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Alvarez KOs Kovalev to claim WBO light heavyweight title

Nov 03, 2019 - 3:34 PM

Canelo Alvarez becomes just the fourth boxer in history to win a junior middleweight world title and one at light heavyweight, a spread of 21 pounds

POUND-FOR-POUND KING. Canelo Alvarez dominates in his first fight in the 175-pound division. Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Alvarez stuns Kovalev in 7th to seize WBO light heavyweight title

Aug 05, 2018 - 12:41 PM

The Colombian lands a devastating right hook to send the Russian to the canvas for the 3rd and final time

UPSET. Eleider Alvarez keeps his record spotless with an upset of Sergey Kovalev for the WBO light heavyweight belt. Photo by Elsa/Getty Images/AFP

Ward stuns Kovalev in eighth to defend titles

Jun 18, 2017 - 12:40 PM

The unbeaten Ward hurt Kovalev with a right hand that buckled his knees and then finished him off on the ropes with a series of body shots around the mid section

TKO. Andre Ward (L) punches Sergey Kovalev during their light heavyweight championship bout at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on June 17, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ward retained his title with a TKO in the eighth round. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

Kovalev walks off stage in build-up to rematch with Ward

Jun 16, 2017 - 2:11 PM

Before their rematch for the unified light heavyweight titles Kovalev mocks Ward s Son of God nickname calling him the Son of Judges

TENSIONS RISING. Sergey Kovalev wasn't interested in sticking around to listen to Andre Ward at their final press conference. File photo by Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

Kovalev cries foul after Ward loss: 'it's the wrong decision'

Nov 20, 2016 - 4:56 PM

Sergey Kovalev accuses US judges of favoring American boxer Andre Ward after he loses a disputed unanimous decision

DISPUTED DECISION. Sergey Kovalev scored a knockdown and was credited with landing more punches but lost a 7 rounds on each of the 3 scorecards. Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

Ward gets floored, but rises up to decision Kovalev

Nov 20, 2016 - 1:40 PM

Andre Ward overcomes a second round knockdown to win a razor thin decision and 3 light heavyweight title belts

WATCH: Russian KO king Kovalev demolishes Mohammedi

Jul 26, 2015 - 4:52 PM

Unified light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev finished Nadjib Mohammedi in 3 rounds but lineal champion Adonis Stevenson says he remains unimpressed

ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST. Sergey Kovalev, seen during his points win over Bernard Hopkins, found the target early and often against Nadjib Mohammedi. File photo by Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

KO artist Kovalev defends light heavy titles vs Mohammedi

Jul 24, 2015 - 2:39 PM

Knockout king Sergey Kovalev who has stopped 10 of his last 12 opponents is a heavy favorite against Nadjib Mohammedi this weekend

Sergey Kovalev lands a right hand during his dominant win over Bernard Hopkins. Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

Dominant Kovalev overpowers Pascal to retain light heavyweight titles

Mar 15, 2015 - 2:41 PM

WBA WBO IBF light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev drops Jean Pascal in round 3 and stops the Canadian boxer for the first time in his career

Sergey Kovalev (L) holds three of the four major belts at 175 pounds, and could set his targets on another Canadian - WBC titleholder Adonis Stevenson. Photo by Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images/AFP

Hopkins shows age in lopsided loss to Kovalev

Nov 09, 2014 - 5:07 PM

Bernard Hopkins loses with a lopsided unanimous decision against Sergey Kovalev

OLD MAN DOWN. 50-year-old Bernard Hopkins (R) loses to 31-year-old Sergey Kovalev.Photo by Don Emmert/AFP

Bernard Hopkins, 49, set for title unification vs Russian Kovalev

Aug 05, 2014 - 4:55 PM

Bernard Hopkins will take another huge leap in the twilight of his prizefighting career as he is set to unify the light heavyweight titles against Sergey Kovalev

'A CLOCK WITH NO HANDS.' Bernard Hopkins will once again tempt fate by unifying the light heavyweight titles with unbeaten KO artist Sergey Kovalev. Photo by Andrew Gombert/EPA

Boxing: Ageless Bernard Hopkins seeks undisputed crown at 49

Jan 25, 2014 - 4:59 AM

Age defying American fighter Bernard Hopkins already the oldest boxer to win a major title wants a chance to celebrate his 50th birthday next year as the undisputed world light heavyweight champion

TIMELESS. Bernard Hopkins is seeking to unify the light heavyweight title at an age when most boxers are long retired. Photo by Andrew Gombert/EPA