WBO light-heavyweight titlist Sergey Kovalev (34-3-1, 29 KOs) showed his class inside and outside of the ring on Saturday night when he dispensed some words of wisdom to beaten mandatory challenger Anthony Yarde (18-1, 17 stoppages) after defeating the Londoner in round 11.
Kovalev came through a torrid eighth round to stop his exhausted challenger with a jab in the penultimate stanza yet he found the time to offer some words of encouragement to his younger rival.
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