NEW YORK - Bernard Hopkins, the oldest boxer to win a major world title, will defend his International Boxing Federation light-heavyweight belt against German Karo Murat on July 13 in Brooklyn. Hopkins broke his own world record by nearly two years in March when he won a unanimous decision over Tavoris Cloud at the age of 48 to take the title. He confirmed in April that he would take on mandatory challenger Murat in his next fight and Golden Boy Promotions said Sunday that the bout would be at Barclays Center in the New York borough of Brooklyn. Murat, a 29-year-old of Armenian heritage, is 25-1-1 with 15 knockouts. He suffered his only loss in 2010 to undefeated Welshman Nathan Cleverly.  Hopkins, 53-6 with two drawn and 32 knockouts, had to face Murat or forfeit the title.–AFP