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Sillakh: I'm Ready, I Know I Can Beat Sergey Kovalev

By Luke Furman

Light heavyweight contender Ismayl "Black Russian" Sillakh (21-1, 17KOs) of Ukraine, is confident he will unseat WBO champion Sergey "Krusher" Kovalev (22-0-1, 20KOs) of Russia on Saturday night at the Pepsi Coliseum in Quebec City, Canada. The fight will be televised on HBO.

Sillkah, once regarded as one of the best prospects in boxing, is looking to redeem his career after suffering an upset TKO defeat to Denis Garchev in April of 2012. At the moment he was stopped, Sillakh was well ahead on the cards and knocked Grachev down in the third. Sillakh has won four in a row since, three of those wins by knockout. Kovalev had been destroying his opponents, including a recent four round demolition of previously undefeated Nathan Cleverly of the UK to win the title. 

"I'm going to outbox Kovalev. I am perfectly ready and fully focused on the fight. I know I can beat him. I just need to be myself and show everything that I am capable of doing. I will use movement and be more active than Kovalev," Sillakh said.

Luke Furman covers boxing for bokser.org

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by From Russia on 11-29-2013

If Sillakh decides to jab and run, maybe he will survive like 5 rounds, in other case, KOvalev destroys him in 3 rounds.

Comment by Tyler_Durden on 11-29-2013

[QUOTE=boxingfeind;13977327]I`m picking the underdog Sillakh,he has the better skillset then Kovalev.But its a 50/50 fight in my opinion;Kovalev is a very good fighter whose well rounded.[/QUOTE] I respectfully disagree with your opinion, I think Kovalev is going to KO Sillakh.…

Comment by MDPopescu on 11-29-2013

[QUOTE=-Kev-;13977150]Not at all. No where near one of my favorites. He is getting overlooked because he lost once by stoppage and [B]he's facing a puncher[/B]. Boxing fans always go crazy for one fighter who's on a tear and forget the…

Comment by Slowhand on 11-29-2013

Sillakh will have nowhere to go. Kovalev cuts off the ring, walks through Sillakh´s punches and sodomizes him on the ropes to KTFO 4. Of course, this is just a guess so I´ll just have to watch the fight and…

Comment by Levity on 11-29-2013

[QUOTE=boxingfeind;13977334]Exactly;look how many times Wladimir got stopped?But yet the guys who stopped Waldimir are not even ranked in the top 50 today.And Wladimir is the number 1 ranked heavyweight today.[/QUOTE] It took Wladimir several years to improve and get to…

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