Sergey Kovalev is the defending WBA world light heavyweight champion and is yet to taste the sting of defeat. Bernard Hopkins also sports championship belts which makes for a phenomenal unification bout showdown! Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev will face Bernard “The Alien” Hopkins for the WBA / IBF / WBO World Light Heavyweight Championship on Saturday, November 8 at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA. Kovalev opened as a -260 favorite with the Boxing odds while Hopkins opened as a +200 dog.
Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev
The 31 year old Sergey Kovalev stands at six feet tall with a reach of 72 and one half inches and fights from an orthodox stance. Kovalev is a native of Russia and now resides in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA. Kovalev is the top ranked Russian light heavyweight and is ranked second in the world. Kovalev has a career record of 25 wins, no losses, and one draw. Out of Kovalev’s 25 career wins a total of 23 have come by knockout. Kovalev is coming off a second round technical knockout win over Blake Caparello on August 2, 2014 for the WBA world light heavyweight title in a bout that took place at the Revel Resort in Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA and was scheduled for 12 rounds.
Bernard “The Alien” Hopkins
The 49 year old Bernard Hopkins stands at six feet one inch tall and has a reach of 75 inches and fights from an orthodox stance. Hopkins is a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA and now resides in Hockessin, Delaware, USA. Hopkins is the top ranked light heavyweight in the USA and is ranked fourth in the world. Hopkins has a career record of 55 wins, 6 losses, and 2 draws. Out of his 55 career wins Hopkins has a total of 32 that have come by knockout. Hopkins has never suffered a knockout loss. Hopkins is coming off a 12 round split decision win over Beibut Shumenov that took place on April 19, 2014 for the WBA, IBF, and IBA light heavyweight titles.
This is a dream bout that will draw considerable attention and betting action. We like Kovalev to sweep the belts and take this bout!