Unified light heavyweight titleholder Sergey Kovalev and challenger Nadjib Mohammedi faced off onstage ahead of Saturday’s bout in Las Vegas.
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.
Main Events CEO Kathy Duva is high on Sergey Kovalev, to say the least, but there’s no denying that she has done a masterful job of building the momentum that could carry the Russian light heavyweight to superstardom.
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.
Unified light heavyweight beltholder Sergey Kovalev and former RING champ Jean Pascal can’t agree on a drug testing organization for their anticipated March 14 showdown but both agree they have a tough fight ahead of them and that current champ Adonis Stevenson won’t take on the winner.
Boxing attracts a special brand of people to it, sometimes in a good way. Cedric Kushner, who passed away last month at age 66, was a character who stood out in a milieu which breeds them with gusto, says writer Michael Woods, who attended a recent memorial service for the former New York City-based promoter.
Unbeaten light heavyweight Sullivan Barrera and junior middleweight Shane Mosley Jr. will compete in support of Friday’s ESPN2 main event between lightweights Karl Dargan and Tony Luis.
RingTV presents the highlights from the Sergey Kovalev-Jean Pascal kickoff press conference in New York City. Hear from Steve Cunningham, Czar Glazkov, Jean Pascal and, of course, “The Krusher,” who defends his IBF, WBA and WBO light heavyweight titles on the March 14 HBO-televised card in Montreal.
During a Wednesday press conference announcing his March 14 challenge to IBF/WBO/WBA light heavyweight titleholder Sergey Kovalev, former champ Jean Pascal said the version of Bernard Hopkins that Kovalev beat was not as good as the version he fought in 2010/2011.
Former IBF cruiserweight titleholder Steve Cunningham will face unbeaten heavyweight contender Vyacheslav Glazkov in an IBF title-eliminator bout on the March 14 undercard of Sergey Kovalev-Jean Pascal fight at the Montreal Bell Centre in Montreal.
Light heavyweight Artur Beterbiev could possibly face fellow contender Isaac Chilemba on March 14, according to Kathy Duva of Main Events.
In another benchmark moment of an already storied career, Golden Boy Promotions President Oscar De La Hoya has been named “Promoter of the Year” by Sports Illustrated.