I THINK it’s very clear that Sergey Kovalev is still one of the top light-heavyweights in the world. Just look at his last fight and how he turned the tables on a good fighter in Eleider Alvarez. Just six months after getting stopped by Alvarez, Kovalev came back with a solid decision victory in the return, which speaks loudly to that fact that he’s still a world-class fighter. Also, after this win, it’s more than likely that he’s in a good place mentally at the moment.
I think Kovalev is likely to have a certain amount of motivation within himself right now, considering that all four major champions in his weight class are Eastern European. I’m sure he’ll be motivated to establish himself in history as the best of that group.
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