Duva: I’ll Talk to Someone in Montreal about Kovalev

by David P. Greisman

Sergey Kovalev now has three world titles at light heavyweight after his unification win over Bernard Hopkins on Saturday night. And he has two options in terms of Montreal-based opponents — Adonis Stevenson, the lineal champion who opted not to face Kovalev in 2014, or former champion Jean Pascal.

“I’ll be talking to somebody in Montreal, I’m not sure which person it’ll be,” Kovalev’s promoter, Kathy Duva of Main Events, said at the post-fight press conference. “There’s two fighters in Montreal, so we’ll see. I am interested to see how this story ends, where it goes next.”

It’s also possible that Stevenson and Pascal could face each other in a big event for Montreal and the Canadian province of Quebec. No contracts have been signed, but a date had been in discussion for April 2015.  Pascal is Stevenson’s mandatory challenger.

Both Pascal and Stevenson have keep-busy bouts coming up, Pascal against Donovan George on Dec. 6 and Stevenson against Dmitry Sukhotshy on Dec. 19.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by iNixus on 11-10-2014

[I][B]Jean Pascal promoter Jean Bedard have confirmed having a talk with Katy Duva and Main event. Also Yvon Michelle also said they will post a offer to Jean Bedard for Stevenson-Pascal fight. Jean Bedard and Pascal will take the best…

Comment by kafkod on 11-10-2014

[QUOTE=MDPopescu;15089458]... And you think that those unmerciful Russians made it to North America only in order to slaughter each other? They could have done it back in Moscow... :) ... They came to you in order to slaughter YOUR fighters,…

Comment by Daddy T on 11-10-2014

I can see them pushing for pascal and giving stevenson the finger

Comment by big_james10 on 11-10-2014

I would bet that Al Haymon has been on the phone all day trying to finalize a Stevenson/Pascal fight for 2015. Stevenson and Haymon refused to make the Pascal fight this year due to Stevenson's greed, but now that Kovalev…

Comment by MDPopescu on 11-10-2014

[QUOTE=Hougigo;15089682]I think Pascal would be more interested in Stevenson first before he chases Kovalev. Close to having the fight mandated[/QUOTE] The pimp (even old and negligeant as he is) would put Pascal to sleep

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