Krzysztof Zimnoch (17-0-1 11KO) O walce Tomasz Adamek vs Artur Szpilka I plany na przyszlosc.
Sadam Ali (21-0 13KO) attended a press conference after his impressive TKO of Luis Carlos Abregu (36-2 29KO). Ali surprised most of the boxing world with the victory over the more experience Abregu. Sadam put in the best performance of his career with a patient fight and sticking to his game plan on route to the refs stoppage in round 9. The fight was Ali’s first on HBO and exposed him to many a new fan considering every one was watching and awaiting the Main Event Hopkins vs Kovalev.
Sergey Kovalev (26-0-1 23KO) spoke to reporters at the press conference after his impressive shut out victory over Bernard Hopkins (55-7-2 32KO). “Krusher” added “The Aliens” IBF & WBA Light Heavyweight title to his WBO Championship with a unanimous decision (120-106 120-107 120-107) win in front of a capacity crowd at the Boardwalk Hall in fight that was broadcast on HBO.
Bernard Hopkins (55-7-2 32KO) spoke to the media at the press conference after his unanimous decision (106-120 107-120 107-120) loss to Sergey Kovalev (26-0-1 23KO). Hopkins surrendered his IBF & WBA Light Heavyweight belts to “Krusher” who added the two belts to his WBO title.
Today at Bernard Hopkins‘ (55-6-2, 32 KOs) weigh in for his showdown with Sergey Kovalev (25-0-1, 23 KOs), we at Hit First caught up with the trainer of the WBA middleweight champion of the world, Gennady Golovkin (31-0, 28 KOs), Abel Sanchez. In Abel’s opinion, Hopkins’ fight with Kovalev this Saturday night is a pick-em, 50-50 kind of a fight. Abel also spoke about his fighter, Gennady Golovkin, matching up with Martin Murray (29-1-1, 12 KOs) this February in Monte Carlo. Abel was confident in telling us at Hit First that Gennady Golovkin would make short work of Murray, and that Kovalev has a style similar to Golovkin because due to him being Kovalev’s former trainer. Hopkins-Kovalev will be televised live from the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City on HBO’s World Championship Boxing this Saturday night at 10:45 ET.
Interview by Sean Zittel
After today’s weigh in for Saturday’s showdown between Bernard Hopkins (55-6-2, 32 KOs), and Sergey Kovalev (25-0-1, 23 KOs), we at Hit First Boxing were able to catch up with ESPN’s and HBO’s Max Kellerman. Max was gracious enough to give us a good amount of his time, and talk about Saturday night’s championship unification between Hopkins and Kovalev. Max talks about Hopkins’ legacy in the sport of Boxing, and he also gave us his thoughts on Pacquiao-Algeri. Hopkins-Kovalev and Pacquiao-Algeri will both be televised live by HBO on November 8th in Atlantic City, and November 22nd in Macau, China.
Interview by Sean Zittel.
Naazim Richardson the trainer of Bernard Hopkins spoke with us about Bernards upcoming fight with Sergey Kovalev. The fight takes place November 8th at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City and will be broadcast on HBO.