- Oct 22, 2012
I saw the fight. I was at a party yesterday, so I couldn't watch.
I was so surprised how confident people were that Kovalev was done. The guy barely trained going into the first fight, and to my eyes, he was beating the shit out of Alvarez. Alvarez was just looking for one punch in the first fight, and he knew he couldn't outbox Kovalev. He tried it again in this fight, but it didn't work. Kovalev actually trained and wasn't reckless.
I will say that Kovalev didn't look like the Krusher. He looked gassed again, and Alvarez barely landed anything. I think Kovalev is done at the very top of the sport. Alvarez was always a bit of a bottom top 5 talent. It's going to be hell for Kovalev to beat Bivol or Beterbiev at this stage of his career. Anyways, I got me some solid points on Boxing Prophet thanks to Kovalev. I thought it was going to be a stoppage win, though. I underestimated Alvarez's chin. It's very solid considering he took some hellacious punishment from a very hard puncher.
Congrats to Kovalev, but now he has a fight in the courtroom.
He looked tired to me during the second half of the fight. Not saying he was exhausted, but he looked visibly tired to my eyes. As I said, I might be living in the Twilight Zone when it comes to Kovalev. I feel like people see differently, but it was a great performance.I didn't see Kovalev gas this time at all. (To my amazement.) Must be some Aziza shakes.
The division is stacked, but if Sergey can keep this new style up, where he applies constant pressure and doesn't lunge in, I think ha has a shot at beating anyone not named Bivol.
I'm absolutely astounded at what we saw him do last night. I almost LIKE the guy again !
I think posters here will probably call me crazy, but I think this is 50-50 at this point in Kovalev's career. Ramirez is a tough, relentless bodypuncher, and I think Kovalev is still prone to gassing. Could be that Kovalev just outboxes Ramirez like he did Alvarez, though.Arum is talking about Gilberto Ramirez coming up a division to meet Kovalev.