Sergey Kovalev

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Russian powerhouse Sergey Kovalev opens up to Jeremy Herriges in this week’s issue of Boxing News magazine. This is out now on our app and the print version is in stores on Thursday (January 28). Here is an excerpt in Kovalev’s own words.

My father is in the hospital to get an operation for his leg. My uncle died in a fire and my father tried to save him. My father has stress after this and he got diabetes from this. He’s having his seventh operation. His wounds don’t close, which makes it hard. My mum, for the third time they [the US government] didn’t approve her visa. I want to bring her here just to watch my fight. They didn’t approve a visa. I will bring my mum to Canada. Canada approved the visa. She will be at my fight [against Jean Pascal this weekend].

READ THE FULL EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW. DOWNLOAD THE LATEST EDITION OF BOXING NEWS MAGAZINE HERE NOW OR BUY THE PRINT EDITION FROM STORES ON THURSDAY (January 28).