Sergey Kovalev stops Anthony Yarde to retain. - BBC Sport.
Sergey Kovalev has been”very anxious” to receive recognition from the Saul Alvarez fight and will apply skill, not superior strength against’Canelo’, says trainer Buddy McGirt. Even the WBO champion defends his belt against the celebrity, who is bidding to be a holder. Kovalev lately satisfied with McGirt to go.
Kovalev happy with new trainer. Former unified light heavyweight world champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (30-2-1, 26 KOs) did a lot of soul-searching after his loss to Andre “S.O.G” Ward over the summer in Las Vegas, Nevada. He travelled back to his home in Russia for several months with his wife, Natalia, and his son Aleksandr and even spent time meditating at a monastery in Greece.
Kovalev’s trainer would send his fighters to go get Kovalev, and Kovalev’s mother relayed to him that he was the only man left in the family and that he had to care for the other children and help his mother. Maturity then kicked in, as did a rededication to the sport of boxing with Kovalev rising in the Russian amateur rankings. Feeling.
Kovalev Calls Canelo Fight Fixed, Trainer Responds. By FIGHT SPORTS. Share. Sergey Kovalev admitted that he was not up to snuff heading into his fight against Canelo Alvarez on November 2nd. In an interview, Kovalev admitted that he was physically exhausted due to preparing for an August 24th fight with Anthony Yarde and immediately going back into camp to fight Alvarez just over two months.
John David Jackson, trainer to Sergey Kovalev and Chris Algieri, tells Chris Walker he is secure enough in his own ability to focus purely on the fighters.
Kovalev’s promoter Kathy Duva confirmed there is a rematch clause, but said it’s too early to say when or if the return fight would take place. In Russian media, Kovalev’s trainer Abror Tursunpulatov has recommended that Kovalev retire.
Sergey Kovalev vs. Andre Ward, billed as Pound for Pound, was a highly anticipated professional boxing superfight for the unified WBA, IBF, and WBO light heavyweight titles. The bout was held on November 19, 2016, at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.The event was televised on HBO Pay-per-view. Ward won the fight by unanimous decision to take the titles.