Fury Stops Chisora in 10; Saunders sneaks past Eubank Jr!

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Story by:  Robert Uzzell

In what turned out to be a one-sided matchup, Tyson Fury (23-0, 17 KOs) stopped Dereck Chisora (20-5, 13 KOs) in the 10th round in a WBO heavyweight eliminator bout at the ExCel Arena in London, UK.

Chisora didn’t seem to have anything near what he had when these two fought in 2011.  Considering he was grossly overweight back then, that’s not saying a whole lot.  However, I don’t think it would’ve mattered tonight as Fury dominated the fight with his jab. Chisora performed about as worse as you could imagine tonight.

Prior to the stoppage, Chisora began to bleed under his right eye and from his nose. I think it may be possible that Chisora left something in the gym for this fight. Overtrained maybe?  I say it’s very possible

Fury dominated from from the start and won every round of the rematch. I can’t say that Wladimir Klitschko will lose sleep after watching this one. As a matter of fact, the good doctor may have discovered a cure for insomnia.

In a special grudge match, European middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders (21-0, 11 KOs) beat Chris Eubank Jr (18-1, 13 KOs) by 12 round split decision. Scores were 115-114 and 115-113 for Saunders, and 116-113 for Eubank Jr.

Eubank Jr spotted Saunders the first four or so rounds, but rallied hard to take over the fight from the sixth round, as he was the more agressive fighter and landed more often than Saunders. Saunders got away with excessive holding during the final stretch of the fight. I didn’t know if I was watching Saunders, Jermain Taylor, or Wlad Klitschko.

Eubank Jr demanded a rematch and Saunders said he would oblige once he handles business with the Korobov/Lee winner.

Also on the card, former World heavyweight challenger “Fast” Eddie Chambers (41-4, 22 KOs) scored a third round TKO over Dorian Darch (8-4, 1 KO). 

Welterweight Frankie Gavin (21-1, 13 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten Bradley Skeete (18-1, 7 KOs). Scores were 116-112, 116-113, 116-113.

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Mares, Charlo, Spence, Victor Ortiz added to Khan/Alexander Card!

Press Release: Prior to the December 13th edition of Showtime Championship Boxing, Showtime Extreme will air live action beginning at 7 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast). Junior middleweight Jermell “Iron Man” Charlo (24-0, 11 KOs) is matched against Mario Alberto Lozano (28-5, 20 KOs) in a ten rounder and undefeated 2012 United States Olympian Errol Spence Jr. (14-0, 11 KOs) takes on “Mighty” Mike Arnaoutis (24-10-1, 11 KOs) of Greece in an eight-round junior middleweight contest. Also featured will be the return of former welterweight champion “Vicious” Victor Ortiz (29-5-2, 22 KOs) against Denver’s Manuel Perez (21-10-1, 4 KOs).

Rounding out the non-televised card, in an eight-round cruiserweight bout featuring Beibut Shumenov (14-2, 9 KOs) versus Robert Thomas Jr. (14-2-1, 9 KOs) and Tokyo’s Yoshihiro Kamegai (24-2-1, 21 KOs) will face off against San Jose’s Oscar Godoy (13-3, 6 KOs) in an eight-round junior middleweight showdown.

Tickets for the live event can be charged by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available at http://www.mgmgrand.com or http://www.ticketmaster.com.

Facing off against Abner Mares will be Mazatlan, Mexico native Jose Ramirez, (24-3-2, 15 KOs), who can put himself in the running for a world title shot at 126 pounds with a win on Dec. 13th. A professional since 2006, the 27-year-old is 3-2 in his last five bouts, a stretch that includes a victory over veteran contender Rey Bautista. Ramirez now makes his home in Oxnard, Calif., where he’s put in an intense training camp for the biggest fight of his career.

Jermall Charlo (19-0, 15 KOs) of Houston, Texas has made his presence known in the professional game with all but four of his wins coming by way of knockout. The 24-year-old opens the Dec. 13 telecast against Lenny Bottai. His most recent win, a seventh round technical knockout over Norberto Gonzalez in September has given Charlo the drive to close out the year with a victory and head into 2015 with a world championship in his sights. Continue reading

Chocolatito wins by KO!

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AP: YOKOHAMA, Japan — Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez of Nicaragua beat Rocky Fuentes of the Philippines with a technical knockout Saturday in the first defense of his WBC flyweight title.

Gonzalez sent Fuentes to the canvas with a combination in the sixth round and the referee stopped the bout.

Gonzalez, who captured the title in September with a ninth-round TKO of Akira Yaegashi in Tokyo, improved to 41-0 with 35 knockouts. Fuentes dropped to 35-7-2 with 20 KOs.

Also, Takashi Miura of Japan beat Mexican challenger Edgar Puerta with a TKO in the sixth to retain his WBC super featherweight title. Miura improved to 28-2-2 with 21 KOs while Puerta fell to 23-5-1 with 19 KOs.

Pacquiao dominates Algieri!

Chris Farina - Top Rank

Chris Farina – Top Rank

Story by: Robert Uzzell

Macao, China – Manny Pacquiao hit Chris Algieri with everything he had and did everything except score a knockout in his dominant performance last night.

Pacquiao knocked Algieri down six times en route to a lopsided decision, with scores of 119-103 twice, and 120-102.

Afterwards Manny was asked what he wanted to do next. Does he want the Floyd Mayweather fight?

“He’s going to fight me? Yes! Yes!”, Manny said in reference to his new Foot Locker commercial shown here:

“I think it’s time to say something. I’m going to say the people deserve that fight. The fans deserve that fight. I think it’s time to make that fight happen,” stated Pacquiao.

“It’s been a long time that I want that fight, but, you know, I just didn’t want to be talking about that fight when the other camp would deny, deny; they always deny to talk about that fight, so I thought better to say nothing,” Pacquiao explained when asked why he’s being more vocal now than he’s ever been in the past when asked about the fight. “Right now, I think the fans has called for this mission to fight with him, so I think the fight it has to happen because the fans deserve that.”

It’s been a six year wait. What’s another few months to see what happens?

Stay tuned…

Weights from Macau, China

Chris Farina - Top Rank

Chris Farina – Top Rank

WBO (BOGUS) welterweight championship

Manny Pacquiao 143.8
Chris Algieri 144.4

Algieri initially came in 1/4 pound over the catchweight. He came back and made weight at 143.8.

WBO featherweight championship

Vasyl Lomachenko 126
Chonlatarn Piriyapinyo 126

WBA super lightweight championship

Jessie Vargas 140
Antonio DeMarco 139.3

WBO flyweight eliminator

Zou Shiming 112
Kwanpichit OnesongchaiGym 112

ANDRE DIRRELL ADDED TO SHOWTIME’S DEC. 19 BROADCAST

Press Release: A super middleweight bout between Andre “The Matrix” Dirrell (23-1, 16 KOs), of Flint, Mich., and Derek “The Black Lion” Edwards (27-3-1, 14 KOs), of Las Vegas, has been confirmed to air on Showtime Boxing’s special Friday edition on Dec. 19th, from Pepsi Coliseum in Quebec City. The bout will be one of four aired by Showtime that night, with the IBF #2 ranking at stake.

For the switch-hitting Dirrell, the elimination bout for the IBF’s #2 position behind #1 James DeGale and champion Carl Froch will be his fifth bout since getting injured against then-undefeated Arthur Abraham during SHowtime’s Super Six World Boxing Classic fight in March 27 2010.

Dirrell had scored a knockdown in the fourth and was comfortably ahead of the Armenian on all scorecards heading into 11th. About a minute into the round, Dirrell slipped and Abraham hit him while he was down, knocking Dirrell out cold and resulting in Abraham being disqualified. Dirrell suffered neurological issues as a result of the punch, withdrew from the tournament and was sidelined for 21 months.

Dirrell believes he is quickly approaching the peak form he exhibited when he entered the Super Six and was regarded by many as a fast-rising contender. Dirrell has won his last five fights, three by stoppage.

“I’m excited to be back on the fast track and I’m ready to show that this is definitely where I belong,” Dirrell said. “It takes time to move back to the top, but I like to improve myself each time I step into the gym. I almost feel like I’ve been overworking myself in the gym to prove that I’m back.

“But I feel like I’m there and ready for a title shot. And, when the time comes to prove that I’m ready, I won’t leave any doubt.’’

A 2004 U.S. Olympic bronze medalist and the older brother of WBC super middleweight titlist Anthony Dirrell, Andre scored a second-round TKO in his return to the ring on Dec. 30, 2011, but didn’t fight again until February 2013. He’s been victorious in both his fights in 2014, winning his last via fourth-round TKO over Nick Brinson on Oct. 8th.

After blasting out Vladine Biosse two starts ago, the 31-year-old Dirrell called out IBF Champ Froch, who dealt Dirrell his lone loss via a split-decision in his native England in the first Super Six fight for both fighters on Oct. 17, 2009.

“I know I won that fight against Froch,” Dirrell said. “I think everyone knows I won that fight. He’s the one opponent I want and the fact that he’s a world champion again is just icing on the cake. I don’t think I’ve ever been defeated and I want that title shot. Hopefully he doesn’t retire because I know the world wants to see that rematch.

“I want to fight the best at 168. I want to unify the division, but if my brother does that first then I will move up to 175. I have a lot of work to do in a little amount of time – I want to fight for about five more years – and if Anthony runs me out at 168 then I’ll go up to 175.”

Before Dirrell gets his shot at a title he must first defeat a power-punching opponent who has a knack for upsets.

“This guy may have power, but power-punchers are the best opponents for pure boxers, for slick guys like me,” Dirrell said. “That’s when I’m at my best. I’m not even looking at his power – his will and determination in the fight will be more important than his power.

“I know he’s going to be at his best when he steps in the ring on Dec. 19. He’s been in some tough fights, but I don’t think we’ve seen the best from him yet. I’m not worried about anything but getting the job done and I know I will when the time comes.”

Edwards, who once fought light heavyweight kingpin Adonis Stevenson when he was campaigning at 168 pounds, is coming off perhaps the most unlikely result of the year, a stunning 1:01, first-round knockout of previously-unbeaten, top-five ranked Badou Jack on ShoBox: The New Generation last Feb. 28th.

A longshot going in, Edwards twice dropped Jack, the first coming with an overhand short right 32 seconds into the match. Moments later, Edwards registered another knockdown from a right followed by a glancing left hook. Jack stumbled to his feet but the referee had seen enough and waved off the bout. Continue reading

Pacquiao Considers Khan, Says Mayweather Running Scared

Story by: Gareth A Davies

In an exclusive interview with Telegraph Sport fighter sets up tantalising prospect of a fight in Britain and says American has forgotten his ‘spiritual nourishment’

Manny Pacquiao says he “feels pity” for arch rival Floyd Mayweather and is resigned to the fact that the fight the world has been waiting for will not happen. But he has given Britain the hope of seeing him fight in this country against Amir Khan.

The Floyd Mayweather Question remains on everyone’s lips when Pacquiao is around as the world waits to see whether the two most decorated prize fighters of this generation will ever meet in ring in what could be the biggest grossing fight of all time, estimated at being worth $250 million US dollars. Continue reading

Klitschko stops Pulev in 5!

By: Chip Mitchell

Wladimir Klitschko KO 5 Kubrat Pulev

Heavyweight World Champion Wladimir Klitschko Defended his title earlier this evening with a fifth round knockout over the previously undefeated Kubrat Pulev at 02 World Arena in Hamburg, Germany.

Klitschko (63-3, 53 KOs) dropped Pulev (20-1, 11 KOs) with a big left hook in the first round. Pulev beat the count, but was on unsteady legs and was immediately dropped by a Klitschko right hand.

Round two was uneventful and consisted of Wlad clutching every time Pulev got close. Pulev resorted to rabbit punching and Klitschko joined him for the most part.

Klitschko dropped and hurt Pulev again in the third. Pulev weathered the storm and came back with a decent fourth round effort.

Klitschko was hit hard in the fifth by a left right combination by Pulev. As Pulev closed in, Klitschko threw a solid left hook that ended Pulev’s night. Referee Tony Weeks began a count, but shortly waved the fight as he realized Pulev couldn’t continue.

With the win, Klitschko reaches his 17th title defense in a row. Larry Holmes did it 20 times and Joe Louis holds the record with 25 successful defenses in a row.

Next up could be the winner of the Bermane Stiverne/Deontay Wilder title bout which should take place in early 2015.

Chris Algieri Conference Call Transcript…

We bring you Chris Algieri today live from his training camp at the Venetian Las Vegas and joining him today is his trainer Tim Lane and his promoter Joe DeGuardia. Chris Algieri is the undefeated champion and the only world champion representing New York right now and a renaissance man by any definition.. After sparring session on Wednesday, he will depart for Macau that evening. To tell us more about Chris and the promotion, here is Hall of Fame Promoter Bob Arum.

BOB ARUM: What do you mean he is the only champion that New York has? The Jets just beat the Steelers over the weekend! I’m glad to be on this call and we are all getting ready to go across the world to Macau and our hosts, The Venetian. Everybody is really looking forward to this event. It is building up tremendously. All of these great fighters leaving who will be participating on the card and we are thrilled to have Chris Algieri with us today because he has really stirred the pot. People are paying tremendous attention to this fight and I think everyone should watch “Under the Lights” this weekend on HBO because it is a true analysis of the fight. Tim Bradley did a great job with Virgil Hunter analyzing the fight so without further ado, I know Tim Lane is here and Joe DeGuardia, but I would like to now turn the call over to Chris Algieri.

CHRIS ALGIERI: Thank you, Bob. I am glad to be here and it’s great to be involved with this promotion and have the opportunity for this fight.

Before we get started I would just like to take a moment to pay tribute to the real warriors that are out there on this Veterans Day and give them the honor and tribute that they deserve for going above and beyond in fighting for our country and our freedom.

With that being said, I am happy to be here and training camp has gone fantastic and it has been a tremendous lead-up going into fight week and Team Algieri is very excited about our trip to Macau. All of our work is done here and now we are ready to travel across the world and shock the world.

TIM LANE: Thanks to everyone for joining in and thanks to Top Rank and Star Boxing for allowing us to be in a show like this. Training has been wonderful. Chris is in shape. He is mentally and physically ready to go and we are ready for our road trip.

JOE DeGUARDIA: It is a pleasure to be on this call. So much has been said about Chris already. He has been a great ambassador for the sport. I am proud of our relationship and it has been a great promotion going from Stony Brook to Wall Street to Shangahi and Macau. It’s going to be a great fight and we are looking forward to taking on Manny Pacquiao on November 22nd. .

BOB ARUM: You forgot to mention Joe that because we stopped at AT&T Park in San Francisco a lot of people are crediting Manny and Chris for bringing good luck to the San Francisco Giants, who went from Wild Card to World Champions.

How is Chris handling the pressure?

IM LANE: Chris has been handling the pressure like there is no pressure. There is a lot of relaxation and meditation and ice baths after workouts. This is the Chris Algieri Show, like I said before, this is what he had visualized for years and now he has the situation the way he has always dreamt about having it. This is a dream come true so there is no pressure. There is great energy and Chris is feeding off all of it and he is stronger than ever.

Is Medical School still in your future?

CHRIS ALGIERI: Medical School is the next step in my career. There is no doubt about that. My mind is still hungry and I want to continue my education. But that is on hold right now. Now I am focusing full time on my boxing career. We are at the elite level right now and it takes 100% focus.

Where do you wish to go to Medical School?

CHRIS ALGIERI: I had always planned to go to a New York institution because I love New York and had a great experience in college back on Long Island. Stony Brook is my Alma Mater from undergrad and they have a fantastic, competitive medical school and that would be a great place to look into. But there are other great schools in New York and we’ll see what’s available when the time comes. In terms of what I want to study, I have a lot of friends that have gone through the process and often times you don’t know what your expertise will be until you go through your rotations to experience it first-hand. My background is health and fitness and cardiovascular interests me. A lot of the issues we are having in the country right now are directly related to a lack of good fitness and nutrition and since I have a background in that already it does make logical sense. There is also Sports Medicine, so we’ll see. There are a lot of options when it comes to medicine and health care.

Since Manny is in the Philippines and you are in the USA, how has it been for you to carry this entire promotion?

CHRIS ALGIERI: It’s been fantastic. It’s the kind of stuff that you want as a fighter coming up. I am now a champion and fighting at the elite level and you want this kind of exposure. A lot of guys say this, but when it comes they really don’t want it. I’m not that kind of guy. This stuff gets me up. My open workouts are like fight day. I’ve got a lot of pressure on me and I ride it to the top. I am enjoying my time here and my time under the microscope and I believe that has helped out whole team step up to perform that much better.

Do you feel as though you are being taken advantage of because you are here doing all of the interviews and Pacquiao is all by himself?

CHRIS ALGIERI: See, this is actually the first time I am fighting when I am not working as well. I have been a full-time boxer for this camp, so all of this other stuff I have been doing is kind of in par with stuff I have been doing anyway. I am a guy that does a million other things in addition to boxing. I have a lot of other stuff that I have been into my entire career and I have put all of that on hold now I am doing more stuff involving the actual promotion of the fight like doing interviews and making appearances. So for me I am no busier than I have ever been – I have always been a busy guy.

If Chris Algieri wins, what do you think that does for the sport?

CHRIS ALGIERI: I would hope that it would attract a more mainstream audience and have a crossover appeal – we need to get more people watching boxing. I love this sport and anything we can do to help it is great. The more attention that is drawn to any of the fighters, especially in a positive way, is good for the sport. And if it’s elevating my career, what the hell, let’s do it. Continue reading

Kovalev Dominates Hopkins!

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Story by: Chip Mitchell

All the talk about Sergey Kovalev’s limited opposition or the fact that he’s never been beyond the eighth round was put to rest at Boardwalk Hall on Saturday night. Kovalev, (26-0-1, 23 KOs) beat Bernard Hopkins, (55-7-2, 32 KOs) in dominant fashion, scoring a first round knockdown and never looking back, winning by scores of 120-107 twice and 120-106.

Kovalev came very close to stopping Hopkins in the final frame, but Hopkins weathered the storm and survived Sergey’s onslaught. In New Jersey, I’ve seen fighters in less trouble have the referee or commissioner put a halt to fights. Fortunately for Hopkins’s fans and believers in his legacy, he made it to the final bell. Fortunately for Hopkins, he didn’t endure further punishment or get caught with a money shot.

Also on the undercard, Sadam “World Kid” Ali scored an impressive ninth round TKO over former WBC titleholder Luis Carlos Abregu. Ali knocked Abregu down twice, once in the sixth round and again in the ninth.

Ali definitely passed the litmus test as many, including myself thought Abregu might be too tall an order. Hats off to the young man for putting his best effort out in the biggest fight of his young career.

With the win, Ali moves to 20-0, 13 KOs. Abregu, whose only loss coming into the fight was to Timothy Bradley, drops 36-2 (29 KOs).

What’s Next

For Sadam Ali, I like to see him rack up a few more wins and then fight a title eliminator, fight for a vacant title, or receive legitimate title shot. He needs to capitalize on his big win on Saturday, but more importantly continue to progress with follow-up victories.

For Sergey Kovalev, the answer is simple. The fans want it. The media want it. Main Events wants it. HBO and Showtime want it. Kovalev wants it. The showdown with Adonis Stevenson to become undisputed World light heavyweight champion. Problem is, I’m not so sure Stevenson wants it.

First of all, Adonis Stevenson must win his next fight on December 19. Let’s assume Adonis wins. Then there’s the HBO/Showtime dilemma. Who will air the fight if it is signed? Also, where will the fight take place? Inquiring minds want to know. Also, there’s been some chatter concerning a possible “grudge” match with fellow Canadian Jean Pascal. That would be a mega-fight at the Bell Centre in Canada and would sell out within an hour. If we go this route, I’d pull for Pascal as I feel a Kovalev unification would be a little easier to make with Jean than with Adonis. I’d recommend a stay-busy fight for Sergey if this occurs, not withstanding the Golovkin buzz which seems to be catching steam.

So a Kovalev/Stevenson fight is not quite etched in stone when you consider all of the aforementioned factors. Stay tuned…

For Hopkins, it’s simple. Fighting on that is, not necessarily the opponent. If Hopkins would’ve chosen Adonis Stevenson before Kovalev, I’d have favored Hopkins in that fight. Nevertheless, I can’t see Nard walking off without fighting at least once at age 50. It’s seems too tempting to pass up. It would solidify that nobody in our lifetime could do it at that age AND at the high level he’s doing it at. He already holds the record. Strange thing about that number 50 though. It’s also a number that will tempt another fighter (Floyd Mayweather, Jr) if he wins his next two fights.

Also, let’s assume Stevenson fights Pascal and Pascal wins. Then let’s say Pascal can’t make the fight with Kovalev for whatever reasons. Dare I say Hopkins/Pascal III? Would Hopkins be a slight favorite to win a title at 50 or 51? Hmm…

Notables in attendance

There were a few people worth mentioning (I guess) who came out to see The Alien vs. The Krusher. Continue reading

Bernard Hopkins vs. Sergey Kovalev Predictions

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Story by: Robert Uzzell and Chip Mitchell

On Saturday night, WBA Super World light heavyweight and IBF World light heavyweight champion Bernard “The Alien” Hopkins (55-6-2, 32 KOs) squares off with WBO World light heavyweight champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (25-0-1, 23 KOs). The Old Man versus the Krusher. The Alien vs. The Predator.

This fight has intrigued so many people, whether it is boxing fans or media, casual channel flipper or crossover observer. The media seems to be split right down the middle on who wins. So many people have an opinion about this fight. Here are two more opinions for your money.

Robert Uzzell
Kovalev needs to play checkers, not chess. It always puzzles me why guys with a certain style get to the big fight with a Mayweather or a Hopkins and decide to play chess. Look, I’m a fantastic chess player. If you don’t believe it and think you are better- come see me.

How are you going to beat Bobby Fischer or even Deep Blue IBM at a game they are masters at playing? Yet, so many guys seem to try it.

Somehow, some way after a few rounds, Bernard will begin to slow the game down and turn it from checkers into chess. Bernard Hopkins took this fight for a reason. He’s the one who became aggressive when the passive Adonis Stevenson bolted to Showtime. Hopkins broke the alleged Golden Boy/Showtime mania and made the fight, which will air on HBO.

Hopkins’s problems seem to stem from guys who may be a step faster and more athletic than Kovalev. Hopkins also appears to have won the mind games that start well ahead of the actual fight. He’s in fantastic shape, and I’m not just saying that because he will be 50 years old in a few months. I mean based on pictures from his workout and from the 24/7 episode, he looks more ripped than I have ever seen.

I’m not sure Bernard Hopkins would’ve taken this fight unless he sees some major holes he can expose. Maybe it’s the lack of speed, athleticism, and punch volume that Kovalev exemplifies. Maybe it’s the thought that he’s fought and dominated a similar style in his eyes (Pavlik, with maybe a side of Antwun Echols, and a sprinkle of Trinidad). Or maybe, just maybe he believes that outside of Nathan Cleverly, Sergey Kovalev hasn’t faced anyone of note. I look at his record here http://boxrec.com/list_bouts.php?human_id=505927&cat=boxer and I don’t see anything on the level of a Hopkins (20 years ago Hopkins or today’s version). I’m going with Hopkins via clear decision.

Chip Mitchell
Bernard “The Alien” Hopkins seems to only be worried about one thing in life and will probably only worry about that same thing for the rest of his life: R-E-S-P-E-C-T. Just a little bit. He feels that after he beats Kovalev, everyone will then say “Kovalev was never dangerous.” Just can’t win, huh ‘Heads’?

While I do agree that Kovalev should stay in his lane and play checkers, he should do it with the idea of “jumping his opponent” and not looking to be “Kinged” right away. In other words, play checkers, but don’t try to win the game with one big move. Sergey hasn’t fought beyond 8 rounds in his career (a split decision win over Darnell Boone). Hopkins has gone past 8 rounds over 30 times in his career. Kovalev needs to punch, no matter if it’s elbows, shoulders, or whatever. Don’t headhunt and try to get “crowned” with one big shot.

I’ve got two ways of thinking in this fight. One has to do with Kovalev being lethargic for reasons I won’t share at this time. The other has more to do with Kovalev’s stamina and Hopkins’s Father. The way I see it, I think Sergey will use the aforementioned “smart” checkers mentality and not go for the big KO with every punch. He will outwork Bernard. It won’t be easy as Bernard will tie him up, hit him in the jewels, and use every tactic that-a 49-year-old- man-who-has-forgotten-more-than-Kovalev-will-ever learn-can-think-of-using.

After a precarious beginning, I think Sergey will land a hard punch that tells his psychological that “it’s alright now, I have him hurt and he’s FORTHY NINE AND A HALF YEARS OLD AND NOT AN ALIEN.” Once that happens, he will put Bernard on the defensive and win a decision. Give me Kovalev by decision.