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Adonis Stevenson: Kovalev Would Be Easy Work For Me!

By Ryan Burton

WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson and WBO kingpin Sergey Kovalev have recently hurled insults back and forth on BoxingScene.com and other media outlets.  We recently caught up with Stevenson to see if Kovalev's insults have gotten under his skin.  The Russian recently said that he feels Stevenson is a coward if he doesn't agree to a fight. 

Stevenson dismissed the comments as nothing more than trash talk while taking a shot at the competition that Kovalev has faced this far into his pro career.

"It is just trash talk.  Kovalev can keep talking but first off he doesn't have any fan base.  Who has he fought?  He has just fought ESPN fighters.  We will fight anybody.  We aren't afraid of anyone.  We have never ducked anyone," Stevenson stated.

The Montreal, Canada based Stevenson said that the fight comes down to economics.  If he gets an offer that he feels is fair, then the fight will happen.

"I have no problem fighting Kovalev.  If the money is right it is no problem.  We just wanted to be compensated fairly," Stevenson told BoxingScene.com.

When asked how a fight against Kovalev would play out, Stevenson said that it would be easy and that he wouldn't be phased by the Russian's punching power.

"Easy work," said Stevenson. "I have fought power punchers before.  I have a lot of experience with them.  Like I said, if the money is there I will fight him.  He has never fought anybody.  He keeps winning but look at who he is fighting."

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by artfuL_ on 03-13-2014

Stevenson says Kovalev is easy work but won't fight him till the money is right. Think about that for a second, this guy has excuses on deck.

Comment by HeroBando on 03-13-2014

[QUOTE=boxingfeind;14322044]Isn't Kovalev the one who was Hopkins mandatory but chose to fight a bum from Europe instead for a belt?Why am i not surprised that their was no outrage from the same people on this board who is bashing Adonis?But…

Comment by boxingfeind on 03-13-2014

[QUOTE=JaYDeuce11;14320950]we got another Mayweather "he would be easy work for me" but wont fight him anyway thing. if you gonnna fn say that, dont even say anythign at all n just ignore the question stevenson. all these overseas guys were…

Comment by boxingfeind on 03-13-2014

Isn't Kovalev the one who was Hopkins mandatory but chose to fight a bum from Europe instead for a belt?Why am i not surprised that their was no outrage from the same people on this board who is bashing Adonis?But…

Comment by MMegatron on 03-12-2014

Read: 'I don't want to lose my titles for no money'.

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