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Bernard Hopkins Vs. Sergey Kovalev Confirm...

Glax0r's Photo Glax0r 22 Aug 2014

BERNARD HOPKINS VS. SERGEY KOVALEV CONFIRMED TO TAKE PLACE AT BOARDWALK HALL IN ATLANTIC CITY, NJ ON SATURDAY, NOV. 8 LIVE ON HBO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING®


Tickets Go On Sale Friday, Sept. 5!  

Atlantic City, NJ (Aug. 22) - Since the August 4th official announcement of the Bernard "The Alien" Hopkins vs. Sergey "Krusher" Kovalev light heavyweight title unification fight, the boxing world has been waiting and wondering when and where the two will meet and put their respective titles on the line. The wait is over as Golden Boy Promotions and Main Events announced today that the fall's most anticipated boxing event bout will take place Saturday, Nov. 8 at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ live on HBO World Championship Boxing.


Tickets priced at $300, $200, $150, $100 and $50, plus applicable fees and service charges, go on sale on Friday, Sept. 5 at noon ET and will be available for purchase at the Boardwalk Hall box office, by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 736-1420 or online at www.ticketmaster.com.




Both fighters have a history of big fights on the Jersey Shore as Hopkins has fought 19 times in Atlantic City, five of which took place at Boardwalk Hall. Kovalev fought his only two American title defenses in Atlantic City, both of which were knockouts. Most recently against Blake Caparello on August 2nd.

"Atlantic City is a second home to me," said Hopkins. "Some of my most memorable victories and greatest accomplishments of my career have taken place there including my fights against Antonio Tarver and Kelly Pavlik. I expect Philly to represent and come out to Boardwalk Hall to see me make history once again."

"I am happy to be back in Atlantic City," said Kovalev.  "This is my third time fighting there, but this is the most special because this time I am facing the legendary Bernard Hopkins."

"November 8 is going to be a great night for boxing in Atlantic City, said Oscar De La Hoya, founder and president of Golden Boy Promotions.  "I would like to thank Caesars Atlantic City, Global-Spectrum, the Atlantic City Alliance, Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) and the New Jersey Sports & Exposition Authority (NJSEA) for working together to bring this fight to the boardwalk, where east coast fans can get to see a historic fight between Bernard Hopkins and Sergey Kovalev and show the world what a big fight night is all about."

"This fight is exactly where it belongs," said Kathy Duva, Chief Executive Officer of Main Events. "Sergey Kovalev made his last two title defenses in Atlantic City and Bernard Hopkins fought much of his career there.  Boardwalk Hall has a rich history in boxing and it holds a lot of great memories for Main Events, working in conjunction with Ken Condon and Caesars. I look forward to making some more memories on November 8th."

"We're thrilled to have one of the top boxing matches in the country here in Atlantic City," said John Palmieri, Executive Director of CRDA. "We've been known for hosting great fight events for many years, and we welcome the fans, as usual, to experience all the action at both Boardwalk Hall and throughout the city."

"Bernard Hopkins is a world champion athlete who grew up and trained in the greater Philadelphia area, just a short ride from Atlantic City, so this fight is going to be a great draw for the destination," said Kevin Ortzman, President and General Manager for Caesars, Bally's and Showboat Atlantic City.  "Some of the greatest boxing matches and sporting events have been hosted in Historic Boardwalk Hall - and this November, Atlantic City will once again be the backdrop to one of the most historic bouts in the sport - Caesars is proud to sponsor this event and look forward to an entertaining weekend this fall."

Hopkins vs. Kovalev is a 12-round Unification bout for the IBF, WBA and WBO Light Heavyweight World titles, presented by Golden Boy Promotions and Main Events in association with Caesars Atlantic City, Corona Extra, AT&T and Hortitsia Vodka.  The HBO World Championship Boxing telecast begins at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT.

For more information, visit www.goldenboypromotions.com, www.mainevents.com, www.hbo.com/boxing or http://www.boardwalkhall.com/.

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CHAVEZ4EVER's Photo CHAVEZ4EVER 22 Aug 2014

NICE MATCH UP! HOPKINS BY UD.
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True Fist's Photo True Fist 22 Aug 2014

Nice, non ppv! Really looking forward to this fight!
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boxalettice 's Photo boxalettice 22 Aug 2014

The russian cleans house in 3 rds and hopkins gos out in the stretcher unless it fixed.
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Chance's Photo Chance 22 Aug 2014

Will be nice to see Golden Boy back on HBO.
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prophecy's Photo prophecy 22 Aug 2014

Kovalev can't fight going backwards, doesn't counter, and when attacked he just kinda reels back in full retreat.. On top of that you can see when he's resetting after being turned. If he didn't have a punch this would be an easy pick for most of you. If I see this I just know Bernard does. His punch, that's literally the only thing that makes him this interesting as an opponent and we all know Bernard is a master at taking away your best weapon.. especially if you only have one. Bernard tends to look his best when the threat is serious. I assume this will be another case of that, if not, age has played its course.
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prophecy's Photo prophecy 22 Aug 2014

View Postboxadore, on 22 August 2014 - 08:31 PM, said:

The russian cleans house in 3 rds and hopkins gos out in the stretcher unless it fixed.

Meaning no matter what if Bernard wins you'll think it's fixed
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View Postprophecy, on 22 August 2014 - 09:48 PM, said:

Kovalev can't fight going backwards, doesn't counter, and when attacked he just kinda reels back in full retreat.. On top of that you can see when he's resetting after being turned. If he didn't have a punch this would be an easy pick for most of you. If I see this I just know Bernard does. His punch, that's literally the only thing that makes him this interesting as an opponent and we all know Bernard is a master at taking away your best weapon.. especially if you only have one. Bernard tends to look his best when the threat is serious. I assume this will be another case of that, if not, age has played its course.

Kovalev doesn't need to fight backwards.  And doesn't counter? Bullshit.
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SuperiorKnowledge's Photo SuperiorKnowledge 22 Aug 2014

If Kovalev didn't have a monsterous punch he would still be a successful professional, undoubtedly. The man's got skills and is tough as nails. Very fluid combination, great accuracy, and he's light on his feet. He also has a sturdy chin and a killer instinct. He also throws a lot of punches and can be calculated with his attack. He doesn't look for a knockout unless he knows he can get. First and foremost, he's a boxer, unlike Pavlik, Lucas, etc.

Yet, we have pounders that just want to call him a Pavlik Prototype. When Pavlik was fighting in his little rural backyard Kovalev had a record of   195-18, and he was fighting for a spot on the Russian Olympic team—a team compromised of the most gold medals next to the Cubans since the 70s..

Get educated.
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Antonious's Photo Antonious 22 Aug 2014

Kovalevs seems like a one trick pony at times. Hopkins will take full advantage and cruise to a decision.
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ShameLess's Photo ShameLess 22 Aug 2014

Pumpkins by ud mane
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prophecy's Photo prophecy 22 Aug 2014

View PostSuperiorKnowledge, on 22 August 2014 - 10:45 PM, said:



Kovalev doesn't need to fight backwards.  And doesn't counter? Bullshit.

Um.. He doesn't need to fight going backwards until someone pushes him back. And please tell me a fight where this counter punching you see is in full effect.... Don't worry, I'll wait.
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prophecy's Photo prophecy 23 Aug 2014

View PostSuperiorKnowledge, on 22 August 2014 - 10:49 PM, said:

If Kovalev didn't have a monsterous punch he would still be a successful professional, undoubtedly. The man's got skills and is tough as nails. Very fluid combination, great accuracy, and he's light on his feet. He also has a sturdy chin and a killer instinct. He also throws a lot of punches and can be calculated with his attack. He doesn't look for a knockout unless he knows he can get. First and foremost, he's a boxer, unlike Pavlik, Lucas, etc.

Yet, we have pounders that just want to call him a Pavlik Prototype. When Pavlik was fighting in his little rural backyard Kovalev had a record of   195-18, and he was fighting for a spot on the Russian Olympic team—a team compromised of the most gold medals next to the Cubans since the 70s..

Get educated.

Stop.. Please stop. You're awful at analyzing.. He'd still be a good professional without his punch? Maybe. But not what he is today. That's for sure. Where are his skills? Show me the subtleties of his game where he catch and counters, where he pivots and angles out to his opponents weak side, where he displays head control, where he steps back and counters, where he changes levels, where he throws a combination and then turns his opponent.. Please, give me something. You wanna say he's not a Pavlik prototype, maybe that's true to SOME degree but let me ask you this.. Who were YOU picking in Hopkins/Pavlik fight? Of course you'll say Hopkins now to prove your point.. Smh.. Step your game up.
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SuperiorKnowledge's Photo SuperiorKnowledge 23 Aug 2014

View Postprophecy, on 23 August 2014 - 12:02 AM, said:

Stop.. Please stop. You're awful at analyzing.. He'd still be a good professional without his punch? Maybe. But not what he is today. That's for sure. Where are his skills? Show me the subtleties of his game where he catch and counters, where he pivots and angles out to his opponents weak side, where he displays head control, where he steps back and counters, where he changes levels, where he throws a combination and then turns his opponent.. Please, give me something. You wanna say he's not a Pavlik prototype, maybe that's true to SOME degree but let me ask you this.. Who were YOU picking in Hopkins/Pavlik fight? Of course you'll say Hopkins now to prove your point.. Smh.. Step your game up.

Enough with your cute little theatrics... Kovalev wouldn't have gotten this far if it was just for his punch.

He doesn't need to be subtle nor extremely slick to be a great fighter. You've inculcated this notion into your head and you seem to hold it as a gauge towards assessing other fighters. You don't need to fight like Floyd and Ward to be great.

Kovalev does feint; he does have superb accuracy, a killer instinct, he does throw a volume of punches, his combinations are fluid and he's not just a headhunter, he is light on his feet, and he is the hardest puncher in boxing. These are tangibles that corroborate a greater fighter's repertoire. I understand you idolize slick boxers, but you have a very myopic view on what a great boxer/fighter embodies.
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SuperiorKnowledge's Photo SuperiorKnowledge 23 Aug 2014

it's irrelevant who I picked in the Pavlik matchup—Kovalev would make Pavlik eat shit every day of the week.
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