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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