The promotional road to the Sergey Kovalev-Andre Ward showdown hasn’t been easy, but Kovalev and trainer John David Jackson are motivated by the fight.
Top trainer John David Jackson spoke to RingTV about the stylistic matchup between his star fighter Sergey Kovalev and Andre Ward, as well as boxing politics.
Chris Algieri spoke to the media after his hotly contested 12-round decision loss to Amir Khan. The former 140-pound beltholder talked about the fight, which he feels he won, future welterweight opponents, what it was like working with new trainer John David Jackson ad the aggressive game plan they came up with for Khan.
Few believe Chris Algieri has the style or talent to beat Amir Khan when the former 140-pound beltholders meet on Friday in Brooklyn, N.Y., but the once-beaten New Yorker’s new trainer – John David Jackson – believes in Algieri enough to back him against the heavily favored UK star.
Chris Algieri tells RingTV.com that he’s hired John David Jackson to be his new head trainer and that he’s looking to return to the ring against top-rated opponent, such as Adrien Broner or Amir Khan.
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.