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.
If facing a living legend with the possibility of cementing his own legacy in the light heavyweight division wasn’t enough motivation for victory on Nov. 8, then becoming a brand-new dad certainly is for Sergey Kovalev.
Arguably more interesting than it has been in years, the light heavyweight division won’t be seeing an Adonis Stevenson-Artur Beterbiev bout anytime soon.
Sergey Kovalev shared his fighting philosophy, his desire to improve as a boxer and his thoughts on fighting Bernard Hopkins with the boxing press during his recent media day in Big Bear, California. The unbeaten WBO light heavyweight beltholder faces Hopkins on Nov. 8.
John David Jackson shared his long history with Bernard Hopkins with RingTV.com editor Doug Fischer during Sergey Kovalev’s recent media day in Big Bear, Califorinia. Jackson, who is preparing Kovalev to fight Hopkins on Nov. 8, also talked about developing the Russian puncher into an elite fighter.
Fans share their displeasure with the official scorecards of Arthur Abraham’s unanimous decision over Paul Smith, their excitement for Artur Beterbiev, plus their questions about Keith Thurman, Deontay Wilder, the Klitschko-Pulev fight and much more in this week’s Monday mailbag.
Fans share their thoughts on Canelo Alvarez’s declaration that he will take over the Cinco De Mayo and Mexican Independence Day PPV dates currently held by Floyd Mayweather Jr., George Groves and boxing’s best jabbers, Beterbiev-Cloud, Carl Thompson, mythical matchups and more, in this week’s Friday mailbag
Former amateur standout and light heavyweight Artur Beterbiev will face the toughest challenge of his brief career thus far in former IBF titleholder Tavoris Cloud on Sept. 27.
In Lem Satterfield’s latest notebook, we learn that Bob Arum and Oscar De La Hoya will both be featured on HBO’s “The Fight Game with Jim Lampley” tonight.
Bernard Hopkins spoke to the media about many subjects, including why he pursued a showdown with Sergey Kovalev, taking over Joe Frazier’s gym in Philadelphia, the call for PED testing for the Kovalev fight, his career and his critics, following the kick-off presser for the Nov. 8 HBO main event.
Sergey Kovalev spoke to RingTV’s BIll Emes after his first press conference staredown with Nov. 8 foe, Bernard Hopkins. The unbeaten Russian puncher said he’s waited his entire career for a fight of this magnatude, but added I’m going to kick his ass.
Golden Boy Promotions president Oscar De La Hoya spoke to RingTV’s Bill Emes about making the Bernard Hopkins-Sergey Kovalev fight, mending fences with HBO, which will air the light heavyweight unification bout on Nov. 8, and his company’s relationship with Showtime.
Unbeaten WBO light heavyweight beltholder Sergey Kovalev spoke to the boxing media after the kick-off press conference for his Nov. 8 title unification showdown with Bernard Hopkins in the living legend’s native Philadelphia.
All parties involved with the Bernard Hopkins-Sergey Kovalev fight — the fighters, promoters and network — are happy and hopeful about what the Nov. 8 light heavyweight title unification bout means for them, the fans and boxing’s future in the U.S.
Part of the reason Bernard Hopkins wanted to face Sergey Kovalev was the unbeaten Russian puncher’s fearsome reputation as a punishing and dangerous foe. RingTV.com spoke with Hopkins, his trainer Naazim Richardson and Oscar De La Hoya at the kick-off press conference for the Nov. 8 showdown.
RingTV caught up with Bernard Hopkins at the boxing legend’s Philadelphia training camp where he’s preparing for his Nov. 8 light heavyweight title unification bout with Sergey Kovalev at Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall. Hopkins discussed how the bout came to be, the site, and called Kovalev “the real deal.”
Bernard Hopkins will put his IBF and WBA light heavyweight titles on the line against WBO counterpart Sergey Kovalev on Nov. 8 at his “second home,” Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, where the 49-year-old has scored two of his most definitive victories.