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Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev Media Conference Call Quotes

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Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev – WBO, WBA and IBF Light Heavyweight World Champion “Hello everyone thank you so much for everything. I already changed diapers. I already lost track of how many diapers, maybe 15 or so. It is easy because I have experience with my nephews. My older sister has two babies so I have done this a lot. Beating ... Read More »

A Collective Face: Fighter of the Year is the current generation from the old Soviet bloc

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By Norm Frauenheim- Sergey Kovalev’s victory over Bernard Hopkins was one thing. His dominance was something else. After awhile, the benefit of hindsight will make Kovalev’s win look predictable. Nobody ever whips the clock, although Hopkins did it longer than anyone ever has. The shutout on the scorecards, however, was a stunning testament to a Kovalev skill set that had ... Read More »

Main Events Inks Promotional Deal with Mandatory IBF Light Heavyweight Contender Nadjib “Irondjib” Mohammedi

Totowa, NJ:Main Events continues to add to an already impressive light heavyweight stable with the signing of Nadjib Mohammedi, the 29-year old from Gardanne, Bouches-du-Rhône, France who earned the #1 position in the IBF earlier this year with his seventh round knockout of Anatoliy “The Gladiator” Dudchenko in his US debut. Mohammedi was announced as the mandatory challenger for IBF ... Read More »

BROOKLYN’S SADAM ALI RETURNS HOME TO HONOR MILITARY VETERANS FOLLOWING CAREER-BEST PERFORMANCE

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NEW YORK (Nov. 10, 2014) – Undefeated welterweight and newly crowned WBO Intercontinental Welterweight Champion Sadam “World Kid” Ali made a statement Saturday night with a remarkable ninth-round technical knockout victory over Argentine slugger Luis Carlos Abregu. Ali, a hot prospect in the welterweight division, may have broken into the boxing mainstream Saturday night with his dominating performance as the ... Read More »

Kovalev-Hopkins: The fight of 2014

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By Bart Barry- The most unexpected thing shared by guys who hit hardest is rarely how hard they hit or the speed of their attack. No, what surprises most about those guys is the nimbleness with which they take a backwards step the first three or four times you try to attack and smother them, their balletic willingness to move ... Read More »

Kovalev decisions Hopkins to unify Light Heavyweight titles

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ATLANTIC CITY–Sergey Kovalev scored a 12-round unanimous decision to retain the WBO and capture the IBF and WBA Light Heavyweight championship at Boardwalk Hall. It started well for Kovalev as he landed a lead right that dropped Hopkins in the first round. In round three Hopkins laned a double forearm that sent Kovalev to the canvas. Hopkins briefly got into ... Read More »

HOPKINS: ‘I DON’T BELONG ON THE POUND-FOR-POUND LIST!’ SAYS BOXING LEGEND ON EVE OF KOVALEV MEGAFIGHT LIVE ON BOXNATION

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LONDON (Nov 7) – The world’s oldest ever world champion Bernard Hopkins believes that he has no place on boxing’s pound-for-pound list. The current WBA and IBF light-heavyweight world champion is gearing up to face hard-hitting Sergey Kovalev this Saturday night on BoxNation in an edge of the seat unification clash, which will also see the Russian’s WBO belt up ... Read More »

Encounter of Another Kind: Hopkins’ many lives get a defining challenge in Kovalev

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By Norm Frauenheim- Bernard Hopkins’ life as street thug, ex-con, Congressional witness, peace-maker, fighter, promoter, pundit, provocateur, butcher, baker and candlestick maker includes different nicknames, a couple of masks and roles only he knows are still within him. “I’m not human,” Hopkins said in a recent conference call. But he is. There’s an endless array of humanity jammed into that ... Read More »

BERNARD HOPKINS & SERGEY KOVALEV FINAL PRESS CONFERENCE QUOTES

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BERNARD HOPKINS, IBF & WBA Light Heavyweight World Champion “When I hear or read or get asked a question like, ‘you didn’t have to take this fight, you could have taken a different fight,’ I think, have you paid attention to my career? “This isn’t about being an athlete, a boxer or whatever it is. This is something separate. Me ... Read More »

FIGHTING HOPKINS A CHILDHOOD DREAM FOR PROUD NEW DAD KOVALEV WHO VOWS TO ‘KICK ASS’ IN WORLD TITLE UNIFICATION CLASH LIVE ON BOXNATION

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LONDON (Nov 6) – Proud new dad Sergey Kovalev isn’t in the mood for any niceties after vowing to ‘kick ass’ when he faces Bernard Hopkins this weekend. The pair clash in what is one of the most eagerly anticipated fights of the year, with both men putting their world titles on the line when they lock horns in an ... Read More »

Bernard Hopkins: Too Great for a Single Era

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PHILADELPHIA (Nov. 5) – When 49-year old WBA and IBF Light Heavyweight World Champion Bernard “The Alien” Hopkins (55-6-2, 32 KOs) faces 31-year old WBO Light Heavyweight Champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (25-0-1, 23 KOs) in a unification battle on Saturday, November 8 in Atlantic City, he will bring more than a pair of gloved fists. Hopkins brings almost 30 years ... Read More »

Hopkins vs. Kovalev happens Saturday Night on HBO

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HBO Sports presents the fall’s most-anticipated boxing event when WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING: BERNARD HOPKINS VS. SERGEY KOVALEV AND SADAM ALI VS. LUIS CARLOS ABREGU is seen SATURDAY, NOV. 8 at 10:45 p.m. (live ET/tape-delayed PT) from historic Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, exclusively on HBO. The HBO Sports team will be ringside for the event, which will be available in ... Read More »

‘OLD SCHOOL’ HOPKINS INSISTS HE ONLY WANTS TO FIGHT THE BEST AS HE TAKES ON THE FORMIDABLE KOVALEV IN HISTORIC WORLD TITLE UNIFICATION CLASH LIVE ON BOXNATION

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LONDON (5 Nov) – Boxing legend Bernard Hopkins insists the reason he chose to fight feared knockout artist Sergey Kovalev is because he only wants to take on the very best. The reigning WBA and IBF light-heavyweight world champion faces the Russian ace and current WBO champion Kovalev in a mouth-watering unification clash this weekend, live and exclusive on BoxNation. ... Read More »

BERNARD HOPKINS AND SERGEY KOVALEV HAVE STATED THEIR INTENTIONS AND ARE READY FOR BATTLE AS “ALIEN VS. KRUSHER” FIGHT WEEK ARRIVES

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ATLANTIC CITY (November 5, 2014) – Months of grueling training and countless hours of preparation have led to arguably the most anticipated fight of 2014 featuring Bernard “The Alien” Hopkins taking on Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev. This Saturday, Nov. 8 fight fans will finally get a chance to see what all the talk is about when the light heavyweight champions meet ... Read More »

BERNARD HOPKINS, SERGEY KOVALEV & SADAM ALI BROOKLYN MEDIA WORKOUT QUOTE

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BERNARD HOPKINS, IBF & WBA Light Heavyweight World Champion “There are so many things I’ve done that the world of boxing has witnessed. It’s going to be difficult for the boxing people to pick one of my performances as the best. “I’ve done so many unpredictable things and so profoundly. Even the people who want to go against me, are ... Read More »

BERNARD HOPKINS AND SERGEY KOVALEV HAVE STATED THEIR INTENTIONS AND ARE READY FOR BATTLE AS “ALIEN VS. KRUSHER” FIGHT WEEK ARRIVES

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ATLANTIC CITY (November 3, 2014) – Months of grueling training and countless hours of preparation have led to arguably the most anticipated fight of 2014 featuring Bernard “The Alien” Hopkins taking on Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev. This Saturday, Nov. 8 fight fans will finally get a chance to see what all the talk is about when the light heavyweight champions meet ... Read More »

Undefeated lightweight prospect Ryan “Blue Chip” Martin Fighting Saturday night under brighter lights

NEW YORK (Nov. 3, 2014) – Undefeated lightweight prospect Ryan “Blue Chip” Martin (8-0, 4 KOs) will be fighting under much brighter lights this Saturday night in a non-televised fight on HBO World Championship Boxing, featuring the world light heavyweight unification headliner between living legend Bernard Hopkins and Russian knockout special, at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. Martin, a 12-time ... Read More »

Mental alignment, Bernard Hopkins and Sergey Kovalev

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By Bart Barry– SAN MARCOS, Texas – Three miles southwest of Texas State University is a mostly waterless stretch of terrain called Purgatory Creek Natural Area, a verdant place complete with trails named after Dante, Ripheus, Ovid and Beatrice, for those with an Italian literary bent. Saturday at Boardwalk Hall in the American purgatory of Atlantic City, light heavyweight Bernard ... Read More »

SADAM ALI AND LUIS CARLOS ABREGU TRAINING CAMP UPDATE

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ATLANTIC CITY (Oct. 31) – As we inch closer to the epic “Alien vs. Krusher: Hopkins vs. Kovalev” fight night in Atlantic City, welterweight contenders Sadam “World Kid” Ali and Luis Carlos “Potro” Abregu are preparing hard for their co-featured fight on Saturday, November 8 live on HBO World Championship Boxing. Both Ali and Abregu offered insight into how their ... Read More »

Remember remember the fists of November! BoxNation leads the way with spectacular lineup of fights

LONDON (Oct 31) – A knockout November is set to take place on BoxNation, with the world’s number one boxing channel to feature an incredible five world title fights including names such as Manny Pacquiao, Bernard Hopkins, Dereck Chisora, Tyson Fury and many more, all for only £12. Unlike rival networks, ‘The Channel of Champions’, has not only stacked its ... Read More »

Sergey Kovalev Deerfield Beach Media Workout Quotes

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Deerfield Beach, FL (Oct. 30, 2014) – Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev opened up his camp to the media today in preparation for his Nov. 8 light heavyweight unification bout with Bernard “The Alien” Hopkins at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ and live on HBO World Championship Boxing®. Question: How do you study Hopkins? Sergey Kovalev: “I don’t study anybody. It ... Read More »

TWO MONTHS SHY OF HIS 50TH BIRTHDAY – BERNARD HOPKINS ATTEMPTS TO UNIFY AGAIN

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PHILADELPHIA (October 30) – Bernard “The Alien” Hopkins (55-6-2, 32 KOs) isn’t the first elder statesman of the sweet science to hold the light heavyweight crown. With a win on Saturday, November 8 against WBO Champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (25-0-1, 23 KOs at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City live on HBO World Championship Boxing®, Hopkins would be just one belt ... Read More »

BERNARD HOPKINS PHILADELPHIA MEDIA WORKOUT QUOTES

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PHILADELPHIA (Oct. 28, 2014) – With just a little over a week until fight night, Bernard “The Alien” Hopkins worked out in front of a packed media contingent that traveled from far and wide to see the 49-year-old ageless light heavyweight champion train for his Saturday, Nov. 8 light unification bout against Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic ... Read More »

TOP CONTENDERS NADJIB MOHAMMEDI AND VYACHESLAV GLAZKOV HEAD UP STACKED NON-TELEVISED UNDERCARD FOR “HOPKINS VS. KOVALEV” ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 8

ATLANTIC CITY (October 24, 2014) – History will be made once again on Saturday, November 8 when the ageless wonder Bernard “The Alien” Hopkins attempts to unify the light heavyweight world title against Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. But before the HBO World Championship Boxing telecast, an array of top contenders and prospects from around the ... Read More »

BERNARD HOPKINS AND SERGEY KOVALEV MEDIA CONFERENCE CALL TRANSCRIPT

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Kelly Swanson Thank you, everybody, for joining us today. We’re very excited about this wonderful unification bout in the light heavyweight division between Bernard Hopkins and Sergey Kovalev. Today on the phone we will have Bernard Hopkins, Sergey Kovalev, his manager, Egis Klimas, Oscar De La Hoya, President and Founder of Golden Boy Promotions and Kathy Duva, CEO of Main ... Read More »

BERNARD HOPKINS CONTINUES CHAMPIONSHIP REIGN WHILE CONTEMPORARIES WATCH FROM RETIREMENT

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PHILADELPHIA (October 23, 2014) – There is one thing that virtually every professional athlete born in 1965 has in common – retirement from professional sports. The only exception is current IBF and WBA Light Heavyweight World Champion Bernard “The Alien” Hopkins. On November 8, just two months shy of his 50th birthday, Hopkins will defend his titles against WBO Light ... Read More »