Unified light heavyweight titlist Sergey Kovalev isn’t just celebrating his win over Bernard Hopkins last Saturday; he’s now enjoying time with his family.
After facing light heavyweight titlist Sergey Kovalev on Saturday night, Bernard Hopkins arguably showed his most sportsmanlike attitude in his loss.
Sergey Kovalev’s trainer John David Jackson discusses the game plan that enabled his fighter to neutralize the master neutralizer, Bernard Hopkins en route to a shutout decision victory. “A good jabber frustrates Bernard Hopkins every time,” Jackson told RingTV’s Bill Emes.
Unified light heavyweight titleholder Sergey Kovalev, his promoter Kathy Duva and his trainer John David Jackson answered questions from the media during the post-fight press conference following his shutout unanimous decision over Bernard Hopkins.
John David Jackson, who trains WBO light heavyweight titleholder Sergey Kovalev, got knocked out by Bernard Hopkins back in 1997 but says that has nothing to do with the satisfaction he’ll get if Kovalev beats Hopkins on Saturday.
In Lem Satterfield’s latest notebook, Matthew Macklin hopes a WBC title eliminator win over Jorge Sebastian Heiland will truly net him a shot at RING middleweight champion Miguel Cotto.
Although Bernard Hopkins will be two months shy of 50 when he takes on Sergey Kovalev in their anticipated light heavyweight title unification bout on Nov. 8, he isn’t expecting an outpouring of praise from media or critics if he beats the fearsome Russian puncher.
Bernard Hopkins reminded media members that he defeated Sergey Kovalev’s trainer John David Jackson in a middleweight title bout in 1997 during a Tuesday conference call. He also questioned Jackson’s ability to convey a winning strategy to Kovalev.
If facing a living legend with the possibility of cementing his own legacy in the light heavyweight division wasn’t enough motivation for victory on Nov. 8, then becoming a brand-new dad certainly is for Sergey Kovalev.
John David Jackson shared his long history with Bernard Hopkins with RingTV.com editor Doug Fischer during Sergey Kovalev’s recent media day in Big Bear, Califorinia. Jackson, who is preparing Kovalev to fight Hopkins on Nov. 8, also talked about developing the Russian puncher into an elite fighter.
In Lem Satterfield’s latest notebook, we learn about an addition in Vyacheslav Glazkov’s corner, new trainer John David Jackson.
RingTV.com contributor Joe Santoliquito was on hand during Friday’s weigh-in for the Sergey Kovalev-Blake Caparello WBO 175-pound title fight. The buzz, however, wasn’t on Kovalev’s Saturday title defense but a deal to face Bernard Hopkins in November.
Fans and boxing media want to talk about light heavyweight title unification showdowns with Adonis Stevenson or Bernard Hopkins, but Sergey Kovalev’s sole focus is Blake Caparello, who the WBO beltholder will face on Saturday in Atlantic City.
In Lem Satterfield’s latest notebook, we learn more about former three-division titlist Adrien Broner’s tentative return to the ring.
Undefeated Sergey Kovalev returns to the ring on August 2 to defend his WBO light heavyweight title against Australia’s Blake Caparello as part of a split-site HBO tripleheader.
Sergey Kovalev returns to HBO and Atlantic City on Aug. 2 to defend his WBO light heavyweight title against unbeaten prospect Blake Caparello at Revel Casino Hotel, the Russian beltholder’s promoter Main Events announced on Saturday.
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.
RING and WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson took shots at WBO titleholder Sergey Kovalev, claiming his rival has a “weak chin” and that his “defense is terrible” as part of an ongoing internet and media squabble between the two.
IBF light heavyweight titleholder Bernard Hopkins is scheduled to be a guest on Wednesday’s episode of The Arsenio Hall Show.