Kovalev defeats Boone
ATLANTA, GEORGIA (October 12, 2010)—This past Saturday night in Atlanta, Light Heavyweight sensation Sergey Kovalev ran his record to a perfect 10-0 with 9 KO's as he was taken distance for the first time in his career and scored an eight round decision over veteran upset specialist Darnell Boone.
Article posted on 13.10.2010
This was a great learning experience for Kovalev, who was sent to canvas for the first time in his career in round seven but stood up to win victory.
To have beaten a guy like Boone is a big growth for Kovelev specially in Boone's home town as Boone has defeated against undefeated Ronald Johnson, Contender Willie Lee (14-3), undefeated James Countryman (8-0); prospect Rasheem Brown (17-2); undefeated James Johnson (7-0); prospects Calvin Green (20-3) and Louis Turner (12-2) in second round knockout stoped hot prospect Adonis Stevenson (13-0) and went to distance 10 rounds with Jean Pascal who is present Light Heavyweight WBC Champion . Boone also has the distinction of scoring a knockdown against world super middleweight champion Andre Ward.
“This is a great win for Sergey”, said Egis Klimas, who manages Kovalev.
“Boone is one of the toughest out there and for Sergey to beat him in just his tenth fight says a lot and gives us the confidence that he can compete with any of the prospects in Light Heavyweight division. “
Right after the win next day, Kovalev and Klimas hopped on a plane to Florida to meet with legendary promoter Don King about a potential promotional deal.
“We had a great meeting with Don”, continued Klimas.
“If we can work something out, Sergey will be fighting on the big stage very soon”
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