WBO light heavyweight titleholder Sergey Kovalev’s seventh-round knockout of Cedric Agnew on Saturday on HBO drew 1,006,000 viewers, representing the third highest boxing rating on cable television this year, according to Nielsen Media research.
Sergey Kovalev’s promoter Kathy Duva spoke to the media about the WBO 175-pound titleholder’s KO of Cedric Agnew, his future plans, possible legal action against Adonis Stevenson’s promoter, and her other KO artist, middleweight contender Curtis Stevens.
With Sergey Kovalev it’s not a matter of if his opponents will be knocked out. It’s a matter of when. Cedric Agnew was taken out with a jab to the body in Round 7 of their WBO light heavyweight title bout on Saturday in Atlantic City, N.J.
Sergey Kovalev retained his WBO light heavyweight title with a seventh-round knockout of Cedric Agnew, who was dropped three times during the HBO-televised fight, on Saturday at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J.
RingTV.com will do live round-by-round updates of tonight’s HBO-televised light heavyweight bout between WBO beltholder Sergey Kovalev and Cedric Agnew at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City.
Sergey Kovalev and Cedric Agnew hit the scales, and junior welterweights Karim Mayfield and Thomas Dulorme hit each other at the weigh-in for Saturday’s fight card in Atlantic City.
The spotlight is on Sergey Kovalev, who will be defending his WBO 175-pound title against Cedric Agnew and headlining his first show in the U.S. on Saturday. No one is paying much attention to Agnew, but that doesn’t bother the soft-spoken but confident challenger.
Atlantic City, N.J., hasn’t had a big-time star since Arturo Gatti. However, promoter Kathy Duva feels she might have another action hero for the former boxing hotbed with WBO light heavyweight titleholder Sergey Kovalev.
Unheralded light heavyweight Cedric Agnew believes his ring smarts, style and underrated amateur background will give unbeaten WBO titleholder Sergey Kovalev trouble when they fight on Saturday.
WBO light heavyweight beltholder Sergey Kovalev says he’s focused on his title defense against Cedric Agnew on Saturday on HBO and not potential rival Adonis Stevenson’s move to Showtime.
Sergey Kovalev sees himself on a path to unifying titles in the 175-pound division, whether it comes against RING champ Adonis Stevenson or IBF (and possibly WBA) titleholder Bernard Hopkins, who Kovalev believes will defeat Beibut Shumenov “easily.”
Unbeaten light heavyweight beltholder Sergey Kovalev is working “to be more strategic, offensively” for the March 29 defense of his WBO title against unbeaten Cedric Agnew, the Russian puncher’s trainer John David Jackson said in a recent press release.