Kovalev: I broke Pascal’s nose

Jean Pascal, Sergey Kovalev - A gleeful sounding IBF/WBA/WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev (29-0-1, 26 KOs) boasted about his 7th round knockout win over the faded looking Jean Pascal (30-4-1, 17 KOs) last night in their rematch at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada. Kovalev, 32, stated after the fight that he broke Pascal's nose with what he believes was a left hand.

A gleeful sounding IBF/WBA/WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev (29-0-1, 26 KOs) boasted about his 7th round knockout win over the faded looking Jean Pascal (30-4-1, 17 KOs) last night in their rematch at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada. Kovalev, 32, stated after the fight that he broke Pascal’s nose with what he believes was a left hand.

Kovalev says he hurt his left hand in the process of breaking Pascal’s nose. It must have been a hard punch because Pascal’s nose had swelled up badly at then end of the fight. Kovalev says he had a bet with Pascal that he would stop him before the eighth round.

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Golovkin won’t negotiate with Canelo on weight

Gennady Golovkin, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez - Letting Canelo, a much more popular fighter, have his way in the negotiations would seem like a normal thing for most fighter’s management to do. If Canelo wants a weight advantage, then it would make sense to allow him to have the advantage in order to get the fight. Golovkin is said to be lighter fighter than Canelo, so it shouldn’t be a big deal for him to agree to the 155lb catch-weight that Canelo requests for the fight.

WBC middleweight champion Saul Canelo Alvarez is going to need to decision whether he wants to defend his WBC title against his mandatory challenger Gennady Golovkin or not. Golovkin’s promoter Tom Loeffler says that they will negotiate on weight for the fight.
The decision not to negotiate on the weight for the fight likely comes from Golovkin himself rather than Loeffler.

Letting Canelo, a much more popular fighter, have his way in the negotiations would seem like a normal thing for most fighter’s management to do. If Canelo wants a weight advantage, then it would make sense to allow him to have the advantage in order to get the fight. Golovkin is said to be lighter fighter than Canelo, so it shouldn’t be a big deal for him to agree to the 155lb catch-weight that Canelo requests for the fight.

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DeGale: Golovkin needs to move up in weight

Gennady Golovkin, James DeGale - By Abdi Haid: IBF super middleweight champion James "Chunky" DeGale (22-1, 14 KOs) says he's interested in facing IBF/IBO/WBA middleweight champion Gennady "Triple G" Golovkin (34-0, 31 KOs), but for that fight to happen, Golovkin will need to move up in weight. DeGale believes that it'll be an even fight when Golovkin does move up in weight because his punching power won't be as pronounced in the 168lb division as it is at 160 right now against the opposition he's been facing. DeGale says Golovkin is short and only 5'9", and he believes he's going to have some serious tests when he goes up a weight division.

By Abdi Haid: IBF super middleweight champion James “Chunky” DeGale (22-1, 14 KOs) says he’s interested in facing IBF/IBO/WBA middleweight champion Gennady “Triple G” Golovkin (34-0, 31 KOs), but for that fight to happen, Golovkin will need to move up in weight. DeGale believes that it’ll be an even fight when Golovkin does move up in weight because his punching power won’t be as pronounced in the 168lb division as it is at 160 right now against the opposition he’s been facing. DeGale says Golovkin is short and only 5’9″, and he believes he’s going to have some serious tests when he goes up a weight division.

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Golovkin clears up Groves sparring rumors

Gennady Golovkin, George Groves - By Abdi Haid: In the past, British super middleweight George Groves sparred with unbeaten middleweight Gennady Golovkin to help him out to get ready for one of his fights. Not long after their sparring sessions rumors surfaced about how the hard hitting Groves knocked Golovkin to the canvas during the sparring sessions. A lot of boxing fans believed this.

By Abdi Haid: In the past, British super middleweight George Groves sparred with unbeaten middleweight Gennady Golovkin to help him out to get ready for one of his fights. Not long after their sparring sessions rumors surfaced about how the hard hitting Groves knocked Golovkin to the canvas during the sparring sessions. A lot of boxing fans believed this.

However, this week, Golovkin finally cleared the air about what happened during the sparring sessions, saying that it was spar for him because Groves didn’t have much in the way of hand speed. Golovkin further said he hurt Groves with a body shot that he thinks broke his ribs. At this point the sparring session was halted by Groves’ team.

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