Roy Jones: “Kovalev Is Done”
HBO analyst Roy Jones Jr. thinks that after his knockout loss to Eleider Alvarez, that former light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev “is done.”
“Like I said early in the fight, I didn’t like how Kovalev was looking [with his facial and physical reactions]. Those jabs [from Alvarez], when that were throwing off [Kovalev’s] timing and putting him off-balance with the jabs. Those types of things let me know something about a fighter. When I see that, I don’t like it,” Jones said.
“Alvarez has been waiting in the wings for over five years now. He knew it was his time. And what we wanted to see is if the fire fizzled out [from Alvarez waiting too long] or did he still have the fire. If he still had the fire, could he withstand the early onslaught [from Kovalev]. We knew that if he could weather the storm, he could get Kovalev.”
When asked if Kovalev should retire the loss to Alvarez, Jones replied – “Yes, I think Sergey Kovalev is pretty much done at 35.”