Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Caparello: I Respect Kovalev’s Power, Don’t Fear It

by David P. Greisman

Blake Caparello knows what Sergey Kovalev has done to his past opponents. That doesn't mean Caparello is afraid of Kovalev's power or thinks the same consequence will come of him.

“I’m just confident in my ability,” Caparello told reporters a week before his Aug. 2 fight against Kovalev. “To be the best you have to beat the best. Sergey’s the best at the moment. People are just throwing out his name, but I don’t see the phone ringing. We actually jumped at the opportunity, and we’re very confident.

“You got to respect him,” he said. “You got to respect every fighter you get in there with. A lot of people make the mistake of they fear. If you fear the power, you’ve lost the fight already. You’ve got to respect it, but you can’t fear it.”

Caparello says that Kovalev has some good tools and isn’t just a fighter with “big, devastating power.” That’s not to say there aren’t weaknesses he feels he can exploit in Kovalev.

He wouldn’t say specifically what they are, but he was a little bit more open about what other opponents have not done.

“They haven’t negated his power. They’ve sat in his power. They’ve given him the power,” Caparello said.

That’s not his style, he said.

“I like to be slick. I like the smarts of boxing,” Caparello said. “And mentally, I’m tough. Even if he hits hard and you get hurt, physically you might get hurt but if you’re mentally tough, you can get through it. It goes a long way.”

He was then asked who has hit him the hardest.

“My mum,” he said.

Pick up a copy of David’s book, “Fighting Words: The Heart and Heartbreak of Boxing,” at http://bit.ly/fightingwordsamazon or internationally at http://bit.ly/fightingwordsworldwide . Send questions/comments via email at [email protected]

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Hougigo on 08-02-2014

I think he might hit harder than your mum

Comment by SlySlickSmooth on 08-02-2014

Kovalev should look to make a statement tonight, ****ing sucks I won't be home to watch it live.

Comment by bojangles1987 on 08-02-2014

[QUOTE=ramblingalp;14818090]This might wind up being of a replay of the GGG vs Geale fight. Another brave Aussie getting stalked and starched by a much too powerful slugger.[/QUOTE] And this guy is sounding exactly like Geale did before the Golovkin fight.…

Comment by kiaba360 on 08-02-2014

Kovalev has yet to stop a guy in the championship rounds, maybe that happens tonight.

Comment by King_ on 08-02-2014

Kovalev said he's going to try and get some rounds in. Let's see if Caparello can handle the power to give him some work I expect Caparello to be in full on survival mode and shell up as soon as…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (6)
Top Headlines Photos: Bernard Hopkins Putting in Work For Final Career Fight Ward-Kovalev: $3.3 Million Live Gate From 10,066 Tickets Sold Abel Sanchez: Andy Ruiz Ready For 50-50 Fight With Joseph Parker Photos: Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Putting in Work For Ring Return Claudio Marrero Eager For Zambrano Clash as Purse Bid Looms McGregor: I Was Minding My Business, Mayweather Called Me Out Erik Skoglund Will Have a Familiar Head Trainer in His Corner Andy Ruiz on Parker: When Bell Rings, I'm Going Into Beast Mode! Jack Culcay vs. Demetrius Andrade Purse Bid on December 15 Abner Mares: I'll Prove I'm Still Elite, That I Can Make a Big Bang Anthony Joshua Could Fight in Nigeria For Right Price, Says Hearn Brook Mentions Spence, But Talks Thurman-Garcia, Pacquiao Parker-Ruiz Title Fight Nearing Sold Out Status in New Zealand Frampton: Santa Cruz Can't Be Busier or Better in Our Rematch Jason Sosa Relfects on Memorable 2016 Run, Maps Out Future Saunders: Need Another Fight Before Golovkin, Other Top Foe Mason Menard Views Ray Beltran Fight As Doorstep To Stardom Wilder: Joshua Has Fought D-Level Guys; Wouldn't Be Big in U.S. Izu Ugonoh Explains His Decision To Sign on With Al Haymon Haye: My Fight is Headline News, Zero Talk About Joshua-Molina Murat Gassiev's Title Win Continues New Cruiserweight Trend Romain Jacob, Due to Vision Issues, Retires From Boxing Parker's Promoter Rips Haye For Taking Easy Route, Easy Money Danny Roman vs. Adam Lopez - WBA Eliminator on ShoBox, 1/20 Ellerbe Couldn't Care Less About McGregor's Trash Talk, Motives Nicholas Walters Vows Redemption: I Will Be Back Even Better! "Fighting Words" - Five Biggest Storylines From This Busy Coming Weekend Kovalev Calls Ward 'Son of Judges,' Mocks Surprised Look In Tweet Michael Katsidis is Latest To Pursue Conor McGregor Payday Video: Andrew Tabiti Talks Career Status, Cruiserweight Division Joseph Parker Taking Klitschko Lessons in The Ring With Ruiz Video: Badou Jack Talks Kovalev-Ward, Mayweather-McGregor Gassiev: I Was Surprised at How Tough Lebedev Was, He Hits Hard Ed Brown, 25, Passes Away Sunday Following Fatal Shooting Andy Ruiz Hits New Zealand Feeling Strong, Confident of Victory Video: Bermane Stiverne Discusses Alexander Povetkin Title Fight Juan Carlos Reveco Bounces Back With Wide Points Win Photos: Murat Gassiev, Denis Lebedev Wage War in Moscow Troyanovsky: I Never Saw The Punch, I Hope To Get a Rematch Murat Gassiev-Denis Lebedev: Post-Fight Report Card
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement