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Kovalev Says He Hurt Both Hands On Hopkins’ Hard Head

by David P. Greisman

Sergey Kovalev had never gone 12 rounds — heck, he’d only gone eight rounds once before — before this past Saturday’s decision win over Bernard Hopkins.

Kovalev said he couldn’t get the knockout against Hopkins, though he tried to finish him.

“I can’t because he has very, very, very hard head,” Kovalev said at the post-fight press conference. “I hurt my hands. He got a lot of hard punch from me but he stay on his legs, like unbelievable.”

He did floor Hopkins with a well-timed counter in the first round and momentarily stunned him on a few other occasions.

Asked when he hurt his hands, Kovalev only mentioned his left hand — hurt in the second round off a jab.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Beercules on 11-09-2014

[QUOTE=valero;15088499]Jen Mateo gives legendary head[/QUOTE] Lol who did she blow?

Comment by KO MX on 11-09-2014

[QUOTE=valero;15088499]Jen Mateo gives legendary head[/QUOTE] overrated fugly b!tch

Comment by Deontay Wilder on 11-09-2014

[QUOTE=***1048;ATAS;15088372]LOL legendary head[/QUOTE] Jen Mateo gives legendary head

Comment by Corelone on 11-09-2014

:Bhop didn't come all head. He gots good ribs and good abs, Kovalev didn't foeget to work his body.

Comment by FrankieBruno on 11-09-2014

Bhop is something else, If King Khan had that head/chin, he'd be unstoppable

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