Much to the dismay of light heavyweight contender Anatoliy Dudchenko, the IBF has dictated that Bernard Hopkins can prioritize a title unification bout with RING/WBC champion Adonis Stevenson.
After his textbook victory over Beibut Shumenov on Saturday night, IBF/WBA light heavyweight titlist Bernard Hopkins is ready for more legacy-defining challenges.
Kathy Duva praised the fighters and her Main Events staff for making the April 4 NBC Sports Net “Fight Night” one to remember. Duva also provides an update on the Sergey Kovalev-Adonis Stevenson situation.
Yvon Michel said Adonis Stevenson never agreed to terms for a Andrzej Fonfara fight or a showdown with Sergey Kovalev to be televised on HBO. Stevenson’s promoter claims HBO wanted them to commit to a multi-fight deal and options beyond a Kovalev rematch.
WBO light heavyweight titleholder Sergey Kovalev’s seventh-round knockout of Cedric Agnew on Saturday on HBO drew 1,006,000 viewers, representing the third highest boxing rating on cable television this year, according to Nielsen Media research.
The last two weeks have been relatively quiet in terms of action involving RING-rated fighters. However, some of the magazine’s top-10 contenders were in action, such as heavyweight Odlanier Solis, who lost to Tony Thompson and was dropped from the rankings.
Sergey Kovalev’s handlers are insisting that a deal is in place for the WBO light heavyweight titleholder to fight RING and WBC champion Adonis Stevenson in September on HBO should Stevenson get beyond a May 24 defense against Andrzej Fonfara on Showtime.
Could HBO have shown RING and WBC 175-pound champion Adonis Stevenson the money to face WBO counterpart Sergey Kovalev? Apparently, that point is moot now that “Superman” has signed with Al Haymon and Showtime.
Sergey Kovalev’s promoter Kathy Duva spoke to the media about the WBO 175-pound titleholder’s KO of Cedric Agnew, his future plans, possible legal action against Adonis Stevenson’s promoter, and her other KO artist, middleweight contender Curtis Stevens.
RING light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson wasn’t impressed by what he saw in Sergey Kovalev’s win over Cedric Agnew on Saturday night, calling the undefeated WBO titleholder “just an average fighter.”
With Sergey Kovalev it’s not a matter of if his opponents will be knocked out. It’s a matter of when. Cedric Agnew was taken out with a jab to the body in Round 7 of their WBO light heavyweight title bout on Saturday in Atlantic City, N.J.
Sergey Kovalev retained his WBO light heavyweight title with a seventh-round knockout of Cedric Agnew, who was dropped three times during the HBO-televised fight, on Saturday at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J.
RingTV.com will do live round-by-round updates of tonight’s HBO-televised light heavyweight bout between WBO beltholder Sergey Kovalev and Cedric Agnew at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City.
Sergey Kovalev and Cedric Agnew hit the scales, and junior welterweights Karim Mayfield and Thomas Dulorme hit each other at the weigh-in for Saturday’s fight card in Atlantic City.
The spotlight is on Sergey Kovalev, who will be defending his WBO 175-pound title against Cedric Agnew and headlining his first show in the U.S. on Saturday. No one is paying much attention to Agnew, but that doesn’t bother the soft-spoken but confident challenger.