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 Last update:  5/9/2013       Read more by Main Events         
   
Kovalev vs. White Approved as IBF Eliminator For #1
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The IBF has granted formal sanction approval for the IBF Light Heavyweight Voluntary Eliminator fight for the #1 position between #4, Sergey Kovalev and #5, Cornelius White. The winner will become #1 but will not be the mandatory challenger. Karo Murat is the current mandatory challenger and has been ordered to fight Champion Bernard Hopkins. Once the Hopkins - Murat fight occurs, the winner of Kovalev - White will become the next mandatory challenger for the winner.

The Kovalev - White 12-round bout is part of a blockbuster triple-header that will be broadcast live on NBC Sports Network Fight Night Friday, June 14th at Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem, beginning 8PM ET. The main event features a 10-round heavyweight fight between Bryant Jennings and Andrey Fedosov. The triple header rounds out with a 10 round welterweight battle between Ronald Cruz and Jamie Hererra.

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comment by El Angel, on 05-10-2013
If Hopkins wins, I don't think he'll fight Kovalev.

comment by Cloud, on 05-10-2013
White is getting KO'd.

comment by ETG, on 05-09-2013
Blockbuster?

comment by low_Bo, on 05-09-2013
[QUOTE=BIGPOPPAPUMP]The IBF has granted formal sanction approval for the IBF Light Heavyweight Voluntary Eliminator fight for the #1 position between #4, Sergey Kovalev and #5, Cornelius White. The winner will become #1 but will not be the mandatory challenger. Karo Murat is the current mandatory...

comment by Freedom1, on 05-09-2013
Good news for Sergey.

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