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Roy Jones: Sergey Kovalev Should’ve Finished Hopkins

Roy Jones is in his third camp with Jean Pascal, who challenges three-belt light heavyweight titleholder Sergey Kovalev this Saturday night in Montreal. While Jones has said he’s been working on Pasca...Read More

Kovalev's Trainer: Body Shots Brought Out Hopkins' Age

Bernard Hopkins, 49-years-old, finally looked like a fighter who is rapidly approaching the age of 50, according to trainer John David Jackson. Last Saturday night at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic...Read More

Kovalev-Hopkins A Smash Hit With Home Viewers

Sergey Kovalev has been a consistently solid draw for HBO Boxing in 2014. Bernard Hopkins has always served as a ratings magnet for the network. Naturally, their three-belt light heavyweight unifi...Read More

Video: Kathy Duva Discusses Hopkins Win, The Future

Atlantic City, Boardwalk Hall, New Jersey - Bill "Two Scoops" Emes catches up with Main Events CEO Kathy Duva to discuss Sergey "Krusher" Kovalev's twelve round unanimous decision victory over Bernard...Read More

Hopkins: I Wanted a Knockdown in the 12th, not Survival

Bernard Hopkins was far behind on the scorecards and needed a knockout to beat Sergey Kovalev. And while Hopkins had landed a good shot on Kovalev earlier in the round, Kovalev would hurt him in retur...Read More

Kovalev vs. Hopkins: Unification Post-Report Card

The pre-fight report card began with a simple premise: A significantly younger fighter of the highest quality, in his prime, should never lose to a 49-year old man. Not even when that 49-year old ...Read More

CompuBox: Kovalev Lands Most Punches on Hopkins

Atlantic City, Boardwalk Hall - All Sergey Kovalev, who was patient and kept distance all fight. Bernard Hopkins managed to land an average. of just 5 of 16 punches per round. Kovalev landed 38 punch...Read More

Hopkins: Trainer Deserves Praise for Kovalev’s Success

Bernard Hopkins was already quite familiar with Sergey Kovalev’s trainer before he stepped into the ring with the light heavyweight titleholder. After all, Hopkins had stopped John David Jackson — who...Read More

Bernard Hopkins Felt Undersized Against Sergey Kovalev

Sergey Kovalev was intelligent in the way he fought Bernard Hopkins on Saturday night, smartly using his size and employing a strategy that kept him in control throughout the bout, according to Hopkin...Read More

Kovalev Dominates Hopkins, Unifies WBA/WBO/IBF Belts

by David P. Greisman - All good things truly do come to an end. For year after year after year, long after he left prison as an ex-con and vowed never to return, Bernard Hopkins defied expectations...Read More

Video: Bernard Hopkins Discusses His Loss To Kovalev

Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City - Bill "Two Scoops" Emes cathces up with Bernard "The Alien" Hopkins, following his HBO televised twelve round decision loss to Sergey "Krusher" Kovalev in their IBF/WBA/...Read More

Duva: It Was Hopkins in Deep Waters, Not Kovalev

Kathy Duva of Main Events says she wasn’t nervous about her fighter, Sergey Kovalev, going in against Bernard Hopkins on Saturday night — and that she even expected the dominant performance that Koval...Read More

Kovalev Says He Hurt Both Hands On Hopkins’ Hard Head

Sergey Kovalev had never gone 12 rounds — heck, he’d only gone eight rounds once before — before this past Saturday’s decision win over Bernard Hopkins. Kovalev said he couldn’t get the knockout ag...Read More

Photos: Kovalev Drops, Beats Hopkins Monster Gallery

Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City - Sergey Kovalev (26-0-1, 23KOs) was forced to go the twelve round distance for the first time in his career, but he had more than enough firepower to dominate the 49-yea...Read More

Duva: I’ll Talk to Someone in Montreal about Kovalev

Sergey Kovalev now has three world titles at light heavyweight after his unification win over Bernard Hopkins on Saturday night. And he has two options in terms of Montreal-based opponents — Adonis St...Read More

Video: John David Jackson on Kovalev's Big Victory

Trainer John David Jackson, the head coach of WBO/WBA/IBF light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev, to discuss his fighter's big twelve round decision victory over Bernard Hopkins in their high stake...Read More

Hopkins: Kovalev Was Better Man, Stuck To His Plan

Sergey Kovalev punished 49-year-old ring legend Bernard Hopkins over 12 rounds on Saturday, unifying three light heavyweight world titles with a lopsided unanimous decision. Hopkins, the ageless “alie...Read More

Don’t Blame My Age for Loss to Kovalev, Says Hopkins

Bernard Hopkins was a 49-year-old against a 31-year-old foe. This was not new to Hopkins; he’d faced and defeated many a younger foe before. And while he lost to Sergey Kovalev by shutout on Saturday ...Read More

Kovalev the Real Deal, Guy to Beat at 175, Hopkins Says

Bernard Hopkins was one of the three top light heavyweights, and he had his choice of opponent between the other two: lineal champion Adonis Stevenson and titleholder Sergey Kovalev. Now that Hopkins ...Read More

Hopkins: Too Soon to Ask About Me Fighting Again

Given that Bernard Hopkins had just gone 12 rounds with the hard-punching Sergey Kovalev, taking heavy shots, getting knocked down once and losing a shutout decision, it was premature to ask him about...Read More