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Cornelius White: I Learned From Kovalev KO Loss

by David P. Greisman

Cornelius White’s loss to Sergey Kovalev wasn’t the first time he was knocked out, but that defeat taught him a crucial lesson.

“That you never go in underestimating someone's power,” White said Thursday on an ESPN.com chat promoting his bout against Thomas Williams Jr. on ESPN2’s Friday Night Fights. “They could be a strong guy or a weak guy, you don't underestimate. You never underestimate your opponent.”

White, 32, is 21-2 with 16 knockouts. The Kovalev loss, a third-round technical knockout, came last June in an elimination bout for a light heavyweight title shot. White’s only other defeat was a first-round stoppage against Donovan George  in February 2011, a bout that was White’s last appearance at super middleweight.

“His power is unreal,” White said of Kovalev. “I've never felt that power before. I've fought heavyweights, cruiserweights and I've never felt that before. And they weren't bricks. It was steel.”

White-Williams will be the main event of a broadcast airing from the Little Creek Casino in Shelton, Wash. “Friday Night Fights” begins at 9 p.m. Eastern Time

Williams, 26, is a prospect with a record of 15-0 and 10 knockouts. His last bout was on Nov. 26 and was a 10-round decision win over Yusaf Mack.

A full transcript of White’s chat can be found at http://espn.go.com/sportsnation/chat/_/id/49873/friday-night-fights-chat

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by guitarboyled on 01-24-2014

[QUOTE=Weebler I;14164290]"They weren't bricks, it was steel" Helluva description :lol1:[/QUOTE] After that embarrassing lost, what is gonna say? He hits like a girl

Comment by Koba-Grozny on 01-24-2014

[QUOTE=hougigo;14164269]And then you'll get another guy that says he doesn't hit that hard[/QUOTE] Karen Avetisyan is not available for comment, but anyone else claiming such a thing would simultaneously be acknowledging their own mandibular vulnerability.:rofl:

Comment by Koba-Grozny on 01-24-2014

White is a good fighter and comes across as a nice guy too, despite a rough upbringing. A lotta folk seriously underated Cornelius going into the Kovalev fight, and wrote him off as a meh sorta win, but Sergei just…

Comment by Weebler I on 01-23-2014

"They weren't bricks, it was steel" Helluva description :lol1:

Comment by Hougigo on 01-23-2014

And then you'll get another guy that says he doesn't hit that hard

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