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Kovalev Media Workout
Training Camp Notes: Glazkov
Training Camp Quotes: Hopkins
Training Camp Notes: Barrera
Hopkins-Kovalev Undercard
Hopkins-Kovalev Conference Call
Media Predictions for Hopkins-Kovalev
Cunningham vs. Visinia Final Press Conference
Cunningham vs. Visinia NBCSN Fight Night Oct. 18

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By Main Events on 10/30/2014 5:23 PM
Sergey Kovalev Deerfield Beach Media Workout Quotes

Deerfield Beach, FL (Oct. 30, 2014) – Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev opened up his camp to the media today in preparation for his Nov. 8 light heavyweight unification bout with Bernard “The Alien” Hopkins at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ and live on HBO World Championship Boxing®.

Question: How do you study Hopkins?

Sergey Kovalev:  “I don’t study anybody. It is better to go to the gym to do some work for my shape or spend time to cook my breakfast or sleep in my bed. Why I need to spend the time?”

Q:  Other than your power, what could be your strength against Hopkins?

S. Kovalev:  “I always have bullets in my arsenal. My hands are my weapons. It’s my weapon in the ring. Hopkins think that I only have two bullets but I will bring some more.”

Q:  Hopkins is usually the teacher in the ring what do you expect to learn from him?

By Main Events on 10/30/2014 10:26 AM
Training Camp Notes: Glazkov

With Family Safe and Sound and a Healed Hand,

Glazkov Focused on Wilson

Ft. Lauderdale, FL:         Ahead of his bout on the undercard of Hopkins-Kovalev on Nov. 8, Vyacheslav “Czar” Glazkov and his team reflected on his last outing. On Aug. 9, Glazkov defeated Derric Rossy via majority decision, but the fight was much closer than anyone predicted. At the moment Glazkov walked into the ring to face Rossy, he had not heard from his parents in war-torn Ukraine in over two weeks. Physically, his hand had been bothering him since his Mar. 15 battle with veteran Tomasz Adamek.

After the fight, Czar did not want to make excuses but said, “My hand was bothering me. It wasn't broken, but it did not recover as well as I had hoped. It is not an excuse but it was still bothering me from my fight with Adamek.”

Since Aug. 9, Glazkov has had time to heal physically and emotionally. As the undefeated Ukrainian heavyweight prepares to face veteran heavyweight...
By Main Events on 10/29/2014 9:18 AM


PHILADELPHIA (Oct. 28, 2014) – With just a little over a week until fight night, Bernard “The Alien” Hopkins worked out in front of a packed media contingent that traveled from far and wide to see the 49-year-old ageless light heavyweight champion train for his Saturday, Nov. 8 light unification bout against Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City live on HBO World Championship Boxing®.

President and founder of Golden Boy Promotions, Oscar De La Hoya was also in attendance to talk to the media and watch Hopkins train. Here is what the participants had to say.

BERNARD HOPKINS, IBF and WBA Light Heavyweight World Champion

“To be able to bring a lot of the top writers in the out here to cover history is great. This fight has a lot of historic things about it.

“Oscar was talking about me fighting without pressure. It’s the pressure of the unknown. The unknown is the reward...
By Main Events on 10/28/2014 10:28 AM
Training Camp Notes: Barrera

Starting a New Life in Big Bear with His Eye on a World Title

Big Bear Lake, CA: Guantanamo Bay, Cuba native Sullivan Barrera (13-0, 8 KOs) defected to the United States to become a world champion boxer and now, in his second straight training camp with world-renowned trainer Abel Sanchez (trainer to WBA Super Middleweight World Champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin), the undefeated light heavyweight feels he is getting closer to realizing that dream.

On Nov. 8 Barrera will face Rowland Bryant (18-4, 12 KOs) of Altamonte Springs, Florida, who is coming off an eight round unanimous decision loss to Pawel Glazewski in Poland. The two will meet for eight rounds of action on the stacked undercard of the Bernard “The Alien” Hopkins vs. Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev event at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ.

Since defecting from Cuba prior to his professional debut in 2009, Barrera has resided in Miami, FL but, now in his second training camp with...
By Main Events on 10/24/2014 11:06 AM



ATLANTIC CITY (October 24, 2014) – History will be made once again on Saturday, November 8 when the ageless wonder Bernard “The Alien” Hopkins attempts to unify the light heavyweight world title against Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. But before the HBO World Championship Boxing telecast, an array of top contenders and prospects from around the globe enter the ring to showcase their skills on the world stage. Pugilists from the Ukraine, Puerto Rico, France, Nicaragua, Cuba, Russia and the United States will be featured, making November 8 a testament to the worldwide appeal of the sweet science.


Fighting out of Gardanne, Bouches-du-Rhone, France, 29-year-old Nadjib Mohammedi (35-3, 21 KOs) turned professional in 2005 and is eager to step through the ropes for his second consecutive fight on U.S....
By Main Events on 10/24/2014 10:37 AM



Kelly Swanson      

Thank you, everybody, for joining us today.  We’re very excited about this wonderful unification bout in the light heavyweight division between Bernard Hopkins and Sergey Kovalev.


Today on the phone we will have Bernard Hopkins, Sergey Kovalev, his manager, Egis Klimas, Oscar De La Hoya, President and Founder of Golden Boy Promotions and Kathy Duva, CEO of Main Events.


We will begin the call with Sergey first, and when we’re done with his Q&A Bernard Hopkins will be joining us immediately following Sergey’s portion of the call. First to make the introductions and to get started I’m going to introduce Oscar De La Hoya, President and Founder of Golden Boy Promotions.


Oscar De La Hoya 

Thanks very much, Kelly.  I greatly appreciate it.  We are getting close to what is probably the most anticipated event of this year, the main event,...
By Main Events on 10/23/2014 1:27 PM




PHILADELPHIA (October 23, 2014) – There is one thing that virtually every professional athlete born in 1965 has in common – retirement from professional sports. The only exception is current IBF and WBA Light Heavyweight World Champion Bernard “The Alien” Hopkins. On November 8, just two months shy of his 50th birthday, Hopkins will defend his titles against WBO Light Heavyweight World Champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ live on HBO World Championship Boxing®.


At a time when most athletes his age have seen their skill set fade and long since walked away from their respective sports, Hopkins continues to enjoy his prime. After nearly 25 years, in arguably the most physically demanding of all sports, Hopkins defies retirement by continuing to defeat and outbox up-and-comers that are many years his junior.


By Main Events on 10/22/2014 11:51 AM

The Light Heavyweight Unification Bout Takes Place Saturday, Nov. 8 At Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City Live On HBO World Championship Boxing®

ATLANTIC CITY (Oct. 22, 2014) - One of the most anticipated fights of the year, the light heavyweight unification bout between Bernard "The Alien" Hopkins and Sergey "Krusher" Kovalev, has the boxing world split with the fight just weeks away.


This will be one of the biggest obstacles of each man's career as they look to unify titles and stake their claim as the best light heavyweight in the world.


Take a look at how top media members see the Nov. 8 unification bout going:


(Answers compiled by Jack Obermayer)


BOB VELIN (USA Today): "Kovalev might be the hardest puncher Hopkins has faced, and there is no doubt Hopkins is the smartest boxer Kovalev has faced. That should make for a fascinating matchup. Hopkins...
By Main Events on 10/16/2014 1:30 PM
Cunningham-Visinia Final Press Conference Quotes


Kathy Duva, Main Events' CEO

This is our 21st show in the series which will end with its 22nd show on NBCSN on November 8. It has been the greatest privilege of my life putting on a series like this. We got to build stars. We started building stars from the very beginning. It is fitting that it is going to end on the same day that Sergey Kovalev is fighting in the biggest fight of the year.


Steve was already a world champion but we got the opportunity to introduce him to the United States because he fought mainly overseas. Now, he is on the front page of Grantland this morning.   


This is the last show I am going to be at for this series. I am not going to be able to attend the last fight of the series because I will be at the Kovalev fight. It feels like high school graduation. It is bitter sweet and sad, but I am also excited about what is going to come ahead. I am also very proud of everyone who has worked...
By Main Events on 10/16/2014 10:11 AM
Cunningham-Visinia Fight Highlights NBCSN Fight Night Live This Saturday, Oct. 18, at 9 p.m. ET


Philadelphia, PA:       NBCSN’s Fight Night on Saturday, Oct. 18, live at 9 p.m. ET is highlighted by a heavyweight showdown between Steve “USS” Cunningham and new undefeated heavyweight Natu “The Truth” Visinia from 2300 Arena in Philadelphia, Pa. Saturday’s fight follows several great boxing events from earlier this year in the fighting city of Philadelphia, including the bout between heavyweights Cunningham and Amir “Hardcore” Mansour on NBCSN.


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.

With his victory over the previously-unbeaten Mansour in front of his hometown crowd in April, 38-year-old Philadelphia-native Steve Cunningham secured the USBA Heavyweight title.


Two-time cruiserweight world champion Cunningham said, “I am happy to be back in primetime....