IBF light heavyweight beltholder Bernard Hopkins says he hopes to unify the all of the major titles in the 175-pound divison prior to his 50th birthday.
RingTV.com has a live round-by-round update of tonight’s sixth-round technical knockout by RING and WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson over WBC mandatory challenger Tony Bellew.
The comeback of former WBO light heavyweight titleholder Nathan Cleverly, scheduled for this Saturday at the Copper Box Arena, London, England, is off after the Welshman suffered a back injury. The bout was to be Cleverly’s first in the cruiserweight division.
Super middleweight champ Andre Ward said that Gennady Golovkin, Sergey Kovalev and Adonis Stevenson are being made out to be “The Boogey Men of their divisions.”
Unbeaten light heavyweight beltholder Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev spoke to RingTV’s Bill Emes after receiving his WBO belt and championship ring in New York City. Kovalev talked about his title-winning victory over Nathan Cleverly, his Nov. 30 HBO date vs. Ismayl Sillakh, and a future showdown with RING champ Adonis Stevenson.
The late Emanuel “Manny” Steward trained Thomas Hearns, Julio Cesar Chavez Sr., Evander Holyfield, Lennox Lewis, Wladimir Klitschko and Mike McCallum among his seemingly endless list of current and former world champions.
Hard-hitting light heavyweights Adonis Stevenson and Sergey Kovalev will face separate opponents on Nov. 30 in Canada, and Kovalev’s promoter sees them facing each other down the road.
The WBO middleweight title bout between unbeaten beltholder Peter Quillin and Gabriel Rosado was officially added as the co-feature to the Bernard Hopkins-Karo Murat fight on Oct. 26 in Atlantic City, N.J. Rosado is undefeated in New Jersey.
In part 2 of this in-depth interview, promoter Eddie Hearn discusses the upcoming heavyweight clash between David Haye and Tyson Fury, Nathan Cleverly’s fall from grace, plus the possibility of matching welterweight Kell Brook against a certain outspoken bloke from Cincinnati, and more.
Jack Obermayer on Sergey Kovalev-Nathan Cleverly: “I figured that Kovalev would beat him up and destroy him, because, I mean, those punches that he throws are poisonous.”