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Bernard Hopkins will outscore Beibut Shumenov

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Legendary pugilist Bernard Hopkins will battle WBA and IBA light heavyweight champ Beibut Shumenov on April 19 at the DC Armory in Washington.

The 49-year-old Hopkins (54-6-2-2, 32 KOs), who is also a former two-weight world titleholder, last vacated the squared circle in October after universally outscoring Karo Murat to successfully defend the IBF light heavyweight crown.

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

Despite being 18 years older, Hopkins opened a cut on Murat’s left eye and bullied the youngster for 36 minutes.

As a quasi-geriatric, “The Executioner” continues to defy Father Time.

Comparatively, the 30-year-old Shumenov (14-1, 9 KOs) most recently earned a third round TKO over Tamas Kovacs on December 14.

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

A defensive virtuoso with an insatiable appetite for winning, expect Bernard Hopkins to defeat Beibut Shumenov on the cards this spring in “the District.”

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