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"2 Days: Sergey Kovalev"
Training Camp Notes: Rossy
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Training Camp Notes: Chilemba
8/9 Fight Night Triple Header at Sands
Kovalev Responds to B-Hop
Chilemba vs. Cummings 8/9 at Revel
Dudchenko-Mohammedi Final Results 6/21

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By Main Events on 7/22/2014 9:44 AM
Training Camp Notes: Blake "Il Capo" Caparello Is Ready To Take On Krusher

Australia:    As all eyes are on Sergey "Krusher" Kovalev (24-0-1, 22 KOs) and the possibility of a unification fight with Bernard "Alien" Hopkins later this year, Blake "Il Capo" Caparello (19-0-1, 6 KOs) sees everyone in the boxing community forgetting about the undefeated southpaw from Australia who is challenging Kovalev for his WBO Light Heavyweight World Title August 2 at Revel in Atlantic City, NJ.

Fans and the media alike are mesmerized by Kovalev's ability to knockout the majority of his opponents, but Caparello has the ability to go the distance and that could prove troublesome for Krusher, who has never gone more than 8 rounds (and has only done that once in his career:  against Darnell Boone on Oct. 9, 2010).  Blake is no stranger to lasting deep into the later rounds of a fight, with 14 of his 20 career professional bouts going the distance.  He has four complete 12-round fights and five complete 10-round...
By Main Events on 7/21/2014 1:13 PM
Daughter of Two-Time World Champion Steve "USS" Cunningham Continues to Fight and is Put on Heart Transplant List

 

Fundraiser set up to help offset mounting medical costs and accommodations to be close to hospital in Pittsburgh

 

Philadelphia (July 21, 2014)-- America was introduced to Kennedy Cunningham when her father first fought on NBC back in December of 2012 when he faced Tomasz Adamek in that epic battle, we learned that she suffered from a severed heart condition called HLHS.



In April when Steve fought Amir Mansour on NBC Sports, the family had just received heart breaking news when they we told that Kennedy was not a candidate for heart transplant as they had hoped.



She had her first open heart surgery at 2 days old and the second six months later. She was hospitalized for the first year of her life and suffered many set backs along the way, including a stroke, many blood infections and also required a trach and vent for several years when...
By Main Events on 7/21/2014 8:51 AM
"2 Days: Sergey Kovalev"

Premieres Saturday, July 26 on HBO®

 

HBO Sports® debuts an all-new installment of "2 Days" when the feature segment returns Saturday, July 26 at 11:45 p.m. (ET/PT) immediately following the live World Championship Boxing®card from New York with a behind-the-scenes look at world light heavyweight title-holder Sergey "Krusher" Kovalev, one of boxing's fastest rising stars.

 

"2 Days" is a revealing and intimate look at a 48-hour span in the life of a boxer in the lead-up to one of his fights and the next edition will focus on Russian native Sergey Kovalev.  HBO cameras followed the 31-year-old powerhouse puncher -- who has ended 22 of his 24 wins in knockout fashion -prior to his first fight of 2014 when he met Cedric Agnew on March 29 in Atlantic City. Kovalev now calls Ft. Lauderdale home.

 

HBO air times include:July 26 (11:45 p.m.), 27 (12:00 p.m.), 29 (4:45 p.m. & 3:15 a.m.), 30 (12:30 p.m.), 31 (9:45 p.m. & 3:05 a.m.) and August 1 (11:15...
By Main Events on 7/17/2014 1:12 PM
Training Camp Notes: Derric Rossy

"It is going to be a heck of a brawl!"

 

Brooklyn, NY: Heavyweight Vyacheslav "Czar" Glazkov (17-0-1, 11 KOs) may be coming off a major upset victory over veteran Tomasz "Goral" Adamek (49-3, 29 KOs) but his next opponent Derric "El León" Rossy (29-8, 14 KOs) believes he is going to be Czar's biggest challenge to date. The two are slotted to face-off as the main event on the next installment of NBCSN Fight Night (a special triple header edition) live from Sands Casino Hotel in Bethlehem, PA on August 9. This will also be Rossy's Fight Night debut.



The two heavyweights are both 6'3" tall and Rossy wants to warn fans, "It is going to be a heck of a brawl!" Rossy, 34, has 37 professional fights on his resume while his younger opponent, Glazkov, 29, has less than half as many with 18. Rossy warned, "Everyone wants a knockout. It is going to be a great fight. You've got two hungry guys looking to go at it. My prediction is this is going to be an unbelievable fight."

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By Main Events on 7/15/2014 8:38 AM
Kovalev-Caparello Conference Call Quotes

 

Atlantic City, NJ:  Last night the media got a chance to engage in a Q & A with Sergey "Krusher" Kovalev (24-0-1, 22 KOs) and Blake "Il Capo" Caparello (19-0-1, 6 KOs), and their respective camps, as they prepare to face-off on August 2 at Revel Casino Hotel for the WBO Light Heavyweight Championship.  Below are the highlighted quotes from the call:

 

Main Events' CEO Kathy Duva

We are very excited to head into Sergey Kovalev's fourth fight on HBO. We are thrilled to be working with them again and with Revel Casino Hotel. Tickets are on sale now on through Ticketmaster. Also HBO is going premiere "2 Days: Sergey Kovalev" on the 26th after the Gennady Golovkin fight.



Sergey impresses me because he doesn't fight each fighter the same way. He finds out what is going to work and changes his plan to adjust to each fighter. It is a joy to watch him develop. There is nothing in the world like his intensity. Three of last four opponents have been unbeaten. An active fighter is a successful fighter and Sergey just wants to fight.

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By Main Events on 7/14/2014 10:49 AM
Training Camp Notes: Isaac "Golden Boy" Chilemba:

"I am coming big!"

 

Burbank, CA: Issac "Golden Boy" Chilemba (22-2-2, 9 KOs) has made the long journey from South Africa to Burbank, CA to reunite with his trainer Buddy McGirt as the two prepare to face Cory "Black Ice" Cummings (17-6-1, 13 KOs) on August 2 at Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, NJ in the non-televised co-feature of the Sergey Kovalev vs. Blake Caparello WBO Light Heavyweight Championship card. Chilemba is ready for this fight, "It is going to be a good fight. This a good chance for my career so I am coming and I am coming big. I am confident and I am quite sure I am going to win the fight. This is me and I will be here for a long time."

Chilemba, 27, is originally from Blantyre, Malawi, one of the poorest countries in the world, and now resides in Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa. He started his professional career in 2005 at only 18 years old. His professional career began with eight straight victories, six of which were knockouts. Now, nine years later, he has only two defeats on his professional record and is rapidly rising through the ranks of the hot light heavyweight division. In Isaac's most recent fight he defeated Denis Grachev via unanimous decision in a bloody ten-round battle at Sands Resort Casino in Bethlehem, PA on March 15th....
By Main Events on 7/9/2014 2:35 PM
Czar Glazkov Returns to Sands for 8/9 Fight Night Triple-Header

Tickets on Sale Now

Bethlehem, PA: The August 9th edition of NBCSN Fight Night will feature three bouts with three undefeated fighters and a high chance of a knockout in each bout. Undefeated heavyweight contender Vyacheslav "Czar" Glazkov (17-0-1, 11 KOs) returns to the Sands Casino Resort in Bethlehem, PA on Saturday, August 9th where he will face-off against veteran Derric "El León" Rossy (29-8-0, 14 KOs) for ten rounds. The Glazkov-Rossy fight will be the main event of the special NBCSN Fight Night triple-header. In the middle bout, Robert "The Butcher" Berridge (24-1-1, 20 KOs) takes on Vasily "The Professor" Lepikhin (15-0, 8 KOs). Undefeated heavyweight Joseph Parker will open the live telecast versus an opponent TBA. Tickets for the event are available now on www.Ticketmaster.com and ticket prices are $50 and $75. Doors open at 5:00 PM and the Fight Night telecast begins live at 8:00 PM ET/5:00 PM PT.

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By Main Events on 7/8/2014 12:52 PM
Kovalev to B-Hop "Any Time, Any Place!"

 

Ft. Lauderdale, FL:  As Sergey "Krusher" Kovalev (24-0-1, 22 KOs) prepares to defend his WBO Light Heavyweight World Title against Blake "Il Capo" Caparello on August 2nd on HBO Boxing After Dark from Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, NJ, the media is buzzing about the possibility of a unification fight between Krusher and IBF/WBA Light Heavyweight Champion Bernard "The Alien" Hopkins (55-6-2, 32 KOs).

  

In a recent interview with BoxingScene.com, Hopkins called out Kovalev saying, "I got two titles and a legacy. What's Kovalev got? A punch and a WBO title - let's do it." He added, "The perception is, is that Kovalev is a killer and [Adonis] Stevenson doesn't want to fight him, he wants to fight an old man. If that's the case, I'll knock off Kovalev first, because I believe that I can beat him. I believe that he's a tough fight, but I believe that I can beat him. It's a fight where if I make a mistake I can get knocked out. And yeah Bernard...
By Main Events on 7/1/2014 12:32 PM
Isaac "Golden Boy" Chilemba will Encounter "Black Ice" in Atlantic City on August 2

 

Atlantic City, NJ:  Isaac "Golden Boy" Chilemba (22-2-2, 9 KOs), the 27 year old light heavyweight sensation from Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa will return to Atlantic City to face Cory "Black Ice" Cummings (17-6-1, 13 KOs) as the non-televised co-feature of the August 2nd fight between fellow Main Events' stable mate Sergey "Krusher" Kovalev (24-0-1, 22 KOs) and Blake "Il Capo" Caparello (19-0-1, 6 KOs).

 

Chilemba is coming off a gritty ten-round unanimous decision victory over Denis Grachev on March 15, 2013 at Sands Casino Resort in Bethlehem, PA. This was his second straight victory. Previously Isaac defeated Michael Gbenga in eight rounds at Turning Stone Resort and Casino in Verona, NY on November 16, 2013. When asked about this upcoming fight with Cummings, "Golden Boy" replied, "I want to thank Main Events for this opportunity. I also want to thank my team and all my fans. Come...
By Main Events on 6/24/2014 8:41 AM
Night of Knockouts at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs:  Nadjib Mohammedi Earns #1 Slot in the IBF and Karl "Dynamite" Dargan Retains his USBA Atlantic Coast Region Lightweight Title

 

In the main event of the evening Nadjib Mohammedi (36-3, 21 KOs*) stopped Anatoliy "The Gladiator" Dudchenko (18-3, 12 KOs) in the seventh round to claim the number one position in the IBF and the chance to challenge Bernard Hopkins for the IBF Light Heavyweight World Championship.

 

In the early rounds between Dudchenko and Mohammedi, the French boxer came out swinging against his Ukrainian opponent.  Mohammedi was chasing down the larger Dudchenko and landing some clean shots.  Anatoliy was getting caught in the corners and Mohammedi was taking advantage of the opportunity to have the big man against the ropes.  Nadjib was relentless in his attack on Anatoliy.

 

"The Gladiator" suffered a cut on the top of his nose and Mohammedi came out of the gates swinging in the seventh to put the final...