OCEANPORT, N.J. – WBO World Light Heavyweight Champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev made an appearance at Monmouth Park to take in the Haskell Invitational in advance of his title defense against Eleider “Storm” Alvarez on Aug. 4 at the Hard Rock Casino & Hotel in Atlantic City.
Kovalev visited the Monmouth Park Sports Book by William Hill and met with jockeys and trainers before appearing in the winner’s circle.
Monmouth Park will offer wagering on the outcome of Kovalev’s fight with Alvarez, along with the rest of the bouts on the card, in the Sports Book. The card is the first at the newly-opened Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. In the co-main event, WBA Light Heavyweight Champion Dmitry Bivol will defend his title against Isaac “Golden Boy” Chilemba.
The $1 million Haskell Invitational, Monmouth Park’s showcase race was the 12th race on a stakes-filled 14-race card. NBC-TV televised the Haskell live.