Sergey Kovalev On Top Of The World After Crushing Cleverly
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Since: Jun 13
#1 Aug 18, 2013
By Peter Silkov
(writing for theboxingglove.com )
Sergey Kovalev (22-0-1, 20 KOs) had arrived in Cardiff Wales with the quiet aura of a gunslinger who comes into town determined to prove himself a faster gun than the local hero.
There were those who doubted Kovalev’s reputation and pointed to the lack of many genuine world class names on his resume. Also, a lack of experience, due to miniscule amount of rounds he had built up over the course of twenty-two professional fights.
During the build up to his fight with Nathan Cleverly (26-1, 12 KOs), the Russian challenger said little in reply to the doubters, except to tell them to watch him at work in the ring before they make their minds up about him. Last night, after four rounds at the Motorpoint Arena Cardiff, Wales, about 6000 spectators, and millions of TV viewers’ world wide, were left in no doubt about Kovalev’s credentials, and how his alias of ‘Krusher’ is so well fitting.
During the short fight, Kovalev produced a performance against Cleverly, which was chilling in its skilful brutality. The Russian also showed that his powerful attacks are built upon the foundation of strong technique, including an excellent jab. Read More:
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