Krusher Sergey Kovalev 32-2, 28 KO defends his WBO bauble against longtime Canadian lightheavy contender, Eleider Alvarez, 23-0, 11 KO @Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City this Saturday, August 8th.
Alvarez has fallen into the Montreal vacuum of boxing after his natural rival, Adonis Stevenson, avoided most every fight against legit contenders during his WBC run with the belt, a shameful stain on Canadian boxing and the WBC not to mention Stevenson himself, but of course this former pimp has proven throughout his career to be utterly shameless. The good news though is with Montreal being so close to Atlantic City, this fight has a feel of an easy regional commute with plenty of Alvarez’s Montreal fans showing up.
Have to figure Alvarez will be over matched here, but Kovalev is moving up in age, 35, and at least partially if not fully self trained these days though supposedly he hired a staff for this fight. Regardless, they still have to fight in the ring to prove their current mettle as boxing kicks the can down the road as they try to rebuild from their self created travesties marking a long decline in the public interest of boxing in spite of the general gameness of the fighters.
Enough already, let’s get it on!