Light heavyweight titleholder Sergey Kovalev’s next fight will be against Isaac Chilemba on July 11 in Ekaterinburg, Russia (a major city near his hometown Kopeysk).
On Jan. 30, Karim Mayfield will step in for injured Ray Robinson against unbeaten Dmitry Mikhaylenko.
Jean Pascal discusses his Jan. 30 rematch with Sergey Kovalev at new trainer Freddie Roach’s Wild Card gym. Roach expects “huge improvement” from Pascal.
Main Events and InterBox have announced a quality undercard for the Sergey Kovalev-Jean Pascal rematch that takes place on Jan. 30 at Bell Centre in Montreal.
Sergey Kovalev discussed his new deals with Main Events and HBO, and an eventual showdown with Andre Ward during a media round table in Las Vegas.
Isaac Chilemba faces Eleider Alvarez for the right to challenge RING/WBC champ Adonis Stevenson, and Sullivan Barrera takes on Artur Beterbiev in an eliminator for IBF/WBO/WBA titleholder Sergey Kovalev.
Isaac Chilemba had offers to earn mandatory challenger status with the IBF and the WBC. He chose the WBC belt held by RING champ Adonis Stevenson.