ALVAREZ VS. KOVAELV 2?
Doug, it sounds like you had a great vacation with your family. That’s what a man works for, the family. Enjoy your children while you can, time does fly.
Ah, poor Sergey. I was surprised when this fight was first announced. I have to give Kov props for agreeing to it, as Eleider is as good as anyone of the top guys in the division. Good enough to make a living for 3 years taking step aside money from Superman.
Personally, I think Kovalev got complacent after round four. He was walking Alvarez to the ropes with both hands low as if he didn’t have a care in the world. If I’m right that he became complacent, and if he recognizes his mistake, then I think he can make the adjustment and fight on. Anyone down for a rematch? – Joseph
I’m down for any combination of The Ring’s top seven or eight light heavyweight contenders.
The 175-pound weight class is DEEP. And if Kovalev still wants to fight, he right there in the mix with Alvarez, Bivol, Stevenson, Jack, Gvozdyk, Beterbiev and Barrera. So give me Alvarez-Kovalev II or Alvarez-Bivol or Bivol-Jack or Stevenson-Gvozdyk (which is supposed to happen later this year) or Beterbiev-Barrera or any other combo of the top light heavies. I think most of them have aggressive boxing styles that should mesh well against each other.
Ah, poor Sergey. Don’t cry too much for The Krusher. He’s a grown-ass prize fighter who has dished out his share of punishment over the years. Last Saturday was one of those rare occasions when he was on the s__t end of the punishment stick. He knows what he signed up for and he can take the bad times with the good times (which he’s had plenty of – don’t forget this surly Russian was The Ring’s Fighter of the Year in 2014).
I was surprised when this fight was first announced. I was too. Not many world-rated light heavyweights would accept a voluntary bout against Alvarez.
I have to give Kov props for agreeing to it, as Eleider is as good as anyone of the top guys in the division. Agreed, and I think he saved his best performance for Aug. 4.
Good enough to make a living for 3 years taking step aside money from Superman. Damn, was he the WBC’s No. 1 contender for THAT long? That can’t be right, but it’s clear that Stevenson wasn’t into that matchup (which is a natural for the Montreal area). In fact, while I’ll admit that the Haitian-Canadian has some formidable super abilities in the ring, let’s stop calling him “Superman.” Supes always does the right thing. Stevenson is more like Venom, a creepy but powerful former villain who is now one of the “good guys” yet remains flawed in many ways.
Personally, I think Kovalev got complacent after round four. I thought he took his foot off the gas pedal in Round 5, but Alvarez had a lot to do with that by …read more
ALVAREZ VS. KOVAELV 2?