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By Main Events on 11/17/2014 2:17 PM
Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev – WBO, WBA and IBF Light Heavyweight World Champion

“Hello everyone thank you so much for everything. I already changed diapers. I already lost track of how many diapers, maybe 15 or so. It is easy because I have experience with my nephews. My older sister has two babies so I have done this a lot. Beating Hopkins is a little bit more dangerous than changing diapers but he peed on my hand when I changed him. It is most important to be here with my family.

“My counsel for Bernard is that he needs to stop his career. He is already not young man and he lost to Kovalev not because of his age. He feels great, he feels good, he feels he is in good shape, and he feels young in his body. He can get a lot of wins against a lot of good fighters including [Adonis] Stevenson and other top ten fighters. It is not my job right now. It is his job. He is feeling very good. I think he needs to stop and give the opportunity to younger boxers to be fighting on the top stage.

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By Main Events on 11/13/2014 4:27 PM
Main Events and German Titov Promotions Join Forces Again to Promote Another Hot Russian Prospect: Vasily “The Professor” Lepikhin

Totowa, NJ: Main Events has added yet another hot light heavyweight prospect, Vasily “The Professor” Lepikhin (17-0, 9 KOs), to their already impressive light heavyweight stable which includes: current WBO, WBA and IBF Light Heavyweight World Champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev, undefeated Cuban sensation Sullivan Barrera, Isaac “Golden Boy” Chilemba, IBF mandatory contender Nadjib “Ironjib” Mohammedi, and Lionel “Lonnie B” Thompson.

The 29-year old phenom from Gelendzhik, Russia, is the current WBO Oriental and PABA Light Heavyweight Champion. Lepikhin earned both titles on Aug. 9 when he stopped Robert “The Butcher” Berridge, of New Zealand, in the fifth round during his US television debut. This past Saturday, Vasily defeated Brazilian Jackson “Demolidor” Junior via a ten-round unanimous decision.

Vasily is managed by Egis Klimas and trained by...
By Main Events on 11/13/2014 2:47 PM
Main Events Inks Promotional Deal with Mandatory

IBF Light Heavyweight Contender

Nadjib “Irondjib” Mohammedi

Totowa, NJ: Main Events continues to add to an already impressive light heavyweight stable with the signing of Nadjib Mohammedi, the 29-year old from Gardanne, Bouches-du-Rhône, France who earned the #1 position in the IBF earlier this year with his seventh round knockout of Anatoliy “The Gladiator” Dudchenko in his US debut. Mohammedi was announced as the mandatory challenger for IBF belt in July, but then-IBF and WBA Light Heavyweight Champion Bernard Hopkins instead elected to fight a title unification bout against Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev, which took place last weekend. Kovalev defeated Hopkins in a wide decision to become the IBF, WBO and WBA Unified Light Heavyweight Champion.

While waiting for his chance at the IBF belt, Mohammedi knocked out Demetrius Walker at 2:16 in the first round on Saturday as part of the Hopkins-Kovalev undercard. With Kovalev’s unanimous...
By Main Events on 11/12/2014 9:33 AM
Krusher Settles into Two New Roles:

Unified Light Heavyweight World Champion and New Father

Los Angeles, CA:    Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (26-0-1, 23 KOs) returned home late Monday evening to his family after he added the WBA and IBF Light Heavyweight World Championship belts to his collection, which already included the WBO Light Heavyweight World Championship belt, when he held his newborn son, Aleksandr Kovalev, for the first time.

Because the Baby Krusher was born on October 20 in Los Angeles after Sergey had already left California for training camp in Ft. Lauderdale, FL on October 12, this was the first time father and son got to meet face-to-face. Sergey was able to Skype with his wife, Natalia, and the baby just after she gave birth but Krusher could not take time away from training camp with John David Jackson to fly back to Los Angeles. Doctors had told the Kovalevs that the baby was due on October 18 so they were hoping Natalia would give birth before Sergey left Big Bear...
By Main Events on 11/6/2014 6:30 PM
BERNARD HOPKINS & SERGEY KOVALEV FINAL PRESS CONFERENCE QUOTES

 

 

BERNARD HOPKINS, IBF & WBA Light Heavyweight World Champion

 

“When I hear or read or get asked a question like,  ‘you didn’t have to take this fight, you could have taken a different fight,’ I think, have you paid attention to my career?

 

“This isn’t about being an athlete, a boxer or whatever it is. This is something separate. Me as a man, I’ve been there since 1965. I have been special ever since.

 

“When you’re dealing with the spirit, that I carry with me, from my personal life to here. All of that comes together in the ring. An opponent, he can be fast, slick or a puncher, you have to face all of these intangibles that I bring to the ring.

 

“I don’t mind putting my wits up against anyone’s wits today. I’m so calm and relaxed. I still have that hunger to prove myself.

 

“Psychological warfare, you will never win against me. Everyone on this side [points to Kovalev’s side of dais] knows you’re never going to win. I don’t care who’s sitting over there.

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By Main Events on 11/6/2014 1:48 PM
Mansour-Kassi Heavyweight Battle Highlights NBCSN Fight Night Tripleheader Live This Sat., Nov. 8, at 8:30 p.m. ET from Sands in Bethlehem, Penn.

Bethlehem, PA: The final NBCSN Fight Night telecast of 2014 will feature a special triple header this Saturday, Nov. 8, live from Sands Casino Resort in Bethlehem, Penn., at 8:30 p.m. ET. In the main event, heavyweights Amir “Hardcore” Mansour (20-1, 15 KOs) and Fred “Big Fred” Kassi (18-2, 10 KOs) will square off for 10 rounds.

The telecast begins with a 10-round light heavyweight battle between Vasily “The Professor” Lepikhin (16-0, 9 KOs) and Jackson “Demolidor” Junior (15-0-1, 13 KOs), followed by welterweight Dmitry “The Mechanic” Mikhaylenko (17-0, 6 KOs) taking on local sensation Ronald Cruz (20-4, 15 KOs) for 10 rounds.

NBC Sports Group's Fight Night team of play-by-play announcer Kenny Rice, analyst B.J. Flores and ringside reporter Chris Mannix will call the action from Sands.

“Hardcore” Mansour is a Fight Night veteran,...
By Main Events on 11/6/2014 11:56 AM
BERNARD HOPKINS AND SERGEY KOVALEV HAVE STATED THEIR INTENTIONS AND ARE READY FOR BATTLE AS “ALIEN VS. KRUSHER” FIGHT WEEK ARRIVES

 

ATLANTIC CITY (November 3, 2014) – Months of grueling training and countless hours of preparation have led to arguably the most anticipated fight of 2014 featuring Bernard “The Alien” Hopkins taking on Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev. This Saturday, Nov. 8 fight fans will finally get a chance to see what all the talk is about when the light heavyweight champions meet at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ live on HBO World Championship Boxing®.

 

However, before fight night arrives, please take a look back at some of the noteworthy words exchanged between the Hopkins and Kovalev camps.

 

Bernard Hopkins, IBF and WBO Light Heavyweight World Champion

 

“I've been in the game for almost three decades. I look for more of what a guy brings to a gunfight other than bullets...The sweet science is not based on only one thing you can do particularly...
By Main Events on 11/6/2014 11:52 AM
NBCSN Fight Night August 9th Triple-Header Scouting Report

 

No defense necessary when these high-octane offensive fighters collide on 2014’s final edition of NBCSN Fight Night!

 

 

Bethlehem, PA: The Nov. 8 special triple-header edition of NBCSN Fight Night at Sands has the ingredients to be one of the most entertaining and action-packed fight cards of 2014. The event will feature a pair of the heavyweight division’s heaviest hitters, as well as rising prospects from both the light heavyweight and welterweight divisions.

 

The main event for 2014’s final edition of NBCSN Fight Night will feature two heavyweights with plenty to prove in a suddenly wide-open division. Amir “Hardcore” Mansour and Fred “Big Fred” Kassi will collide in the scheduled 10-round main event.

 

Mansour (20-1-0, 15 KOs), 42, is an aggressive, hard-hitting heavyweight with knockout power in both hands. Every punch thrown by Mansour has bad intentions and he will look to put them...
By Main Events on 11/6/2014 11:45 AM
Bernard Hopkins: Too Great for a Single Era

 

PHILADELPHIA (Nov. 5) – When 49-year old WBA and IBF Light Heavyweight World Champion Bernard “The Alien” Hopkins (55-6-2, 32 KOs) faces 31-year old WBO Light Heavyweight Champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (25-0-1, 23 KOs) in a unification battle on Saturday, November 8 in Atlantic City, he will bring more than a pair of gloved fists. Hopkins brings almost 30 years of history with him.

 

The continuing success of  “The Alien” can make it easy to forget just how long Hopkins has been a part of the professional boxing landscape.

 

Hopkins was born in 1965 and has seen:

 

·       Nine U.S. Presidents (Johnson, Nixon. Ford, Carter, Reagan, Bush, Clinton, Bush and Obama)

 

·       The world’s population more than double, from 3.3 billion to over 7 billion

 

·       The average price of gas rise from 31 cents a gallon all the way up to three dollars and thirty-five cents

 

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By Main Events on 11/4/2014 9:29 PM
BERNARD HOPKINS, SERGEY KOVALEV & SADAM ALI

BROOKLYN MEDIA WORKOUT QUOTES



BERNARD HOPKINS, IBF & WBA Light Heavyweight World Champion

“There are so many things I’ve done that the world of boxing has witnessed. It’s going to be difficult for the boxing people to pick one of my performances as the best.

“I’ve done so many unpredictable things and so profoundly. Even the people who want to go against me, are afraid to go against me. They’ve been wrong so many times. A lot of them are just being mum right now. They must feel I can still do things.

“This is a great position to be in. I don’t really believe there is any fighter, in any decade that can be in my position of luxury that I’ve been in for many years.

“Early on in my career I had the kind of anxious where you couldn’t sleep at night. That anxiousness is like a virus we all have in us. Some you can deal with but some will wipe you out.

“The Pavlik fight was the first time I heard...