Kovalev hasnt beaten anybody yet besides Cleverly to warrant the hype some people have given him but Adonis absolutely scares me. Though I think Dawson was a much harder fight I think stylistically. Adonis just had the power to take Cloud out. Adonis is alot like Pascal I think and its a winnable fight for Hopkins and he keeps surprising me every damn time he fights getting older. I would not be one bit surprised though if Adonis worked him. Hed really need to use that jab. I see it 50/50
Yes, but he started boxing pretty late. So he needs a little bit more groundwork before turning pro. After 2014 he would be 24-25 - Good age. Plus, heavyweights usually bloom a little later than smaller weightclasses and with the exposure from the Olympics he doesn't have to go through 30 journeymen to get a shot at a real contender.
Joshua is most likely going to fight in the world championships next. If he comes through that, his plans are to go to the Olympics in 2016. It is probably likely than Eddie Hearn or Hayemaker will sign him at some stage after the worldchampionships though.