Advertisement
Advertisement

Sergey Kovalev: I'm Not A Talker, I'm A Fighter

By Jake Donovan

There was a game plan in place for Sergey Kovalev when 2014 began. Win a tune-up fight, and then roll on to a highly anticipated showdown with lineal light heavyweight king Adonis Stevenson.

Those plans were shot to sunshine when Stevenson decided to team up with Al Haymon, and head across the street from HBO to Showtime.

Kovalev’s promoter, Main Events hasn’t taken kindly to the news as a lawsuit is ongoing with pretty much everyone involved in Stevenson’s career.

As for Kovalev himself? The Russian knockout artist–who now trains out of Florida and fights predominantly in the U.S.–continues on with business as usual. His 2014 debut came in March, tearing through unbeaten but overmatched Cedric Agnew in seven rounds, marking his third straight appearance on HBO but first as a headliner on the network.

Kovalev returns to HBO, as he faces another unbeaten-yet-unheralded challenger in Australia’s Blake Caparello (19-0-1, 6KOs). The bout takes place at Revel Resort in Atlantic City, his second straight appearance along the Jersey boardwalk as he finds ways to remain active while waiting for some of the best of the rest in the division to look his way.

When the day comes for stiffer challenges to step to him, Kovalev and his team will be ready.

“Whoever I put in the ring, Sergey will fight,” insists Egis Klimas, Kovalev’s manager. “He never asks about the opponent, he never turns down a fight.

“For any fight, Sergey only asks two questions: When is the fight and what should my weight be?”

There were no questions asked for this fight, as Kovalev–grateful to remain active–went straight to the gym to prepare for what he hopes to be another in a growing stretch of spectacular performances. The unbeaten light heavyweight titlist has scored eight straight knockouts, and has every intention of taking the fight out of the judges’ hands once again this weekend.

“I want to show everyone the results of my preparation this Saturday,” Kovalev (24-0-1, 22KOs) simply states. “I'm not a talker; I'm a fighter. I look forward to my next win on Saturday.”

Jake Donovan is the Managing Editor of Boxingscene.com, as well as the Records Keeper for the Transnational Boxing Ratings Board and a member of Boxing Writers Association of America.
Twitter: @JakeNDaBox

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Evil_Meat on 08-01-2014

[QUOTE=PittyPat;14813251]Or even... "He is piss-of-s[color=black]h[/color]it".[/QUOTE] That's definitely what he said I'm surprised more people didn't catch that.

Comment by LoadedWraps on 07-31-2014

[QUOTE=BIGPOPPAPUMP;14813187]There was a game plan in place for Sergey Kovalev when 2014 began. Win a tune-up fight, and then roll on to a highly anticipated showdown with lineal light heavyweight king Adonis Stevenson. Those plans were shot to sunshine when…

Comment by PittyPat on 07-31-2014

[QUOTE=Hougigo;14813196]"I don't want to talk about him.... He is a piece of [B]s[/B]hit"[/QUOTE] Or even... "He is piss-of-s[color=black]h[/color]it".

Comment by Hougigo on 07-31-2014

"I don't want to talk about him.... He is a piece of [B]s[/B]hit"

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (4)
Top Headlines Video: Canelo Talks Golovkin, McGregor, Smith, Moving Up, More Photos: Canelo Putting in Hard Work During Media Day Canelo Warns McGregor: Any Time I'll Show You Boxing is Not Easy! Arum Reflects on Mayweather's IV, Pacquiao Shoulder Shot Scandal Frankie Gomez is Training Well at Wild Card, Says Freddie Roach Francisco Vargas Likes The Idea of Unification in First Fight Back Stiverne: I'll Knock Povetkin Out, Get Revenge on Deontay Wilder! Jose Zepeda Inks With Cameron Dunkin, Eyes Pacquiao-Vargas Bill Hekkie Budler Motivated To Work His Way Back To The Top Jacobs: Carelessness Against Mora Taught Me Very Valuable Lesson Zolani Tete: I Was Offered Rigondeaux Shot, He's Too Big For Me Nonito Donaire Pumped About Landing on Pacquiao-Vargas PPV Joshua vs. Parker: Promoters Putting Wheels in Motion For March Martin Murray: Golovkin Stops Brook in Five, Six Rounds Tops Ricky Burns-Kiryl Relikh SSE Hydro Ticket Information Canelo-Smith HBO Special To Debut on September 10 Luis Concepcion Unseats Kohei Kono, Taguchi Beats Miyazaki Metcalf-Pryce To Head MGM Liverpool Show In October Juanma Isn't Sure if He Will Fight on After Vazquez Jr. Showdown Badou Jack on DeGale, Says PEDs Help Keep Bute From Fading Hearn Fires Back at Canelo: Brook is Doing What You Won't Do! Daily Bread Mailbag: Ward-Kovalev, GGG-Brook, Easter, More Kell Brook: Once I Beat Gennady Golovkin - I'm The Man! Quigg Backs Frampton: He Nullified Santa Cruz, Won By 3 Points Badou Jack-Callum Smith To Be Ordered on 9/13, Says Hearn Tarver Wanted Big Money, Co-Feature Billing For Usyk Sparring AIBA Executives To Meet, Discuss Further Changes, Improvements Kohei Kono-Luis Concepcion: Pre-Fight Report Card Arum Expects Pacquiao To Have at Least Two Fights in 2017 Rex Tso To Keep a Close Eye on Kono vs. Concepcion Outcome Neeco Macias: I Was Lucky Enough To Be Blessed With Heart George Foreman Fails To Sell His Lambo at Huge Car Auction Eubank Jr: Brook Has No Fire, He's Happy To Get Golovkin Payday Ed Brown Continues Busy Schedule, TV Networks Interested Peralta: Until Recently I Went Hungry, I Suffered A lot, Overcame It Canelo: Let's See if Liam Smith is The Fighter He Says He Is Jack Asis Calls it a Day, Decides To Retire From Boxing Cuadras: Chocolatito is Too Small, I Will Get The Job Done Don King: Povetkin-Stiverne Can Go To Russia, Putin is My Friend Sugar Ray Leonard on What Brook Needs To Shock Golovkin
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement