Kovalev destroys AdonisPosted December 4, 2013 12:43 pm
Donovan George gave Stevenson a better fight than Bellew, you can say what you want about George, but the kid had balls and a heart. Too bad he didn’t have a world class trainer when he was younger, could have eliminated those bad habits and maybe been someone to recon with today.Posted December 2, 2013 3:03 pm
Not at all impressed by Stevenson, I was impressed by Kovalev. I can see why Stevenson would rather fight Hopkins or Froch. Bellew who is not world beater landed some nice shots on Stevenson, if Kovalev lands those same punches and there is no reason to believe he wouldn’t, it’s turn out the lights the party is over.Posted December 2, 2013 12:09 pm
Stevenson wants no part of Kovalev. He wants to keep his belt. Smart man.Posted December 2, 2013 11:51 am
HBO has a unification fight Spinks-Braxton, hopefully not a disappointment one.Posted December 2, 2013 7:10 am
Stevenson is scared of Kovalev and will NEVER fight him. Stevenson is a coward.Posted December 2, 2013 1:31 am
Bellew had Stevenson hurt and could have stopped him IF he had Kovalev type finishing SKILLS. Stevenson knows that and thats why the Fight is a NO GO.Posted December 2, 2013 12:51 am
Bellew stinks. He can’t fight… Sillakh is a good boxer with a Tommy Hearns chin. The two matchups were muggings more than matchups.
The only reason for this double header was to showcase Stevenson and Kovalev.. If they don’t fight this night was lost.. Because these 2 fights were not competitive in the slightest.. And from the interviews that followed their fights, it didn’t sound like Stevenson plans to fight Kovalev.Posted December 2, 2013 12:11 am
@ Von Pugsly. It isn’t that anyone wouldn’t want to see Stevenson vs Kovalev right now. It’s that for Stevenson it isn’t the best fight out there for him. Kovalev is a HUGE risk, low-reward fight for Stevenson, unless HBO can throw a ton of money at him to make the fight. Other wise, why should Stevenson fight Kovalev? If YOU were Stevenson would you fight Kovalev for the same, or less money, than you could fight a guy like B-Hop or Froch? I know I sure as HELL wouldn’t fight Kovalev for peanuts.Posted December 1, 2013 11:02 pm
Boxing fans want to see the best fight the best. In fact, you can tell a real boxing fan from all the phonies just based on whether when a question like should Stevenson and Kovalev get it on next is asked they answer yes, of course, or if they start sounding like a weaselly promoter or hype-spewing manager. The best fight at LHW right now is Stevenson-Kovalev. HBO is willing and able to air the fight. Everything else, including all the amateur speculation by so-called ‘fans’ on message boards like this is completely academic and beside the point. Kovalev wants the fight, Adonis wants a way out, and now we’ll see how this plays out.Posted December 1, 2013 8:18 pm
BILLY NO MEDALS ALL AMERICAN BOY
bellews a bellend,retire foolPosted December 1, 2013 7:00 pm
Just as I predicted!!!!!!!! I am the GREATEST Fight Prophet ever born!!!!!!!!!!Posted December 1, 2013 6:59 pm
Vlad, you cheap a/ss.Posted December 1, 2013 6:28 pm
Vlad: Tons of people have already uploaded it.Posted December 1, 2013 5:32 pm
Vlad the Impaler
Thanks Martin, and King Leonidis MN. I hope someone uploads this fight to YouTube soon.Posted December 1, 2013 4:28 pm
“He really isn’t that good dispite his knockouts.” This.Posted December 1, 2013 4:17 pm
Prof Konje is spot on. Hopkins is too defensively sound and Stevenson is not in any way going to look polished against him, Hopkins will make Stevenson look very bad over 12 rounds and win a UD.Posted December 1, 2013 4:12 pm
Fight fan from PA
You know, if I was Stevenson there isn’t a chance in hell that I would fight Kovalev unless I’m paid mightly to do so. HBO is trying to get over. Let the man make some money in the sport before you try to use him up or get the best non PPV money you can out of the guy. I mean he fought four times in one year geez…
If I was Stevenson I would fight Froch, Bute, Pachall, on maybe Hopkins next. To tell you the truth, he got everything to gain to fight Hopkins next. To beat Hopkins (Canada hated son), and send him into retirement would generate some $$$ intrest not only in Canada but all over.Posted December 1, 2013 3:51 pm
bellew talks the talk and runs like fu#k.Posted December 1, 2013 3:34 pm
Save the best for last, huh love the sport. Tease us all. Lol! That makes sense also.Posted December 1, 2013 3:16 pm
I noticed that Stevenson really tried to duck the question of fighting Kovalev. He knows that Kovalev would walk him down and stop him. Don’t think for a minute that Hopkins could not outbox Stevenson. It would be a 12 round decision and it wouldn’t even be close. I would also like to se Stevenson fight Edwin Rodriguez and some others. He really isn’t that good dispite his knockouts.Posted December 1, 2013 3:04 pm
I think it is too early to stage Stevenson vs. Kovalev. This has the potential to be a very strong PPV fight. Both of these fighters bring to boxing what every fan wants … what the casual fan wants … KNOCKOUTS.
It is too early to put this together.
Both of these guys would be better off continuing their careers and continuing to knock guys out.
I would like to see both Stevenson and Kovalev fight:
– Lucian Bute
These fights work great because these are good names and I don’t think any of these fighters represent a knockout risk to Stevenson or Kovalev.
It would also be good to see Stevenson and Kovalev in the ring against Bermard Hopkins and or Andre Ward — but those fights are more difficult. Both Hopkins and Ward are crafty, defensive, and dirty fighters who use their heads and could pot shot their way to victory.
I would rather see both Kovalev and Stevenson fight Bute, Pascal, Froch, and Rodriguez in good action fights hopefully generating 7-8 knockouts between them both. If we get these fights over the next 12-18 months and we get 7-8 knockouts then YES …
Kovalev vs. Stevenson setup for a big PPV fight in mid- late- 2015 would be great. It would get fans inside and outside of boxing and generate huge money interest for the sport.Posted December 1, 2013 2:57 pm
Kovalev is nothing special.Posted December 1, 2013 2:56 pm
froch stays well clear of these two.Posted December 1, 2013 2:53 pm
Simple 3 months of intense training for no money. No ROI at this point in history why wast the time when much larger money fights are out there.Posted December 1, 2013 2:37 pm
If Stevenson can beat Kovalev ….why is he ducking shamelessly?Posted December 1, 2013 2:30 pm
Kovalev looked good last night , but he was facing a fighter that had no chin what so ever . Ismayl Sillakh is a very good puncher and tall and rangy and fast BUT he has no chin unfortunately . Adonis Stevenson looked really good against a fighter that could take a good shot and was very tall . Kovalev vs Stevenson who wins ,,,Stevenson wins!!! he is to fast his left hand is lethal ,,next to Pacquiao he has the most accurate left hand out there .Posted December 1, 2013 2:02 pm
“who has been down against much less fearsome opponents”, I meant.Posted December 1, 2013 1:03 pm
“Does anyone think Kovalev has the potential to be a top ten ranked p4p fighter in the near future?”
Most definitely. His only obstacle is that he will be avoided like the plague, so people will keep on saying “who has he beat?”.
I definitely pick Kovalev to beat Stevenson by KO, and give him a very good chance against Ward (who to has been down against much less fearsome opponents).
And Kovalev is no mere slugger. He has great ring generalship, movement, accuracy, timing and intelligence. In short, he’s the real deal.
So yes, I think Kovalev not only has the potential to be in the top ten P4P, but to be P4P no. 2. To do that, his first and greatest obstacle will not be beating Ward, but getting him into the ring in the first place.Posted December 1, 2013 1:01 pm
Stevenson’s comments after the fight suggested that unless HBO pays him more than what he’d make to fight Bute-Pascal or Froch or Hopkins he ain’t gonna fight Kovalev. Now, maybe he just wants to get the proper reward for the risk and maybe he’s looking for a way to avoid fighting Kovalev as long as possible. In any case, I thought Stevenson’s remarks about getting paid and his willingness to avoid the man who is clearly his only real threat in the division and who prevents him from claiming supremacy in the division did come off as a bit spoiled and they put a damper on his otherwise impressive victory over Bellew.Posted December 1, 2013 12:30 pm
I think kovalev has the potential. He’s good.Posted December 1, 2013 12:11 pm
King Leonidas MN
@ Vlad: I don’t know. Last night was the first time I’ve seen Kovalev fight. But what I saw of him last night, he sure was impressive. He has very heavy hands!Posted December 1, 2013 12:10 pm
Can Chavez Jr. beat ward? No, I don’t think so. Chavez has been inactive. His defense is mediocre. Adonis can knock you out with one punch. Chavez can’t. With his straight forward style, Adonis will blast him to the next closest galaxy. I like Chavez will, but not his defense. Adonis has that grown man power. To much for the youngster.Posted December 1, 2013 12:08 pm
Vlad the Impaler
Does anyone think Kovalev has the potential to be a top ten ranked p4p fighter in the near future?Posted December 1, 2013 12:00 pm
King Leonidas MN
I would pay for that one too. Both Kovalev and Stevenson aren’t afraid to mix it up. Both seem to take a punch well. Kovalev the edge in that one.Posted December 1, 2013 11:23 am
Both are good. Id say it all depends on who can take who’s punch. I would have to lean towards kovalev. He’s been boxing since he was eight years old, undefeated, and a nice size lightheavy weight. I think he would be the aggressor, having adonis using the ring. If it was pay per view, id pay for that one.Posted December 1, 2013 11:08 am
King Leonidas MN
Sounds like a good match-up; Stevenson and Kovalev. Kovalev was impressive against Sillakh. (As was Stevenson against Bellew.) Matchmakers, make the Stevenson-Kovalev fight happen!Posted December 1, 2013 10:57 am