News | Nov 09 2014

Boxing results: Sergey Kovalev dominates Bernard Hopkins and wins wide decision

Sergey Kovalev drops Bernard Hopkins in round one and dominates to win lopsided decision

SERGEY KOVALEV joined forces with Father Time and swamped Bernard Hopkins. The Russian claimed an emphatic, and unanimous decision, as two scores of 120-107 and one of 120-106 added the WBA and IBF light-heavyweight belts to his WBO belt.

Those at Atlantic City hoping to witness another ‘Alien’ landing sensed trouble early on as the 49-year-old hit the canvas in the opening round. The wily old American immediately looked at the canvas in mock disbelief, indicating he had slipped, but replays revealed a clumping right hand from Kovalev was a huge factor in the knockdown.

“I was pacing myself,” Kovalev explained afterwards. “A knockdown is just a knockdown, there were many more rounds to go. I wanted to show myself, and boxing fans, that I could box [as well as punch].”


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