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Sergey Kovalev, HBO Talks For Early 2014 Return

By Yuri Tarantin

According to Egis Klimas, manager of WBO light heavyweight  champion Sergey Kovalev (23-0-1, 21KOs), the feared Russian puncher is going to be very active in 2014 and may fight up to four times in the next twelve months. There are currently ongoing talks with HBO for a televised date in the first quarter of the year. One possible opponent who Main Events CEO Kathy Duva mentioned to BoxingScene.com, is popular Polish fighter Andrzej Fonfara (25-2, 15KOs).

"We are negotiating with HBO and already have several options [on when Sergey can] return - February 22, March 22 and March 29. As for the names of possible opponents, there is still nothing solid......possibly the highly regarded Polish boxer Andrzej Fonfara from Chicago or maybe the winner of the fight between Pascal and Bute," Klimas said.

Yuri Tarantin covers boxing for Allboxing.ru.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by sergey.smith on 12-24-2013

I am for Stevenson to KO Kovalev! If HBO buys Kovalev/Fonfara what a joke. Fonfara is a c level fighter if even that. They are tryining to make Kovalev into something he isn't by this level of opponents. The problem…

Comment by brett3154 on 12-24-2013

Would really like to see a light heavy tournament. Problem is that you have two fighters with HBO and two with Showtime.

Comment by Tyler_Durden on 12-24-2013

The more times we get to see Kovalev in the ring the better for us fans...but the fight we want to see first is Kovalev vs Stevenson!!

Comment by South Pawn on 12-24-2013

[QUOTE=mananimal111;14063699]Are we gonna keep seeing Sergey fight Bums? HBO has fell off. All they show is Stars fighting Bums. When are they gonna show a 50/50 fight and not thses over hyped lopsided BS?[/QUOTE] Yeah, like Provodnikov-Alvarado, just set up…

Comment by BabyFaceAssasin on 12-23-2013

I don't see anything wrong with Fanfara being his first fight of the year. That would set up massive showdown between him and Stevenson in the summer. Fanfara is sturdy enough and has earned a small payday. He was never…

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