Sergey Kovalev vs Vyacheslav Shabranskyy Live. (30-2-1) moves back to back, hitting Andre Uorda, the last – the eighth round in June that ravaged Russia.
However, he has the opportunity to get gold around his waist against Shabran (19-1), who enters this as a great stranger.
The card has a decent pair of fights with Dzheysonom Sosa, fighting with Yuriorkis Gamboa at welterweight and Sullivan Barrera vs. Feliksa Valery at light heavyweight.
The fight will be held on Saturday, November 25 at Madison Square Garden, New York, which means that the time difference will be broadcast in the early hours of Sunday, November 26 in the United Kingdom.
The main event of Sky Sports will be the display of the live combat map with coverage starting at 3:00 GMT on Sunday, November 26.
Thoughts: A year ago, «Krusher» Kovalev was considered all, but the indestructible force of 175 pounds, an elite fighter in the sport, five five, a man who completely dominated the competition, since his great debut on HBO in August 2013, or even a couple of fights in NBC sports network before.
Things change Here is the list of victims who fell against Kovalev on HBO radio waves:
- Nathan Cleverly (TKO-4)
• Ismail Sillah (KO-2)
• Cedric Agnew (KO-7)
• Blake Caparello (TKO-2)
• Bernard Hopkins (UD-12)
• Jean Pascal (TKO-8)
• Najib Mohammedi (KO-3)
• Jean Pascal (RTD-7)
Pascal stands out, the former champion at 175, but he went through his own good. Hopkins, of course, also stands out, of course, the Hall of Fame, but he was 50 years old and at the end of his career.
In addition, it is a group of light scales. This should not be an opportunity for Kovalev, just to create the next part.
A year ago, Kovalev faced André Ward. He had a claim to victory in a tense 12-round case, but it went to Ward. And in the rematch earlier this year, Ward stopped Kovalev in the eighth round.
Kovalev, who is now 34 years old and lost in two direct battles, blamed everyone and everyone responsible for the defeats. Judges Arbitrators His former coach John David Jackson. Even himself, to some extent, after he left everything else out of his system.
But this is the real question: Sergei Kovalev, with Ward, retired, is he still the best light heavyweight of the sport? On paper, I think so. Other serious rivals are Adonis Stevenson, who holds the WBC title; Badu Jack, who had just moved to the division; and Sullivan Barrera, who also lost to Andre Ward.
In practice, we will need to see. The boxing career can be quickly undone, and Kovalev has an age where he can be bitter for him. If he did not die there to the point that it was when he destroyed the warehouse against all those who have confronted him, then everything could be ugly in a hurry.