Sergey Kovalev is a certified badass, a terminator type with pop in both hands, and the possessor of a sincere desire to separate his foe's head from his shoulders every minute of every round.
Getting opponents for him in the last year or so is getting harder, but Main Events has managed to get someone to sign on the dotted line to fight the 24-0-1 (22 KOs; age 31) Russian, on August 2, at Revel in Atlantic City.
Aussie lefty Blake Caparello (19-0, with 6 KOs; age 27), promoted by Lou DiBella, has been chomping at the bit to get this opportunity, and it has been granted.
HBO will televise this scrap, as part of a tripleheader, on a "Boxing After Dark." Two of the BAD fights will unfold in las Vegas.
Promoter DiBella told TSS that he thinks his kid has many traits which could prove troubling for the slugger. "It's a tough fight, he took it for very low money, but he's wanted this fight since before I signed him," DiBella said.
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