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Kovalev Urges Hopkins to Retire!

After dominating the light-heavyweight unification fight against the legend that is Bernard Hopkins, his conqueror Sergey Kovalev is of the belief that the American should retire.

Kovalev, who became the first boxer to put Hopkins on the canvas and win, took the decision by huge margins on the scorecards with the results being declared as thus:-

• 120 to 107
• 120 to 107
• 120 to 106

indicating that Kovalev won every round.

After the fight, Kovalev implied he believes that it is time for Hopkins to retire with the Russian remarking,

'I wanted to show fans that I know how to box and I did.'

'I tried to go for the knockout in the 12th round. He has great defence. He's the best boxer in my division.'

“He was a really tough opponent.'

'He is very good at keeping distance. I really respect him for the fight but he needs to stop his career, I think, because he's already done a lot in the boxing world and he needs to give an opportunity to younger fighters to be champions. I'm next.'


Well we’ll not argue with that, Kovalev has shown as he continues his career he really is the boxer to take over the mantle from the legend that is, and always will be, Bernard Hopkins.


The Journalist

Writer: Kid Glove Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday November 10 2014

Time: 5:40PM

 

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