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 McDonough 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 Juanma: I Hope Gamboa Faces Me, Doesn't Run To Fight Loma Hearn: Wilder Must Agree Now, We Won't Wait Until Fury Fight! Joshua: Povetkin Strong, But Didn't Hurt Me In The First Round Photos: Luke Campbell Avenges Loss To Yvan Mendy Dillian Whyte To Anthony Joshua: I'm Here, Ready To Fight Next Photos: Sergey Kuzmin Stops Injured David Price in Four Joshua Wants Wilder-Fury Winner April 13 at Wembley Stadium Photos: Anthony Joshua Blasts Out Povetkin - MEGA Gallery Anthony Joshua: Fans Can Decide My April Foe! Photos: Lawrence Okolie Defeats Matty Askin in a Stinker Photos: Shakhram Giyasov Breaks Down, Stops Laguna Danny Garcia: Porter Loss Was Tough, I Have A lot of Fight Left! Jayson Velez Demolishes Orlando Cruz in Two Rounds Krael Shocks Borrego on Mayweather Card, Bellows is Upset Selina Barrios Dominates Juarez: Wants Taylor, Mayer, Serrano Hearn: Fury is The Most Unentertaining Fighter I've Ever Seen! Anthony Joshua: I Got My Knockout Streak Back Povetkin Credits Joshua For Big Win, Has No Excuses Over Loss Arum Very Interested in Bringing Canelo and Golovkin To ESPN Danny Gonzalez Edges Johnny Hernandez in Tough Fight Hearn: We Want Wilder Now, It's Biggest Fight in World Boxing Firat Arslan, Emre Cukur, Tarik Sozer Victorius in Istanbul Fury Not Impressed With Joshua Win: Biggest Bum I Ever Saw Photos: Tony Bellew, Oleksandr Usyk - Face To Face at Wembley Anthony Joshua-Alexander Povetkin - CompuBox Punch Stats Joshua's Promoter: We'll Try For The Deontay Wilder Fight Again Anthony Joshua Drops, Stops Alexander Povetkin in Seventh Anthony Joshua-Alexander Povetkin: LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Jonathan Taconing Dominates Vince Paras, Retains in Manila Luke Campbell Gets Revenge, Decisions Yvan Mendy Joshua vs. Povetkin: CompuBox Historical Review Luke Campbell vs. Yvan Mendy - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Lawrence Okolie Decisions Matty Askin in Very Ugly Fight Joshua Wants To Emulate Ronaldo and Pacquiao's Longevity Lawrence Okolie vs. Matty Askin - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Anthony Joshua-Alexander Povetkin: Stats & Stakes Sergey Kuzmin Stops a Tired David Price in Four Rounds David Price vs. Sergey Kuzmin - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Shakhram Giyasov Stops Laguna in Five Rounds Promoter: Joshua Knows What He Faces In Underestimated Povetkin
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement