Sergey Kovalev

Discussion in 'Boxing' started by Charles Martel, Jul 29, 2011.

  1. white is right

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    Yes Kellerman still has his Ward fetish and seemed to be calling Ward vs Kovalev III.

    I downloaded a replay of the fight and saw the ko again and Kovalev made the classic mistake of moving in straight lines and moved into an extended right hand that all but ended the fight. The HBO crew were howling that the fight should have been stopped after the second knockdown but if I was Kovalev I would have rather tasted canvas for the third time and know I was vanquished, than having doubts in my mind about a possible quick stoppage in a championship fight.
     
  2. limitless

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    Kovalev/Alvarez had a rematch clause. If Sergey wants it, he can have a return with Alvarez.
     
  3. Westside

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    Based on the kind of KO Kovalev suffered I say 60 / 40 he takes it. That kind of KO really causes a fighter's punch resistance to be lowered. Obviously, a dangerous fight for him to take.
     
  4. The Hock

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    What the hell. Take another crack at him. Kovalev was winning the fight.
     
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    I don't think there is any reason for Kovalev to fight on. He made history and was an excellent fighter for many years. His loss to Alvarez is his only true loss in my, and many others, opinion. Alvarez doesn't bring anything amazing to the table and his tenure at the top likely won't be a long one. I think this fight was less about Alvarez being that good, and more about Kovalev just not being as game as he used to be. I suppose only the fighter truly knows if the fight is still in them or not. I just don't want to see Kovalev become a gate keeper type who starts getting knocked out regularly.
     
  7. limitless

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    No one in that division will go anywhere near Beterbiev.
     
  8. Westside

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    after thinking about this for a couple of days I agree with the Hock, F it, go for the rematch. If his corner sees that he does not have it anymore, throw in the towel. The plus its a payday and his last fight or he wins and his career continues.
     
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