If ever there were a need to tranquilize a beast before it got out of hand, now might be that moment — before Sergey Kovalev becomes self-aware and develops wings or something. Hyperbole aside, after bashing Jean Pascal on the latter’s side of the playground, one fighter stands between Kovalev and supremacy at light heavyweight: the other 175-pound Montreal puncher, Adonis Stevenson.
Details of the HBO bout vary slightly from one account to another, but the destructive result was undeniable. This week on Queensberry Rules Radio, James Foley of Bad Left Hook and TQBR’s Patrick Connor talk Kovalev’s win, the second Premier Boxing Champions show on Spike topped by Andre Berto’s fight-salvaging stoppage of Josesito Lopez, and more.
And yes, we’ll get to more Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao coverage on the show. But now that they’ve actually had a press conference, it’s fair!
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