RUSSIA’S Sergey Kovalev is not quite as fearsome as he once was. But after being stopped by Eleider Alvarez he attempts to win back his WBO light-heavyweight title in their rematch tonight (February 2) at Ford Center at the Star in Frisco, Texas.
“This is the most important [fight] for me because I couldn’t stop my boxing career as a loser. It’s not in my character. First of all, this is my goal, to get back my belt that I dropped on the way to my big goals. I made a mistake last time [against Alvarez], but this time I will fix it. This Saturday, I will fix this situation and be on top again. If not, I am not the Sergey ‘Krusher’ Kovalev. Believe me, this Saturday will be the best version of me because I turned everything on to get in the best shape of my boxing career,” he says
“My goal is to collect all four belts, but I dropped this belt on my way to my huge goal. After [the Alvarez loss], a lot of people thought I should stop my boxing career. No, that’s not in my character to stop my career by losing. When I win, I will think, stop or not to stop? But when I lose, it was 100 percent no.”