Fans share their thoughts on Sergey Kovalev’s dominant decision over Bernard Hopkins, what the future might hold for both light heavyweights, what might happen should either face Adonis Stevenson, John David Jackson’s role in Kovalev’s win, and more in this week’s Monday mailbag.
Sergey Kovalev’s trainer John David Jackson discusses the game plan that enabled his fighter to neutralize the master neutralizer, Bernard Hopkins en route to a shutout decision victory. “A good jabber frustrates Bernard Hopkins every time,” Jackson told RingTV’s Bill Emes.
Unified light heavyweight titleholder Sergey Kovalev, his promoter Kathy Duva and his trainer John David Jackson answered questions from the media during the post-fight press conference following his shutout unanimous decision over Bernard Hopkins.
Bernard Hopkins praised Sergey Kovalev, Kovalev’s trainer John David Jackson and the promotion while answering media questions during the post-fight press conference. Hopkins, who was shutout over 12 rounds, said Kovalev is a candidate for fighter of the year.
Sergey Kovalev, who hadn’t boxed beyond eight rounds prior to his showdown with Bernard Hopkins, demonstrated that he was prepared to win championship rounds against the most accomplished, experienced opponent he has faced. Kovalev scored a shutout decision against the 49-year-old future hall of famer.
RING photographer Naoki Fukuda’s action shots from ringside at Sergey Kovalev’s dominating performance against Bernard Hopkins and Sadam Ali’s breakthrough win over Luis Abregu.
Sergey Kovalev defeated Bernard Hopkins by a shutout decision to unify three light heavyweight titles on Saturday in Atlantic City.
RingTV.com will do live round-by-round updates of tonight’s HBO-televised light heavyweight title unification fight between IBF/WBA beltholder Bernard Hopkins and WBO counterpart Sergey Kovalev from Boardwalk Hall.
Bernard Hopkins and Sergey Kovalev weighed 179.75 and 185 at this morning’s second-day weigh-in for their light heavyweight title unification bout tonight at Boardwalk Hall. The IBF-mandated Saturday weigh-in result leads a packed notebook by Lem Satterfield.
John David Jackson, who trains WBO light heavyweight titleholder Sergey Kovalev, got knocked out by Bernard Hopkins back in 1997 but says that has nothing to do with the satisfaction he’ll get if Kovalev beats Hopkins on Saturday.
Already in tough against Sergey Kovalev this Saturday, Bernard Hopkins has said he wants to face the man who many consider the hardest puncher in boxing, Gennady Golovkin, according to Oscar De La Hoya.
Weigh-in photos for Bernard Hopkins-Sergey Kovalev and Luis Carlos Abregu-Sadam Ali, both of which will happen Saturday night in Atlantic City.
Bernard Hopkins weighed in at 173.5 pounds on Friday for his light heavyweight title unification bout against Sergey Kovalev at Boardwalk Hall. Kovalev weighed in at 174.5 in advance of Saturday’s HBO-televised fight.
Most fans probably did not know WBO light heavyweight titlist Sergey Kovalev has not met his newborn son yet. Kovalev intends to change that after a victory over Bernard Hopkins on Saturday night.
Bernard Hopkins, who turns 50 in January, has made a career of mentally torturing his opponents prior to fights. The future hall of famer is already trying to plant seeds of doubt into the mind of Sergey Kovalev, who he faces on Saturday in Atlantic City.
With Bernard Hopkins-Sergey Kovalev now just days away, the light heavyweight stars gave the press a last look at their preparations. Photos by Rich Kane – Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions.