By Edward Chaykovsky
WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey "Krusher" Kovalev (25-0-1, 23KOs) is ready to do whatever he has to do in order to beat the near 50-year-old veteran IBF/WBA champion Bernard "The Alien" Hopkins (55-6-2, 32KOs). The HBO televised fight takes place on November 8th at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City.
Hopkins is the master of using questionable tactics in the ring. He can make things dirty when he needs to and usually gets away with those tactics.
Kovalev has no fear of being jobbed the judges or the referee either. He is not focused on a getting a knockout but vowed to punish Hopkins during the contest.
"I don't know what will be happening in the ring. I understand that there will be three judges ringside and one referee inside the ring. Any way I need to get a victory, dirty fight or clean fight, for me it doesn't matter," Kovalev said.
"I will fight dirty, if Hopkins will fight dirty. I'm going to fight a clean fight, but who knows what will happen November 8th. It will be interesting, very interesting. I can't imagine what will happen. I don't know who the referee is or who the judges are - American or international. If I win, I will get the referee to hold up my hands. If I lose I lose. But I'm not going to lose."