By Robert Addams: Sergey Kovalev (34-4-1, 29 KOs) wasn’t in the mood to give Saul Canelo Alvarez much credit after his 11th round loss to him last Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in.
Kovalev, a 36-year-old Russian, is in his third stint as WBO light heavyweight champion. Alvarez's last fight was two weight classes lower. That adds an extra bit of intrigue to the weigh-in.Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez will move up two weight divisions to challenge WBO world light-heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev on 2 November.Many wondered, after the two losses to Andre Ward, and then the devastating loss to Alvarez, if Kovalev was a shot fighter. The once dominant force had seemingly lost his confidence. The rematch on Saturday, February 2nd was seen by many as Kovalev last chance if he wanted to become a champion again and eventually reclaim his status as a feared destroyer. Kovalev also switched to trainer James.
A further loss to Eleider Alvarez appeared to spell the end, although a switch of trainer to Buddy McGirt proved inspired. Kovalev went back to basics and boxed off his imperious jab to win a wide.
Main Events CEO Kathy Duva, Kovalev’s promoter, told a group of reporters following the TKO loss Saturday that the plan calls for the Russian to return in November on HBO. And they’re not coming back to Las Vegas, Duva said. Not after a controversial decision loss and what officiating she railed against during a maelstrom of controversy related to low blows and the stoppage.
Sergey Kovalev became light-heavyweight champion for the third time Saturday night at The Star at Ford Center, with a unanimous-decision victory over Eleider Alvarez, who knocked out Kovalev last.
THE CASE FOR ALVAREZ. Moving up two divisions - from 160 pounds to 175 - to face a fighter of Kovalev's ability is a significant challenge. No way around it.
Sergey Kovalev of Russia reacts after losing a unanimous decision to Andre Ward. Kostya Tszyu has told Sergey Kovalev to stop blaming the judges for his defeat to Andre Ward and learn from the.
Picking Up The Pieces: Sergey Kovalev Reverses His Loss to Eleider Alvarez. February 5, 2019 Jimmy Tobin Fight Night, News. If you thought Sergey Kovalev was finished as an elite fighter, you weren’t alone. And if you thought Kovalev harbored similar thoughts, that he too questioned his place in the sport, his desire to regain or preserve it, those ideas could find many an agreeable ear.
Kovalev started the fight off aggressively as usual and took control of the fight earlier and eventually knocked Pascal down in the 3rd round. Pascal began to fight back and showed some signs of life in rounds 5 and 6, although Kovalev gained control of the fight again and began to hit Pascal with huge shots, wobbling him and in the 8th round the referee stopped the fight as he felt Pascal had.
Sergey Kovalev will soon receive news on his next fight and would consider a return to the UK, confirmed his promoter Kathy Duva. The Russian accepted a massive Las Vegas clash with Saul 'Canelo.
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ATLANTIC CITY (AFP) - Sergey Kovalev punished 49-year-old ring legend Bernard Hopkins over 12 rounds on Saturday, unifying three light heavyweight world titles with a lopsided unanimous decision.
To hear it from John David Jackson, the trainer of former unified light heavyweight titleholder Sergey Kovalev, all is well in their training camp despite what.
BoxingNews24.com. By Chris Williams: Sergey Kovalev has now experienced what it feels like to lose for the first time in his 12 round decision defeat at the hands of Andre “SOG” Ward from last Saturday night at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Now it’s a good time for Kovalev to accept his defeat mentally, give credit where credit is due, and learn from the loss.
Kovalev was at his best when he was with Sanchez, and I think that trainer would be able to spot immediately what went wrong in his loss to Ward. Sanchez will definitely help. Kovalev needs to.
Since his last loss to Ward, Kovalev’s riding a two-fight winning streak. He won both wins by technical knockout. He needs a win against Alvarez if he wants to achieve his ultimate goal of being.