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 Last update:  2/11/2014       Read more by Keith Idec         
   
Kovalev To Face Agnew On March 29 In Atlantic City
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By Keith Idec

Promoter Main Events announced Tuesday that Sergey Kovalev will defend his WBO light heavyweight title against Cedric Agnew on March 29 in Atlantic City.

The scheduled 12-round bout between the Russian knockout artist and Chicago’s Agnew will be broadcast by HBO from Boardwalk Hall. The 30-year-old Kovalev (23-0-1, 21 KOs) had hoped after tearing through Ukraine’s Ismayl Sillah (21-2, 17 KOs) on Nov. 30 in Quebec City, Canada, that he could land a unification fight against Adonis Stevenson (23-1, 20 KOs), the WBC light heavyweight champion.

Stevenson stopped England’s Tony Bellew (20-2-1, 12 KOs) in the seventh round of the HBO main event that followed Kovalev’s second-round knockout of Sillah on Nov. 30. Stevenson, 36, has since decided to defend his title against Chicago’s Andrzej Fonfara (25-2, 15 KOs, 1 NC) on May 24 at Bell Centre in Montreal.

Stevenson’s decision left Main Events executives to seek a less appealing opponent good enough for HBO Sports executives to approve.

The 27-year-old Agnew (26-0, 13 KOs) defeated former light heavyweight contender Yusaf Mack (31-7-2, 17 KOs) by unanimous decision to win the USBA 175-pound crown in his last fight, April 12 in New Buffalo, Mich.

Mostly, however, Agnew has a faced a moderate level of opposition since making his pro debut seven years ago and figures to be a huge underdog in what should amount to a showcase fight for the hard-hitting Kovalev. Agnew is ranked No. 15 by the WBO, but is rated No. 3 by the IBF.

Keith Idec covers boxing for The Record and Herald News, of Woodland Park, N.J., and BoxingScene.com. He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.

Tags: Sergey Kovalev , Cedric Agnew , Kovalev-Agnew , Kovalev vs Agnew


 

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comment by King-, on 02-13-2014
[QUOTE=DannYankee09]I thought he just got done with that cab driver from Ghana.[/QUOTE] Nah.... That was your boy Rigo ;)

comment by Koba-Grozny, on 02-13-2014
[QUOTE=DannYankee09]I thought he just got done with that cab driver from Ghana.[/QUOTE] Sillakh's Ukrainian.

comment by jas, on 02-13-2014

comment by Mr. Mojo Risin', on 02-13-2014
Agnew doesn't throw a lot of punches. Hesitant, reluctant, plotting some master plan... I don't know. Offense is decent when he does decide to open up for more than a shot or 2. He's got good defense. Good defense in that he keeps his hands up and has a tough guard. Bad news for that is Kovalev i...

comment by DannYankee09, on 02-11-2014
I thought he just got done with that cab driver from Ghana.

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