By Bill "Two Scoops" Emes
WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev believes he got the last laugh on his division rival, WBC champion Adonis Stevenson.
HBO spent most of 2013 building up a Stevenson-Kovalev unification. Stevenson threw a wrench in those plans by jumping ship to rival network Showtime, with the hope of facing WBA/IBF champion Bernard Hopkins.
On Friday, a major power play was finalized when Hopkins unexpectedly signed a contract to face Kovalev on November 8th, on HBO.
Because Hopkins-Kovalev was finalized, now Stevenson is left empty-handed - with the exception of the lawsuit from Kovalev's promoter, Main Events, who sued Stevenson and his team for reneging on the Kovalev/HBO deal.
"I'm very happy that Stevenson [got left with nothing]. I told everybody that Stevenson is a piece of sh*t. Everybody knows it, all of my fans [know it] and his fans too," Kovalev said.