Boxing

Andre Ward’s trainer Virgil Hunter is offering former light heavyweight champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev a helping hand to get him back to the top of his game following his second consecutive defeat against Ward. Kovalev was stopped in the 8th round by Ward on June 17th after getting hit with 3 straight hard body shots that folded him in half.

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Middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (37-0, 33 KOs) says he’s got a couple of ideas in how he plans on defeating Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 KOs) on September 16. Golovkin apparently has seen enough of Canelo’s fights to have a couple of game plans that he’s going to use when he gets the smaller, weaker Canelo inside the ring at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Matchroom Sport promoter Eddie Hearn wants WBC heavyweight champion Deontay “Bronze Bomber” Wilder (38-0, 37 KOs) to get his fighter #5 WBC Dillian Whyte (21-1, 15 KOs) a title shot in what would be a voluntary defense for Wilder in September or October or possibly later. Deontay has a mandatory defense due against Bermane Stivern, the #1 WBC ranked contender.

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Middleweight kingpin Gennady “GGG” Golovkin has been criticized by others in the past including this writer but it turns out he is one of the smartest man in boxing. He has great management and his boxing choices cannot be taken for granted after what has happened recently in the boxing world.

GGG once complained he would fight anyone and was then challenged by then challenged by former super middleweight champion Andre Ward. GGG avoided that fight and after what the boxing world saw what happened to Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev, I can’t blame him. The 34-year-old Kovalev is a bigger, stronger, faster and slightly younger version of the 35-year-old Golovkin.

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