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.”
Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev brutally dethroned WBO light heavyweight titleholder Nathan Cleverly in the fourth round of a fight that left the home crowd at the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff, Wales in stunned silence. Stephen Smith and Enzo Maccarinelli scored sensational knockouts on the undercard.
Vitali Klitschko, who has been busy in politics and nursing a hand injury, has been given until March to make the mandatory defense of his WBC heavyweight title against Bermane Stiverne.
RING junior welterweight champ Danny Garcia says of No. 1-rated Lucas Matthysse, who challenges him on Sept. 14: “If he’s not careful, he’s gonna get hurt.”
RingTV.com caught up with Nathan Cleverly a couple of weeks before the WBO light heavyweight titleholder’s clash with undefeated KO-puncher Sergei Kovalev. The 26-year-old Welshman spoke about a variety of things including the upcoming fight, his career to date, and his thoughts on the 175-pound division.