pasó a la historia como el campeón más viejo en retener una corona mundial dejando en el olvido la marca que tenía el legendario George Foreman.

  • Bernard Hopkins, Karo Murat

    Bernard Hopkins sumó una pelea más en la que el nocaut brilló por su ausencia con lo que acumula nueve años sin terminar temprano, pero pasó a la historia como el campeón más viejo en retener una corona mundial dejando en el olvido la marca que tenía el legendario George Foreman.

  • Bernard Hopkins, Karo Murat

    Bernard Hopkins sumó una pelea más en la que el nocaut brilló por su ausencia con lo que acumula nueve años sin terminar temprano, pero pasó a la historia como el campeón más viejo en retener una corona mundial dejando en el olvido la marca que tenía el legendario George Foreman.

  • Bernard Hopkins, Karo Murat

    Bernard Hopkins sumó una pelea más en la que el nocaut brilló por su ausencia con lo que acumula nueve años sin terminar temprano, pero pasó a la historia como el campeón más viejo en retener una corona mundial dejando en el olvido la marca que tenía el legendario George Foreman.

  • Bernard Hopkins, Karo Murat

    Bernard Hopkins sumó una pelea más en la que el nocaut brilló por su ausencia con lo que acumula nueve años sin terminar temprano, pero pasó a la historia como el campeón más viejo en retener una corona mundial dejando en el olvido la marca que tenía el legendario George Foreman.

  • Bernard Hopkins

    Bernard Hopkins arrives for an IBF Light Heavyweight championship boxing match against Tavoris Cloud at the Barclays Center Saturday, March 9, 2013, in New York. Hopkins won the fight by unanimous decision (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

  • Don King

    Don King looks on after an IBF Light Heavyweight championship boxing match between Tavoris Cloud and Bernard Hopkins at the Barclays Center Saturday, March 9, 2013, in New York. Hopkins won by unanimous decision. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

  • Tavoris Cloud, Bernard Hopkins

    Tavoris Cloud, right, punches Bernard Hopkins, left, during the 12th round of an IBF Light Heavyweight championship boxing match at the Barclays Center Saturday, March 9, 2013, in New York. Hopkins won by unanimous decision. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

  • Bernard Hopkins , Tavoris Cloud

    Bernard Hopkins, left, fights Tavoris Cloud during the 12th round of an IBF Light Heavyweight championship boxing match at the Barclays Center Saturday, March 9, 2013, in New York. Hopkins won by unanimous decision. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

  • Tavoris Cloud

    Bernard Hopkins, right, punches Tavoris Cloud, left, during the 10th round of an IBF Light Heavyweight championship boxing match at the Barclays Center Saturday, March 9, 2013, in New York. Hopkins won by unanimous decision. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

  • Bernard Hopkins, Tavoris Cloud

    Bernard Hopkins, right, punches Tavoris Cloud during the 12th round of an IBF Light Heavyweight championship boxing match at the Barclays Center Saturday, March 9, 2013, in New York. Hopkins won by unanimous decision. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

  • Bernard Hopkins

    Bernard Hopkins poses for photographs after an IBF Light Heavyweight championship boxing match against Tavoris Cloud at the Barclays Center Saturday, March 9, 2013, in New York. Hopkins won by unanimous decision. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

  • Bernard Hopkins, Tavoris Cloud

    Tavoris Cloud, left, and Bernard Hopkins exchange words after an IBF Light Heavyweight championship boxing match at the Barclays Center Saturday, March 9, 2013, in New York. Hopkins won by unanimous decision. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

  • Tavoris Cloud, Bernard Hopkins

    Tavoris Cloud, left, punches Bernard Hopkins, left, during the 11th round of an IBF Light Heavyweight championship boxing match at the Barclays Center Saturday, March 9, 2013, in New York. Hopkins won by unanimous decision. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

  • Bernard Hopkins , Tavoris Cloud

    Bernard Hopkins, right, avoids a punch by Tavoris Cloud, left, during the second round of an IBF Light Heavyweight championship boxing match at the Barclays Center Saturday, March 9, 2013, in New York. Hopkinds won by unanimous decision.(AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

  • Bernard Hopkins

    Bernard Hopkins,right, hits Tavoris Cloud, left, during the fifth round of an IBF Light Heavyweight championship boxing match against Tavoris Cloud at the Barclays Center Saturday, March 9, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

  • Bernard Hopkins, Tavoris Cloud

    Bernard Hopkins and Tavoris Cloud fight during the fourth round of an IBF Light Heavyweight championship boxing match at the Barclays Center Saturday, March 9, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

  • Bernard Hopkins v Chad Dawson

    LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 15: Bernard Hopkins (R) throws a punch at Chad Dawson in their WBC and Ring Magzine light heavyweight title fight at Staples Center on October 15, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. Dawson was awarded a second round TKO after Hopkins injured his shoulder. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

  • Bernard Hopkins v Chad Dawson

    LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 15: Bernard Hopkins gestures to the crowd after entering the ring to taqke on Chad Dawson in their WBC and Ring Magzine light heavyweight title fight at Staples Center on October 15, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. Dawson was awarded a second round TKO after Hopkins injured his shoulder. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

  • Bernard Hopkins v Chad Dawson

    LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 15: Bernard Hopkins (R) tangles with Chad Dawson as he falls to the canvas in their WBC and Ring Magzine light heavyweight title fight at Staples Center on October 15, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. Hopkins injured his shoulder and was unable to continue and Dawson was awarded a TKO victory. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

  • Amir Khan v Lamont Peterson - Weigh In

    WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 09: Bernard Hopkins arrives to take part in the official weigh-in for the fight between Unified Light-Welterweight Champion of the World Amir Khan and Lamont Peterson at the Carnegie Library on December 9, 2011 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

  • Amir Khan v Lamont Peterson - Weigh In

    WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 09: Bernard Hopkins arrives to take part in the official weigh-in for the fight between Unified Light-Welterweight Champion of the World Amir Khan and Lamont Peterson at the Carnegie Library on December 9, 2011 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

  • Bernard Hopkins v Chad Dawson

    ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - APRIL 28: Bernard Hopkins looks on as he enters the ring to fight against Chad Dawsonduring their WBC & Ring Magazine Light Heavyweight Title fight at Boardwalk Hall Arena on April 28, 2012 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

  • Bernard Hopkins v Chad Dawson

    ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - APRIL 28: Bernard Hopkins squares up to fight against Chad Dawson during their WBC & Ring Magazine Light Heavyweight Title fight at Boardwalk Hall Arena on April 28, 2012 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

  • Bernard Hopkins v Chad Dawson

    ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - APRIL 28: Chad Dawson celebrates with his corner after he was the declared the winner after a 12 round decision against Bernard Hopkins during their WBC & Ring Magazine Light Heavyweight Title fight at Boardwalk Hall Arena on April 28, 2012 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

  • Bernard Hopkins v Chad Dawson

    ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - APRIL 28: Bernard Hopkins is tended to in his corner by his team in between rounds against CHad Dawson during their WBC & Ring Magazine Light Heavyweight Title fight at Boardwalk Hall Arena on April 28, 2012 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

  • Bernard Hopkins v Chad Dawson

    ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - APRIL 28: Bernard Hopkins (black trunks and Chad Dawson (grey trunks) lie on the canvas as referee Eddie Cotton stands over them during their WBC & Ring Magazine Light Heavyweight Title fight at Boardwalk Hall Arena on April 28, 2012 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

  • Bernard Hopkins v Chad Dawson

    ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - APRIL 28: Chad Dawson poses with his belt after he won by 12 round decision against Bernard Hopkins during their WBC & Ring Magazine Light Heavyweight Title fight at Boardwalk Hall Arena on April 28, 2012 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

  • Bernard Hopkins v Chad Dawson

    ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - APRIL 28: Chad Dawson (grey and green trunks) lands a punch against Bernard Hopkins (black trunks) during their WBC & Ring Magazine Light Heavyweight Title fight at Boardwalk Hall Arena on April 28, 2012 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

  • Bernard Hopkins v Chad Dawson

    ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - APRIL 28: Bernard Hopkins (black trunks)s falls on top of Chad Dawson (grey trunks) during their WBC & Ring Magazine Light Heavyweight Title fight at Boardwalk Hall Arena on April 28, 2012 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

  • NY Giants Justin Tuck 4th Annual Celebrity Billiards Tournament

    NEW YORK, NY - MAY 31: Bernard Hopkins attends the NY Giants Justin Tuck 4th Annual celebrity billiards tournament at Slate NYC on May 31, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/Getty Images for Tuck's R.U.S.H. for Literacy)

  • US-HISTORY-MADISON SQUARE GARDEN

    Former Boxing World Champion Bernard Hopkins (L), former New York Rangers hockey great Mark Messier (C) and former New York Knicks basketball great Patrick Ewing (R) attend the unveilling of great moments in Madison Square Garden history October 11, 2012 at Madison Square Park in New York, site of the original Garden. Madison Square Garden will launch two exhibits in November 2012-- 'Garden 366' and Defining Moments' tracing the history of the famous sports arena. AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/GettyImages)

  • SPO-BOXING-CLOUD-HOPKINS

    Bernard Hopkins Two-Division World Champion and Oldest Fighter In Boxing History To Win A World Championship listens to speeches before he officially announces his title bout against IBF Light Heavyweight World Champion Tavoris Cloud during a press conference at the Barclays Center January 15, 2013 in New York . Hopkins will attempt to break his own record as the oldest fighter in history to win a world championship when he faces the undefeated Cloud on March 9 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn live on HBO World Championship Boxing. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)