Duva Thinks Stevenson Is Ducking Kovalev

With his latest title defense days away, WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev may have his next opponent lined up.

Kovalev, who is set to face Igor Mikhalkin on for his WBO light heavyweight championship at Theater at Madison Square Garden, and according to an interview with Boxing Scene, Kathy Duva thinks Badou Jack may be next.

“I don’t think it should be a non-starter with Badou Jack,” said Main Events CEO Kathy Duva, who promotes Kovalev, to BoxingScene.com.

Jack is set to battle Adonis Stevenson for his WBC championship on May 19th, and Duva believes Stevenson doesn’t want to fight her client, while Jack may be on board.


“I don’t see why it would be. As far as Stevenson is concerned my belief if he just doesn’t want to fight Sergey. I don’t think it has anything to do with network alliances. That’s a load of crap, I call BS on that because the fact is he had gone a period of close to three years without fighting on Showtime. I mean, that’s not the problem.”


“We wish Jack all the best, he gets that WBC title and becomes the linear champion, I believe he will have an obligation to fight Oleksandr Gvozdyk next.

“But we would certainly be very willing to talk to them about perhaps doing a unification first and fighting Sergey.”


Original Story: Boxing Scene

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