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Sergey Kovalev’s Trainer: Caparello Won’t Be Like Agnew

by David P. Greisman

Sergey Kovalev is a power puncher. But his opponent this Saturday, Blake Caparello, will be the second straight opponent he’s faced whose style is more focused on boxing.

Nevertheless, Kovalev’s trainer, former fighter John David Jackson, doesn’t expect Blake Caparello to be like Cedric Agnew — whose defensiveness gave Kovalev some difficulty until Kovalev scored a stoppage earlier this year.

“I’m not worried about it because Blake’s not that kind of guy,” Jackson said. “Cedric went into a total shell. He just tried to survive. Blake doesn’t seem like that kind of fighter. He tries to be a little bit fancier, slicker: drop his hands and make you miss him. Plus he does have a tendency to want to go right to the guy. That helps us out. I don’t see the same fight with Agnew unless he [Caparello] gets hit right away and goes defensive. Then we got the same thing we did before.”

Even if that happens, Jackson says Kovalev has been told how to slow such an opponent down, including hitting him on the hip and making it look as if the shot was legal. He also sees Caparello as having more pride than Agnew did and wanting to prove he can take Kovalev’s shots.

“I think pride will hurt him,” Jackson said.

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

[QUOTE=mlac;14815076]that 'jab to the body' [B]broke his ribs[/B] and left him crying :puppy_dog i expect a mid round stoppage by brutal manner.[/QUOTE] Are you serious? That's one hell of a jab.

Comment by mlac on 08-01-2014

that 'jab to the body' broke his ribs and left him crying :puppy_dog i expect a mid round stoppage by brutal manner.

Comment by Derranged on 08-01-2014

I agree. Not many fighters would quit after getting jabbed to the body.

Comment by bojangles1987 on 08-01-2014

If this guy does go into a shell, Kovalev needs to focus on the body earlier. He would have stopped Agnew quick if he pounded the body rather than try to punch through the guard.

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