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.