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Duva Hopes To Get Hopkins vs. Kovalev Clash Done

TOTOWA, NJ  -  Earlier today, the IBF ordered Light Heavyweight Champion Bernard Hopkins to make his next title defense against newly-crowned #1 contender Sergey "Krusher" Kovalev of Russia.

On Friday, Kovalev scored his 9th impressive knockout in a row with a third round demolition of Houston's Cornelius White on the NBC Sports Network's critically acclaimed Fight Night series.

"When the IBF issued today's letter, ordering Hopkins to fight Kovalev next, without granting any exceptions to Hopkins in the interim, everything changed," promoter Kathy Duva of Main Events, said. "Kovalev has many opportunities, now. We are going to take a few days to evaluate and then decide upon the next move. Of course, Sergey would be thrilled to face Hopkins if Bernard wants the fight."

Kovalev is surely ready, willing and able to fight Hopkins. "I want to fight Bernard Hopkins because he is a legend of boxing," Kovalev said after knocking out White. "It was good news that Hopkins and Karo Murat fell out. C'mon and fight. I'm ready. Are you ready?"

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by IronDanHamza on 06-18-2013

Kovalev is #3 at LHW and just destroyed the guy who dominated Cloud who's is apparently a good win for Hopkins.

Comment by Carlos Alberto on 06-18-2013

[QUOTE=kombayn;13480024]Exactly! People underestimate B-Hop, when he goes against someone with a similar style Jermaine Taylor or Chad Dawson, he struggles. But when he gets one of these young, hungry fighters, he tends to break their will. You have to remember…

Comment by Godsfly on 06-18-2013

honestly.............i think Kovalev would get out boxed. i don't see what people are hooting & hollering about.

Comment by Weebler I on 06-18-2013

[QUOTE=kombayn;13480024]Exactly! People underestimate B-Hop, when he goes against someone with a similar style Jermaine Taylor or Chad Dawson, he struggles. But when he gets one of these young, hungry fighters, he tends to break their will. You have to remember…

Comment by Sugar Adam Ali on 06-18-2013

[QUOTE=Russian Crushin;13480023]Who's this Kovalev guy?[/QUOTE] The guy that blasted out Campillo

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