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“Krusher” Kovalev dominates “The Alien”

“Krusher” Kovalev dominates “The Alien”

BY James Bell

@JBeezy42003

The scene at Boardwalk Hall was at a high when the light-heavyweight matchup was approaching, maybe a bit too high for a few people as there was a fight in the stands before Sergei Kovalev and Bernard Hopkins walked to the ring. The crowd was mainly pulling for Hopkins, as this weekend fell before Veteran’s Day and a few representatives from the Armed Forces were present to see this fight. However, Kovalev was more than ready for this, and it showed early.

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Kovalev used his reach and his power in the first round, and was able to score a knockdown against B-Hop to get a 10-8 lead on the scorecards. During the next few rounds of the fight, Kovalev stalked Hopkins around the ring, but was not too aggressive as he was looking for Hopkins to counter with his right hand. His corner knew that Bernard wanted to lure him into letting his guard down and score a big right and see if it would affect Kovalev to do other things, but he stayed patient and kept a good distance from “The Alien” so he would not be in too much trouble. With chants of “B-Hop” flowing through Boardwalk Hall as the rounds went on, the crowd was looking to see if the 49 year old had something up his sleeve to pull off an upset, but he could not do anything against the young Russian.

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By the end of 12 rounds, the scorecards summarized the obvious: shutout win for Kovalev. He now has two of the three major championships in the light-heavyweight division, and looks to be moving up in weight as there is no inclination that he will be able to fight the other person that holds a major belt – Adonis Stevenson. As for Hopkins, we are not sure if this was his last fight or not, but if it is, I am sure that I speak for many when I say that we are glad to see one of the best fighters in the sport do it for as long as he did.

 

 

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