Kovalev Wants Unification Fights

Eleider Alvarez’s reign as WBO light heavyweight champion came to an end on Saturday night, as Sergey Kovalev would dictate pace and regain the title in Frisco, Texas.

Kovalev’s win on February 2nd, would prove historic as the Russian fighter became the third person to have three reigns as light heavyweight champion, and the first fighter in 29 years to gain that distinction.

“After this, I want unification fights,” Kovalev said after Saturday’s fight.

Options for Kovalev would be IBF champion Artur Beterbiev, WBA champion Dmitry Bivol and WBC champion Oleksandr Gvozdyk.

“We worked a lot on my jab. My amateur style was like that. I would always throw a jab and then a right hand like a power shot. I started from zero, after what happened in my last fight. I brought back my skills from what they used to be when I was an amateur,” Kovalev told reporters about the plan he formulated with new trainer Buddy McGirt.

 

Initial Report: Boxing Scene

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