News | Jul 24 2018

Sergey Kovalev: ‘Alvarez proves Adonis Stevenson is scared’

Sergey Kovalev resumes his mission to become undisputed champion
Sergey Kovalev vs Jean Pascal
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ON August 4 in Atlantic City Sergey Kovalev puts his WBO light-heavyweight world title on the line against Eleider Alvarez.

“I’m very happy, [to come] back to Atlantic City, because I don’t care where I fight, but I am most happy when I’m in famous arenas like Atlantic City, Madison Square Garden. It’s very big motivation to prove that you’re the best and I’m going to show August 4 that I deserve it,” Kovalev said.

He emphasises that Alvarez will be a serious challenger. “I can say about Alvarez that I’m waiting for a very interesting fight and I am sure that it’s not going to be easy to fight Alvarez because he is undefeated and he is a number one in the WBC. [Adonis] Stevenson avoided him already like two or three times and he’s the proof that he [Stevenson] is scared. But I’m not scared of him and I’m interested to fight him and get the victory over him. Just pay attention on August 4 and be ready. I will defend my title,” the Russian said.