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Photos: Kovalev Drops, Beats Hopkins Monster Gallery

Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City - Sergey Kovalev (26-0-1, 23KOs) was forced to go the twelve round distance for the first time in his career, but he had more than enough firepower to dominate the 49-year-old Bernard Hopkins (55-7-2, 32KOs) to win a lopsided unanimous decision to unify the WBO/IBF/WBA light heavyweight titles. The scores were 120-107, 120-107 and 120-106. Photos by Ed Mulholland/HBO.

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Kovalev started strong, applying pressure in the first and scoring a knockdown with a short counter on Hopkins. Following that round, Hopkins was mostly on the defensive and landing one punch at a time here and there, while Kovalev dominated the action with activity, hard punches and combinations.

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Hopkins appeared to rattle Kovalev in the final round with a neck punch, but Kovalev came on strong in the final minute where he battered Hopkins and nearly knocked the veteran out.

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

I love the photos of the bully being bullied. Thank You, Kovalev!

Comment by jmrf4435 on 11-09-2014

Stop talking about Hopkins Prime version!! I think it would be a similar fight, Hopkins was getting countered after everything he threw!!

Comment by Ray* on 11-09-2014

What's all these crying about how Kovalev not getting the credit he deserves? This is boxing!

Comment by Divine Hammer on 11-09-2014

you can see the frightening realization in hopkin's eyes that he isn't facing a come forward neanderthal but a master boxer with pure unstoppable power. the fear is all too real. [SIZE="7"]TRUE force. All the king's men cannot put it…

Comment by Dean_Razorback on 11-09-2014

[IMG]http://www.boxingscene.com/uploads/84060/hopkins-kovalev%20(25).jpg[/IMG] give the guy who took this pic a pulitzer, greatest pic ever

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