RingTv image Bernard Hopkins relishes the danger Sergey Kovalev brings

Bernard Hopkins relishes the danger Sergey Kovalev brings

Part of the reason Bernard Hopkins wanted to face Sergey Kovalev was the unbeaten Russian puncher’s fearsome reputation as a punishing and dangerous foe. RingTV.com spoke with Hopkins, his trainer Naazim Richardson and Oscar De La Hoya at the kick-off press conference for the Nov. 8 showdown.

RingTv image Dougie’s Monday mailbag

Dougie’s Monday mailbag

Fans share their thoughts on light heavyweight beltholder Sergey Kovalev’s most recent KO and his November title unification bout with living legend Bernard Hopkins, the Brandon Rios-Diego Chaves controversy, mythical matchups involving “GGG,” and other subjects in this week’s Monday mailbag. Enjoy!

RingTv image IBF orders Hopkins-Kovalev

IBF orders Hopkins-Kovalev

The IBF ordered its light heavyweight titleholder Bernard Hopkins to make his next title defense against the sanctioning organization’s No. 1 contender, Sergey Kovalev, according to a Monday press release from the Russian puncher’s promoter, Main Events.