Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Kovalev: I Wanted To Punish Sillakh, I Want Stevenson

By Luke Furman

WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev (23-0-1, 21KOs) explained that he wanted to punish and knock Ismayl Sillakh (21-2) out. He got his wish on Saturday at the Pepsi Coliseum in Quebec City.

Kovalev knocked him down hard in the second round and taunted him while he was laying on the mat. After Sillakh made it up, Kovalev followed up with a combination that momentarily put Sillakh to sleep.

Kovalev says he was very aggressive because Sillakh had talked bad about him in the past.

"I told him that I was going to knock him out. I certainly had the desire to punish him. What happened was, after our paths crossed he began saying derogatory things about me. I didn't like that and I decided to put him in his place," Kovalev said.

Kovalev now wants a unification with WBC champion Adonis Stevenson, who knocked out Tony Bellew on the same card in the main event.

"I want Adonis Stevenson next. He tries to talk [his way out of the fight], by referring to the fact that he defeated world champions and I am not worthy enough to fight him. Everyone knows that I've been in the ring with same type of opponents as him and I beat them," said Kovalev.

Luke Furman covers boxing for bokser.org

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by IronDanHamza on 12-05-2013

[QUOTE=#1Assassin;13986569]everyone knows hes been in the ring with the same competition as stevenson? sounds to me like kovalev has a few too many random guys hanging around telling him what he wants to hear, because there is no chance anyone…

Comment by Russian Crushin on 12-05-2013

[QUOTE=#1Assassin;13986569]everyone knows hes been in the ring with the same competition as stevenson? sounds to me like kovalev has a few too many random guys hanging around telling him what he wants to hear, because there is no chance anyone…

Comment by bojangles1987 on 12-05-2013

[QUOTE=#1Assassin;13996716]first of all stevenson is the best light heavyweight in the world bar none. there is no argument, he beat the man making him the man. he doesnt need to prove he is the best, everyone else needs to prove…

Comment by #1Assassin on 12-05-2013

[QUOTE=bojangles1987;13986576]Why not? Kovalev has beaten Campillo, Cleverly, and Sillakh. Stevenson beat Dawson, Cloud, and Bellew. How is that not the same level of competition? It might be better considering Campillo easily beat Cloud and Cleverly beat Bellew. Kovalev doesn't have…

Comment by 285Kid on 12-02-2013

Kovalev should fight the winner of Marcus Oliveira/ Juergen Braehmer vacated WBA world belt at 175.. if Kovalev can hold on too both WBO & WBA world belt all the other top guys at 175 have to go his way…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (58)
Top Headlines Photos: Alexander Povetkin, Christian Hammer - Ready For War Photos: Conor Benn Wins a Wild War To Keep Record Intact Lemieux: I'm a Whole Different Guy Than I Was Against Golovkin Parker's Trainer: My Fighter's Resume is Better Than Joshua's! Spence: Fractured Eye Sockets Must Be in Back of Brook's Mind Saunders Took Precautions To Avoid Possible Lemieux Spies Frank Warren: The Moment of Truth is Here For Billy Joe Saunders Khan: Now I Know Why Pacquiao Picked Horn - And He Still Lost! Anthony Joshua Lights Up Christmas For NSPCC Children Arum: Boxing Has Been Crying So Long For a Kid Like Jeff Horn! Groves-Eubank Undercard: Arfan Iqbal vs. Simon Vallily is Set Carl Frampton vs. Nonito Donaire in Play For April 7 in Belfast? Horn Predicts Vegas Shocker: I Got The Style To Beat Crawford! Billy Joe Saunders Can Resume Upward Mobility De La Hoya Says He's Still Open To Return - Rips Floyd Mayweather Cesar Juarez vs. Isaac Dogboe For WBO Interim, January 6 Rigondeaux Trainer Reacts To Critics: My Fighter is No Quitter! Diego De La Hoya Overweight, Fight Pulled From ESPN Card Teddy Atlas Confirms Removal, Will No Longer Call ESPN Fights Terry Flanagan vs. Maurice Hooker for WBO Belt in Play For April Katie Taylor Retains WBA Title, Decisions Jessica McCaskill Martin J. Ward Drops, Stops Juli Giner To Capture EBU Title Josh Kelly Drops, Stops Jean Michel Hamilcaro In Six Orlando Salido: Retirement is Over, I'm Coming Back in 2018! Conor Benn Gets Off The Floor, Goes Through Fire To Win Horn: I'll Prove Americans Wrong, Crawford is Someone I Can Beat Photos: Claressa Shields Putting in Work For Title Defense Joshua Buatsi Set For February Return Jessie Vargas vs. Aaron Herrera - Undercard Information Tyson Fury Says He Has Several Options To Secure Boxing License Jake Ball Outpoints Shinkwin: Cheeseman, Cordina Get Wins Crawford: A lot of Holes in Jeff Horn's Game, I'm No Corcoran! Horn Coach: Crawford Beatable, Has Weaknesses We Can Exploit Arum: You Are Crazy To Say Horn Has No Shot To Beat Crawford! Gamal Yafai Gets York Hall Win, Set For Busy 2018 Tyson Fury Has Some Work, Could Reclaim License Next Month Sadam Ali Wants to Stay at 154 Pounds, Defend WBO Title Next Arum: Will Take 'Real Ballsy 130-Pounder' to Fight Lomachenko Kell Brook: My Injuries Were Legit - Rigondeaux Just Quit! Horn Overcomes Cuts to Bloody, Stop Corcoran in 11th Round
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement