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10 of the best Sergey Kovalev wins

Sergey Kovalev is a WBO world light-heavyweight champion all over again after beating Eleider Alvarez in February. Here are his 10 best career wins
sergey kovalev v jean pascal fight
sergey kovalev v jean pascal  |  Eric Bolte/USA Today Sports

1 Bernard Hopkins (UD 12)

Despite the fact Hopkins was almost 50 by the time he boxed Kovalev in 2014, normal rules don’t apply to ‘The Executioner’. Old but not over the hill, he was coming off decision wins over Beibut Shumenov, Karo Murat and Tavoris Cloud when Kovalev put him in check.

2 Jean Pascal (TKO 8 and RTD 7)