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Thomas Bjorn: “I think there should have been more of a team aspect in it than there is, but that’s the way it is.”

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In the main event, Bernard Hopkins was simply too good for Karo Murat defending his IBF Light Heavyweight title by the scores of 119-108, 119-108, 117-110. It was a scrappy affair with Murat surprisingly the ‘dirtiest’ boxer holding and throwing Hopkins to the canvas.

Bernard Hopkins vs Karo Murat: Live round-by-round updates, blog

Peter Quillin defended his WBO Middleweight title with a 10th round doctors stoppage over Gabriel Rosado who was arguably hard done by. Many had the fight even at the time of the stoppage but all three judges had it close to a shutout for Quillin. The stoppage itself was controversial with Rosado wanting to continue to fight, and the cut didn’t seem as bad as some that have been let go in the past.

Bernard Hopkins vs Karo Murat: Live round-by-round updates, blog

With a record of 30-0 (30 KO’s) I’d love to see Wilder tested with some of the big names now. He can bang and it will be interesting to see how he matches up.

Bernard Hopkins vs Karo Murat: Live round-by-round updates, blog

Wilder: “Firtha is a tough dude. I told everybody, you cannot sleep on this guy. He came to knock me out.”

Bernard Hopkins vs Karo Murat: Live round-by-round updates, blog

Next up Peter Quillin will defend his WBO Middleweight title against Gabriel Rosado.

Bernard Hopkins vs Karo Murat: Live round-by-round updates, blog

Deontay Wilder def. Nicolai Firtha via KO, Round 4 at 1:26.

Bernard Hopkins vs Karo Murat: Live round-by-round updates, blog

Firtha eats some hard shots and is knocked out in round four with a right hand.

Bernard Hopkins vs Karo Murat: Live round-by-round updates, blog

Firtha has been knocked down twice in the opening round after coming out of the blocks fast and is 10-7 down on the scorecards.

Bernard Hopkins vs Karo Murat: Live round-by-round updates, blog

Thanks for joining us on The Roar. First up today is a heavyweight clash between Deontay Wilder and Nicolai Firtha over 10 rounds. Wilder is expected to win this one quickly and easily.

Bernard Hopkins vs Karo Murat: Live round-by-round updates, blog

If you asked me a few weeks ago whether I thought Mickelson could win the British Open I would have probably said no, but last week at Castle Stuart he seemed to have a new found attitude to the links courses, and with his putting back on track he showed just how much he still has to give.

Now, for him to win the US Open title that he has come so close to on six occasions.

2013 Open Championship – Final Round: Live blog, updates

“When you work for a guy for 21 years, and you watch him play the best round of golf he’s ever played, it’s pretty cool,” Mickelson’s caddie Jim ‘Bones’ Mackay said, fighting back the tears.

2013 Open Championship – Final Round: Live blog, updates

Another tough result for Adam Scott to take in the Open. Had a one shot lead coming to 13 but four straight bogeys before a birdie on 18 saw the Australian finish in a tie for 3rd at +1, 4 behind Mickelson.

2013 Open Championship – Final Round: Live blog, updates

Phil Mickelson sinks his birdie putt on 18 to open up a 3 shot lead and seal his first British Open title with a final round 66.

2013 Open Championship – Final Round: Live blog, updates

Mickelson gets a good break with his approach to 18 as it feeds around giving himself a great birdie chance.

2013 Open Championship – Final Round: Live blog, updates

Luckily for Phil there’s no hospitality tents lining the 18th fairway at Muirfield (alas Winged Foot 2006), but it doesn’t matter anyway as he splits the fairway.

2013 Open Championship – Final Round: Live blog, updates

Updated Leaderboard:

Phil Mickelson -2
Adam Scott E
Lee Westwood E
Tiger Woods +1

2013 Open Championship – Final Round: Live blog, updates

Michelson leaves his eagle putt two feet short but taps in for birdie to lead by two.

2013 Open Championship – Final Round: Live blog, updates

Lone Ranger Scott’s second bogey in a row gives Mickelson a one-shot lead, and he has an eagle putt to come on 17.

2013 Open Championship – Final Round: Live blog, updates

After missing the green just off the right, Scott hits a poor putt from the fringe and has a very lengthy par save upcoming.

2013 Open Championship – Final Round: Live blog, updates

Now there were two. A bogey on 13 means that Scott and Mickelson are now tied for the lead.

2013 Open Championship – Final Round: Live blog, updates

Clutch… Mickelson remains in a tie for the lead after holing his par putt on 16. Reachable Par 5, 17th up next for him.

2013 Open Championship – Final Round: Live blog, updates

After a desperately unlucky break on 16 after his ball ran off the front edge of the green, Mickelson gives himself a slippery downhill putt to save par.

2013 Open Championship – Final Round: Live blog, updates

Scott lips out for par on 13, and he now drops back to -1 in a 3-way tie with Mickelson and Westwood.

2013 Open Championship – Final Round: Live blog, updates

Tremendous chip by Scott under pressure. Has given himself about 5 feet to save his par.

2013 Open Championship – Final Round: Live blog, updates

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