Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Sergey Kovalev Smiles, Reveals His New Trainer

By Igor Lazorin, tass

Former unified light heavyweight world champion Sergey "Krusher" Kovalev (30-2-1, 26 KOs) is training hard for his scheduled fight with Vyacheslav "Lion-Heart Chingonskyy" Shabranskyy (19-1, 16 KOs), which takes place on Saturday, November 25 at The Theater at Madison Square Garden.

There were numerous questions rumors regarding Kovalev's new trainer, and the Russian boxer finally decided to reveal his new coach.

Kovalev said he is now being trained by experienced coach, Abror Tursunpulatov, who help develop several top amateurs - including Uzbek boxer Fazliddin Gaibnazarov, who captured a gold medal in the 2016 Rio Olympic games.

kovalev-tursunpulatov

Kovalev is very pleased with his decision.

"There is a general understanding of what we have to do and how to prepare, and this is the main thing. I hope that our new working relationship will bring new success in my career as a boxer," said Kovalev, 34 years old.

Kovalev is trying to bounce back in his career, after suffering back to back defeats to Andre Ward. He lost a close twelve round decision to Ward last November, and then he was stopped by Ward in their June rematch.

After the second fight with Ward, he had a bad falling out with longtime trainer John David Jackson.

Even before the rematch with Ward had taken place, there was friction between Kovalev and Jackson - including a situation first reported on BoxingScene.com, where Jackson actually held discussions with Ward's team on the subject of jumping ship.

After they split, there were all sorts of rumors regarding Kovalev's next trainer - and several names were being kicked around like Virgil Hunter, Freddie Roach and Robert Garcia.

But there was also talk that Kovalev felt more comfortable with an Eastern European trainer.

Tursunpulatov believes he can help Kovalev in a lot of areas to sharpen his tools.

"I've known Kovalev for a long time. A year ago, after the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, I came to America with my student, who is also a professional boxer. Here we got to know Sergey more closely, and since then we are actually one team. I could not refuse his request to work with him," Tursunpulatov said. "I like Kovalev as a person, we have excellent mutual understanding."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Tonez187 on 10-26-2017

American boxers in reality are the biggest cheating ****s, every American "great" was heavily on the juice and ward is the biggest ***** is boxing history

Comment by Redd Foxx on 10-26-2017

Hope it works out. I think he needs someone very established in the pro game, someone with an ego big enough to put Sergey in his place when necessary. But, it is what it is....

Comment by Andre_parker1 on 10-26-2017

they're gonna be having vodka sessions...I guess

Comment by TonyGe on 10-26-2017

An amature trainer? I hope he has some experience teaching pros and dealing with fighters that don't listen. Good luck..LOL

Comment by McManus on 10-26-2017

Got the cheapest cat he could find. A fùcking Am's trainer dude? The quicker Kovalev goes away the better it is for Boxing. Fight Adonis.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (55)
Top Headlines Pacquiao-Broner Press Conferences Set For Monday, Tuesday Claressa Shields: I Can Go as Low as 154 For Cecilia Braekhus Thurman-Lopez, Garcia-Granados, Santa Cruz-Flores Are Set Boy Jones Jr. vs. Craig Evans For Vacant WBO Euro, Nov. 19 Shawn Porter-Yordenis Ugas Set For March 9 In Las Vegas Joe Smith: If I Land on Beterbiev Like Johnson Did - I'll Finish Him! Kownacki-Washington Set For 1/26 FOX Show From Barclays Holyfield: Two Different Eras, Usyk is The Best of His Time Hearn: Joshua-Usyk Will Be A Massive Fight One Day, Not Now Oleksandr Usyk vs. Tony Bellew: Afterthoughts Alexander Povetkin Will Have Two More Fights, Then Retire Jay Collins Ready For Debut Under Guidance of Derry Mathews Parker's Promoter: We Want Whyte-Chisora Winner - NOT Usyk Amir Khan vs. Kell Brook: Hearn Aims To Finalize March Date Felix Verdejo's Manager: We'd Like The Winner of Hooker-Saucedo Looking Back a Decade at a Hall of Fame Finale Tyson Fury Tears Apart Deontay Wilder's "Biggest Career Wins" AIBA Submits Reports TO IOC With Olympic Future at Stake Manu Vatuvei vs. Brown Buttabean Set For Parker-Flores Card Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Warns 168: You Are All on Notice - I'm Back! Photos: Maurice Hooker, Alex Saucedo - Open Workouts News: David Papot, Eric Walker, Ievgen Khytrov, More De La Hoya: Mayweather Was Looking For Attention With Rizin Jaron Ennis Motivated By Goal of Unifying Welterweight Division Emmanuel Tagoe Inks Promotional With Lou DiBella Donaire: If I Land My Best Shots, I Believe I Can Stop Zolani Tete Bellew: I Want Reality Back, I Want a Normal Life and I Will Find It Shohjahon Ergashev Secures a Rapid Knockout Win in Chicago Agit Kabayel vs. Otto Wallin on February 3rd or 23rd in Germany Bivol: Pascal's Style Will Make Better Fight Than Chilemba Bout Manager: Usyk Will Need a Fight or Two Before Joshua Title Fight Conlan Eyes Warrington: Win or Lose, I'd Love To Fight Him Jarrell Miller: Dillian Whyte is a Clown, Nobody is Afraid of Him Sullivan Barrera: I'm a Free Agent - I Want Alvarez, Beterbiev, Jack Tomoki Kameda Eyes Rey Vargas After Capturing WBC Interim-Belt Linares: Canelo is Best Pound-For-Pound Fighter in The World Malignaggi: Bellew Was Clever & Good; Usyk Was Very Frustrated Froch: Fighting Joshua May Be Too Ambitious For 'Special' Usyk Hearn Expects Purse Bid Battle For Lomachenko-Crolla Rights Eddie Hearn: Tony Bellew One Of Best Men You'll Ever Meet
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement