What exactly do we get when a predatory butcher like Sergey Kovalev is granted a major pay cable network time slot to pulverize a virtually unknown opponent, and have it mean…nothing at all? Well, boxing, that’s what. While Adonis Stevenson’s departure to Showtime and the subsequent implosion of a likely matchup against Kovalev isn’t quite on the level of everyone failing miserably to make Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao, it’s a solid middle finger to boxing fans, regardless of the weight added to Stevenson’s wallet.
Though Kovalev’s hatchet job of Cedric Agnew was comprehensive, enough questions were raised that it actually made a showdown against light heavyweight champion Stevenson even more attractive. Needless to say, James Foley of Bad Left Hook and TQBR’s Patrick Connor should have plenty complain about on this one. Also on the dart board? Thomas Dulorme’s win over Karim Mayfield on the HBO undercard, ESPN’s Boxcino tournament, and more.