Originally Posted by Check_hooks
The crazy thing is Kovalev's power still does major damage even when blocked.
Once he starts throwing hooks upstairs and downstairs, you're gonna be too afraid to open up. From then its just a matter of time. Only one fighter has gone the distance with Kovalev and that was a 8 round fight.
Kovalev is not unstoppable, a boxer like Ward would probably beat him. Hopkins is too old to be tasting leather from Kovalev, I think Hopkins loses. Froch would probably beat him.
If Dawson wasn't shot, he would beat Kovalev.