As the adage goes, actions speak louder than words. In that case, is RING light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson all talk when it comes to challenging Bernard Hopkins and Sergey Kovalev?
Fighting dirty is a tactic Bernard Hopkins knows all too well but his opponent, Sergey Kovalev insists he’ll be prepared to fight just as as questionably on Nov. 8.
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.