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Kovalev Defeats Bernard Hopkins

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Kovalev defeats Bernard Hopkins

By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com


Hopkins Dominated By Kovalev

Sergey Kovalev defeated Bernard Hopkins by unanimous decision to defend his WBO light heavyweight title.

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- Sergey Kovalev put on a dominant performance, unified three light heavyweight world titles and showed that the "Alien" Bernard Hopkins is human after all.

Kovalev dropped Hopkins in the first round, pounded him throughout the one-sided fight and won a shutout decision in a masterful performance before 8,545 on Saturday night at Boardwalk Hall.

Hopkins had made magic at Boardwalk Hall in the past, authoring two of his greatest upsets -- his tour de force against Kelly Pavlik in 2008 and his first light heavyweight championship victory against Antonio Tarver in 2006. But there was no magic on this night...

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