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Bernard Hopkins will embarrass Beibut Shumenov this weekend in D.C.

Shumenov can’t compete with Hopkins.

Bernard Hopkins will battle Beibut Shumenov in a unification bout on Saturday night at the DC Armory in Washington.

Hopkins (54-6-2-2, 32 KOs), who is also a past two-weight world titlist, last exited the squared circle in October after universally outscoring Karo Murat to successfully defend the IBF light heavyweight crown.

In a scintillating match that bordered on a brawl, the 49-year-old Hopkins battered the 30-year-old Murat (25-2-1, 15 KOs) late and aggressively tried to knock the German challenger onto Queer Street.

Dismissing 18 years of seniority, Hopkins opened a cut on Murat’s left eye and bullied the youngster for 36 minutes.

“If a baseball player, football player, basketball player was performing at anywhere near the level that Bernard is, he would be in a lab being studied by scientists,” says Bruce Binkow, the chief operating officer for Golden Boy, Hopkins’s promoter.

Meanwhile, safeguarding the WBA and IBA light heavyweight belts, Shumenov (14-1, 9 KOs) most recently earned a third round TKO over Tamas Kovacs on December 14.

A representative of Kazakhstan in the 2004 Summer Olympics, the 30-year-old Shumenov has beaten a host of tomato cans as a professional.

In stark contrast to Shumenov, and despite being a quasi-geriatric, “The Executioner” continues to defy Father Time and trump the world’s premier prizefighters.

Although younger, quicker and stronger than “The Alien,” Shumenov’s inexperience will ultimately lead to his demise.

After outclassing Beibut Shumenov this weekend in the District of Columbia, Bernard Hopkins should “be in a lab being studied by scientists.”

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