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Sullivan Barrera Vows To Go After Sergey Kovalev With Everything

The fight Sullivan Barrera has been chasing for several years, is being targeted to take place on January 30. Although the date has not been confirmed, DAZN is making moves to finally stage the postponed clash between the tough Cuban and former light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev.

Barrera had everything in place to face Kovalev in April, but the ongoing coronavirus pandemic erupted and forced the cancellation of the entire event.

Kovalev has been out of the ring since getting knocked out by Canelo Alvarez in November of 2019, while Barrera was defeated in two of his last three fights to Jesse Hart and Dmitry Bivol.

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At this late stage in both of their respective careers, the winner will move forward and the loser will likely be on the brink of retirement.

"We had a date for the fight against Kovalev on April 25, then it was postponed because of the COVID-19 situation that has spread quite a bit. We keep training and waiting for Golden Boy to let us know. So we'll be ready,'' Barrera told George Ebro.

"[Kovalev is] the fight we wanted before and the one we want now. We keep working soft, doing fitness. With my coach Derik Santos we haven't stopped doing things in the gym, softly, but working.

"We've lowered the intensity a lot. So right now I couldn't tell you [what this has done to my body]. I don't have a meter. I'm 38 years old, 39 soon. I feel good. Working fitness has done me great, because I feel stronger than I've felt in a while. Right now the body looks totally different. I'm telling you, we're working at half-machine, but when we get the confirmation, we'll push the accelerator, but I'm happy with what I've achieved in these months.

"We're going to come in there with everything against Sergey and then we'll look for a new challenge for a world title. Sergey has always been a madman, but during the Canelo fight he really got hurt and that may be something in our favor."

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Pigeons on 11-25-2020

[QUOTE=slimPickings;20907450]I guess the Canelo payday was not enough to see Kovalev go off into the sunset! what a shame. Anybody how loses to Jessie Hart should not be taken seriously.[/QUOTE] He has contractual obligations to DAZN for two more fights…

Comment by Mammoth on 11-25-2020

Callum Johnson should get the winner

Comment by theface07 on 11-25-2020

[QUOTE=PBR Streetgang;20907413]While neither is really relevant anymore, I will still watch and enjoy seeing which is less shopworn than the other. Barrera looked real bad in his fight against Jesse Hart and Kovalev's stamina and punch resistance are fading fast.…

Comment by theface07 on 11-25-2020

[QUOTE=hitmanjosh;20907406]Both are has been’s and need to move forward with their life; go take up bad mitten but neither of you are attractive fighters any longer, and I’m just saying what your family has been dying to say.[/QUOTE] That may…

Comment by Tatabanya on 11-25-2020

Whatever the level they're at now it's still a KO win for the Krusher, who at the very least remains a murderous puncher.

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