By Igor Frank
Light heavyweight kingpin, Sergey Kovalev doesn’t have a way with words and it is not because English is his second language. He would just rather act than talk. What Sergey does have a way with are his fists. Aside from having a solid skill set Kovalev just doesn’t hold back when he is inside the squared circle. And he doesn’t hold back when asked a question like what about unification bout with Adonis Stevenson?
“He is a piece of shit, “said Kovalev during Wednesday morning international media telephone conference call.
What about a rematch with his latest victim Jean Pascal?
“I want to kick his ass again and much, much bigger this time,” replied Kovalev, 32:” If it will happen rematch, he will sleep in four rounds because he is a piece of shit."
The good news is that Kovalev will probably fight undefeated super middleweight king, Andre Ward sometime next year.
"We have been talking to Andre Ward's people all week,” confirmed Sergey’s promoter, Kathy Duva:” We all agree the fight is going to happen; it is just a matter of when. That fight should happen by the end of next year. Sergey wants to fight the best. The best fighting the best is what people want to see. We want to complete that deal in the foreseeable future."
What people want to see is a brutal knock out, which will most likely be the outcome on July 25th, 2015 when Sergey ”Krusher” Kovalev(27-0-1,24KO’S) will step inside the ring to defend his titles against a mandatory challenger from France, Nadjib Mohammedi(37-3,23KO’S). HBO will televise this clash live from Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.
Kovalev is a huge betting favorite and you would be hard pressed to find an expert that would give the challenger any chance not just to win, but to be able to go full twelve rounds in this contest. So why would fans want to endure summer heat in Las Vegas to see this bout?
"It is the same thing that makes fans wants to watch Mike Tyson or Gennady Golovkin,” said promoter Kathy Duva:” Fans want to see knockouts. This is a blood sport. Sergey brings all of that. Sergey is a bad, bad man. He's got that edge and that danger to him. My barometer has always been when I get excited myself to watch a fighter after the thousands of fights I have seen. I still get excited when Sergey fights.”
Indeed,” Krusher” is a bad man. I think that squared circle is his true salvation. It wasn’t that long ago when he fought on club shows for peanuts. So he is very grateful to be where he is at andhHe is not going to overlook any opponent.
“I have three titles and I have the opportunity to defend it against Mohammedi,’ said Kovalev: “He deserves this fight. He is #1. He is very motivated. When a boxer is motivated or any man is motivated it makes him very dangerous."
Thirty two year old bad-ass from Russia has just resigned a lucrative contract with HBO. With a new born son, a welcome addition to his family that recently moved to Los Angeles, Sergey has extra added pressure to look impressive against Mohammedi on July 25th.
“I can say that I will kick his ass,” assured Kovalev.
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