Roy Jones: Sergey Kovalev Should’ve Finished Hopkins

by David P. Greisman

Roy Jones is in his third camp with Jean Pascal, who challenges three-belt light heavyweight titleholder Sergey Kovalev this Saturday night in Montreal. While Jones has said he’s been working on Pascal’s stamina, there are other ways the former champion has improved.

“Grown a whole lot,” Jones said. “A lot of ways: maturity, patience. Patience is the biggest factor I’m bringing. That’s the biggest improvement he’s made.”

Kovalev, meanwhile, is coming off the biggest win of his career, a dominant decision over Bernard Hopkins.

Jones feels that Kovalev should’ve been able to do even more.

“He didn’t finish Hopkins,” Jones said. “Maybe he not the Krusher that he supposed to be. He should’ve finished Hopkins — maybe.”

Pick up a copy of David’s book, “Fighting Words: The Heart and Heartbreak of Boxing,” at or internationally at Send questions/comments via email at [email protected]

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Mr. Punch-Out!! on 03-14-2015

[QUOTE=Tay Roc;15464066]I would like to see a rematch. Hopkins getting destroyed for 12 rounds was a highlight for me.[/QUOTE] Why's that?

Comment by MDPopescu on 03-14-2015

[QUOTE=bojangles1987;15463943]I mean, does anyone really think Kovalev tried other than the 12th? Anyone who has watched him before should have noticed he was content to put in rounds until Hopkins stuck his tongue out in the final round, then Sergey…

Comment by boliodogs on 03-14-2015

I don't think Kovalev tried that hard to KO Hopkins. I think he had great respect for the legendary Hopkins was content to get the win but didn't want to humiliate Hopkins with a KO loss. I am going with…

Comment by 1lparm on 03-13-2015

If we are all honest with ourselves we know Hopkins could be 90 years old and still be too crafty, skilled and wily to avoid getting knocked out. RJJS was world class but once he slowed his weak chin was…

Comment by Foreign Soil on 03-13-2015

[QUOTE=animalfan10;15464002]Kovalevs fans are so dumb and annoying....I'm almost hoping Pascal knocks his ass out just to shut up these morons....Kovalev's best win is a 50 year old Hopkins....Before that he fought Cedric Agnew and Blake Capparello...He's good for sure, but…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (20)
Top Headlines Pacquiao Warns Broner: I've Learned To 'Problem Solve' in Politics Canelo on GGG Win: Nicest Feeling To Shut Mouths With Facts! Claressa Shields vs. Femke Hermans Set, December 8 on HBO Ganigan Lopez Tops Telemundo Card in Mexico City Yves Ngabu vs. Micki Nielsen Finalized For February 16, Belgium Nathan Gorman vs. Alex Leapai Set For Warrington-Frampton LIVE STREAM: Pacquiao vs. Broner - NYC Press Conference Bivol: Alvarez KO Of Kovalev Surprised Me, Favor Him In Rematch Ugas Confident of Winning WBC Belt - Surprising Porter, Critics Hurd: I Would Beat Both Charlos, Canelo and Golovkin! Joseph Parker: After Flores, Hopefully I'll Be Fighting in The UK's Television Pick of The Week - Nov. 19 Photos: Manny Pacquiao Hits New York For Broner Presser Kieran Smith Ready For Step Up in Class With Peter McDonagh WBC Prez: I Hope Golovkin vs. Charlo Eliminator Will Happen Frampton: Warrington is Made For Me - I'll Prove I'm Better Canelo Says His Coach Felt Fielding Was Perfect Foe at 168 Juan Francisco Estrada Year-End Ring Return Ruled Out Pascal Can Take Legacy To A New Level With Win Over Bivol De La Hoya: If I Train For 3 Months - I Can Get in With The Best! Claressa Shields: I'm The Greatest Woman of All-Time! Photos: David Lemieux, Yves Ulysse Presser For Canelo-Fielding Thomas Valdez Shocks Luis Coria With Split Decision Win Chavez Jr. Admits To Abusing Drugs, Alcohol After Martinez Loss Brandon Rios: If Hearn Presents a Title Shot Next - I'm There! Photos: Jean Pascal in Top Form, Grinds For Dmitry Bivol Clash Anvar Yunusov Stops Jose Salinas in Seventh Round Jarrell Miller: If No Joshua - I'd Fight Whyte, Chisora, Allen or Price! Firat Arslan, Sefer Seferi Battle To a Draw: Chudinov Faces Mendy Photos: Matchroom Girls Hit The Kansas Star Arena Photos: Brandon Rios Batters and Stops Ramon Alvarez Hearn: Wilder-Fury Will Be Terrible; Fury Will Get Knocked Out Photos: Jarrell Miller Crushes Bogdan Dinu in The Fourth Spence: Jermell Charlo Beats Hurd, Enters Pound-For-Pound Photos: Gabe Rosado, Luis Arias Battle To a Split Draw Photos: Claressa Shields Earns More Gold, Easily Beats Rankin Archie Sharp Aims To Land Ryan Garcia, His Female Fans Too Buboy Studying Broner, Getting Pacquiao's Camp Ready Rizin CEO Warns: Nasukawa Will Aim To Knock Mayweather Out! Josh Kelly: Usyk Not Ready For Joshua, Can He Take The Power?

Latest Active Forum Threads