Kovalev Makes Jack-Stevenson Prediction
While Sergey Kovalev prepares for his return to the ring on August 4th, when he defends his WBO title against Eleider Alvarez, he has his eye on May 19th’s showdown between Adonis Stevenson and Badou Jack for the WBC light heavyweight title.
“Of course I will watch this fight,” said Kovalev this past Saturday where the formal announcement was made for his August return in Atlantic City.
“Yes, I will watch this fight because it’s my division and who will win. It will be interesting.”
When asked by Boxing Scene for a favorite in the Toronto title fight, Kovalev answered – “I will be rooting for Badou Jack because I think he will have the most desire in the fight.”
Kovalev also confirmed that a Jack victory would lead to an easier shot at a unification bout.
“Yes, that’s a reason too,” said the reigning WBO titlist, with a chuckle. “Maybe in the future it will be much easier to make a fight with him.”
Kovalev’s promoter Kathy Duva pointed out that both Alvarez and Stevenson are represented by the same company – GYM – which is led by promoter Yvon Michel, and that the issue is not one of representation.
”We were able to put this deal together as quickly as we did, easily as we did. We worked together and proved that the obstacle is not him, not me. It’s the fighter (Stevenson) who doesn’t want to get in the ring,” Duva said.
Original Story: Boxing Scene