Kovalev Excited To Disappoint Canelo Fans
While Canelo Alvarez continues to be the odds on favorite to win the WBO light heavyweight title on November 2nd, Sergey Kovalev feels he and his team are ready for anything.
“I feel great. I’m here for my glory,” Kovalev said as he prepares to defend the title inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena. “For my story. For my history. A couple fights ago, when I started to work with my new team Buddy McGirt and Teddy Cruz, they gave me back my belief in myself. With this team I can do more. You can see, with my last fights, a little bit of change to my technique and style. I’m ready to fight 12 rounds,” Kovalev said.
“You know, I respect his steps and his risks. This is boxing, but in boxing, only real men try to prove themselves, that they’re a real fighter, and Canelo is that. But this is my division, I have been in this division since my first fight, and I want to make my history, my story. He’s just trying. Right now, 175 has a lot of good fights right now, a lot of good fighters right now, even Canelo has come to 175.”
Kovalev is not aiming for the knockout but is looking forward to knocking the joy out of Alvarez’s fans who will pack the venue for the DAZN aired card.
“It’s not the goal to knock someone out, I just need to follow my instructions from the corner, from my coach, and everything will be fine,” Kovalev said.
“I want to disappoint a lot of people on Saturday. In England, everybody was going against me, but after the fight, everyone was asking for my autograph. Your boo is good!”
Initial Report: Boxing Scene