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- Feb 16, 2006
Kovalev is fighting the younger Pulev, Tervel in a cruiserweight fight. He weighed in at 196 pounds and change and looks filled out he said he was dying to make 175 in the last few years he fought at the weight and could explain how he fell apart against Alvarez and maybe even the second Ward fight(low blows were part of the story too).Kovalev coming back? On Saturday.
Kubrat is on the under card and he is fighting Jerry Forrest and that on paper seems to be the better fight. This card also has more sons of former champions as Fernando Vargas Jr and Evan Holyfield are on the card against I presume cannon fodder opponents.
Brian Castano has his return bout against Jermell Charlo and the winner will be the undisputed 154 pound champion. In their first bout we had a typical PBC draw when the house fighter(Charlo) probably lost the fight with non biased judging. Hopefully Castano has real neutral judging and if he shades Charlo again is given the decision.
Gilberto Ramirez fights in a WBA eliminator against Dominic Boesel. I never considered Ramirez White but since he shaved off his mutton chop beard and probably trained out of the Mexican sun he looks White to me and is definitely White by Latino standards. Ramirez is the clear house fighter but Boesel has mixed it up at the world level before and is a former WBA regular champion so he is capable of pulling off the upset. https://fightnews.com/ramirez-boesel-make-weight/132033
PS, the first result of the day and Martin Bakole battered the hyped Tony Yoka and boxed his way to a clear victory but once again corrupt judging made the fight closer than at appeared.
Yoka was supposed to fight Hrgovic in an eliminator judging off this performance if he didn't land first Yoka would be easily pacified by Hrgovic as Yoka was repeatedly told by his corner he needed rounds and he was content to survive.