Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Kovalev still wants Stevenson but focused on Caparello

By Ryan Burton

BoxingScene.com recently caught up with WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev at the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. Kovalev was there to catch the Guerrero-Kamegai fight card that ended up being an early candidate for Fight of the Year Honors.

The undefeated Russian has been linked to WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson for close to a year now. Stevenson just fought last month when he had a tougher than expected fight against Andrzej Fonfara. Even though Stevenson won the fight, he was knocked down and didn't dominate in the manner many expected.

Kovalev said he wasn't surprised that Fonfara had some success.  "I didn't think anything of it. I wasn't surprised that he did it but I wanted to do what he did. I wanted to do it myself."

Up next for Kovalev is an August 2nd battle against the undefeated but largely unknown Blake Caparello (19-0-1) of Australia that will be televised by HBO. Even though Kovalev still wants an unification fight with Stevenson, he said that all of his focus is on Caparello.

"He's a good fighter. He's undefeated you know. He's the most important fight right now because he's next," Kovalev told BoxingScene.com.

Send questions or comments to [email protected]. You can follow Ryan on Twitter @ringsidewriter

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by bojangles1987 on 06-28-2014

[QUOTE=Snake4380;14704583]The love fest for Al Haymon will soon pass. Haymon is really hurting his fighters now because he's been blackballed from HBO. Showtime cannot sustain in its budget to put up fights for every Al Haymon fighter especially as the…

Comment by Snake4380 on 06-28-2014

The love fest for Al Haymon will soon pass. Haymon is really hurting his fighters now because he's been blackballed from HBO. Showtime cannot sustain in its budget to put up fights for every Al Haymon fighter especially as the…

Comment by Deontay Wilder on 06-28-2014

Stevenson feels happy and comfy in the ring with his pillow punchers.

Comment by ShoulderRoll on 06-28-2014

[QUOTE=Dirk Diggler UK;14704153]"Danny deserves a soft touch doe!" :lol1:[/QUOTE] He does. But Showtime shouldn't be televising it either. Premium cable slots should be reserved for competitive fights not mismatches.

Comment by Dirk Diggler UK on 06-27-2014

[QUOTE=ShoulderRoll;14703266]Kovalev vs Caparello on HBO? Danny Garcia vs Rod Salka on Showtime? What the heck is happening to boxing?[/QUOTE] "Danny deserves a soft touch doe!" :lol1:

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (16)
Top Headlines Kautondokwa Headlines Card in Windhoek, Namibia Jaron Ennis, Adam Daranyi Pick Up Knockout Wins in Virginia Miguel Cotto vs. Sadam Ali Lands on BoxNation Joshua: Wilder Needs to Stop Crying, Feeling Sorry for Himself Toka Kahn-Clary Stops David Berna in Two Rounds Photos: Gassiev, Wlodarczyk - On Weight, Ready For WBSS Battle Joe Joyce Makes Pro Debut, Stops Ian Lewison in Eight Round Luis Ortiz Suspended By WBA, No Longer Mandatory To Joshua Photos: Corrales Very Overweight: Machado, Andrade, Fox Ready Photos: Pedro Campa vs. Carlos Jimenez - Official Weights Golovkin's Coach To Charlo: You KO'd a Cripple, Wait Your Turn! Photos: Braekhus Prepared For Lauren Kiss Attempt at Weigh-In Isaac Zarate Will Aim To Impress Against Christian Esquivel Rob Brant: I'm Confident I'll Win Entire World Boxing Super Series Barrett: When I get in the ring I turn from a goldfish into a shark! Photos: Ryan Burnett, Zhanat Zhakiyanov - Ready For Unification David Benavidez on What He Learned From Gennady Golovkin Schaefer: Dorticos-Gassiev One of Boxing's Most Exciting Fights Demetrius Andrade: Fox Was The Only Guy Willing To Fight Me! Lara Sounds Off: Lubin Was a Child! I'll Beat Charlo! I'll Beat Hurd! Haye Says He Needs To Curb 'Control Freak' Behavior as Promoter N'Dam: 1000% Confident I'll Beat Murata - He Won't Touch Me Frank Warren Talks Josh Warrington vs. Dennis Ceylan, More Badou Jack: I Want To Fight a Racist, a Scumbag - Maybe Kovalev Porter: I Don't See Myself Retiring Without Fighting Errol Spence Wilder Urges: No More Hype, Joshua Fight Needs To Happen Now! Gabe Rosado: I Want Canelo, Daniel Jacobs, Lemieux Rematch! Fox: They Think I'm a Chump; I'll Show I Belong Against Andrade Gabe Rosado Batters, Stops Glen Tapia in Sixth Round Gabe Rosado vs. Glen Tapia - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Saunders: Lemieux is GGG's Leftover Dog Meat - I Want The Dog! Video: Abel Sanchez Talks Golovkin vs. Canelo, Gassiev, More Buster Douglas Backs Wilder Over Joshua, Shakes Head at PED Use Gabe Rosado vs. Glen Tapia - LIVE Results From Las Vegas Gassiev: WBSS is Best Way To Unify, Show I'm The Best at Cruiser News: Devin Haney, Shiro vs. Guevara, Reymart Gaballo Machado: Roach Gives Me Confidence, I'm Ready For Corrales Sullivan Barrera vs. Felix Valera Part of HBO Triple on Nov. 25 Video: Richard Schaefer Talks World Boxing Super Series Ronnie Shields: Lara's Style is His Style - I Won't Change it For Critics!
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement