Goodbye, East Coast; hello, West Coast. Undefeated light heavyweight titlist Sergey Kovalev has arrived in California, where he’ll prepare for a July 25 defense against IBF mandatory Nadjib Mohammedi.
A grand-unification bout between light heavyweight stars Adonis Stevenson and Sergey Kovalev has long been on the wishlist of boxing fans. Yvon Michel, Stevenson’s promoter, gives his side of the story about why the fight hasn’t happened yet.
Fans share their thoughts on Adonis Stevenson’s light heavyweight title defense against Sakio Bika, Stevenson’s chances against Sergey Kovalev, views – both pro and con – on the PBC on CBS broadcast, plus opinions on the way Mayweather-Pacquiao is being “promoted” and some recent mythical matchups in this week’s Monday mailbag.
Adonis Stevenson made the fifth defense of his RING/WBC light heavyweight titles with a unanimous decision over former super middleweight beltholder Sakio Bika on Saturday at Pepsi Coliseum in Quebec City, Quebec. Stevenson, who won by scores of 116-110, 115-110 and 115-111, scored knockdowns in Round 6 and 9.
WBC and RING light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson and his fifth consecutive challenger, Sakio Bika, both weighed in at 174.5 pounds ahead of Saturday’s showdown at the Pepsi Coliseum in Quebec City, Canada.
Adonis Stevenson, who puts his RING and WBC light heavyweight titles on the line against former super middleweight beltholder Sakio Bika on Saturday, says he’s “the man” at 175-pounds and will prove it in a showdown with Sergey Kovalev later this year. For now his focus is Bika, a fight that marks the first Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) event on CBS.
RingTV.com’s Lee Groves was on the scene for WBA/IBF/WBO light heavyweight titlist Sergey Kovalev’s defense against Jean Pascal in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. As always, the ‘Travelin’ Man’ provides a front row seat to his unique brand of observation.
On March 14, in support of Sergey Kovalev-Jean Pascal, light heavyweights Isaac Chilemba and Vasily Lepikhin lace up to be the next in line for a championship opportunity.
RING light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson and Russian 175-pound prospect Artur Beterbiev could return to action in separate bouts against opponents to be determined on April 4 at the Colisee de Quebec in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, promoter Yvon Michel informed RingTV.com on Sunday.
Light heavyweight Artur Beterbiev could possibly face fellow contender Isaac Chilemba on March 14, according to Kathy Duva of Main Events.