Weekend Recap: Kovalev TKO's Pascal Again & Calls out Stevenson
Undefeated Russian WBA/IBF/WBO light heavyweight world champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (29-0-1, 26 KOs) punished former world champion Jean Pascal (30-4-1, 17 KOs) over seven rounds in route to a TKO win Saturday night at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada live on HBO World Championship Boxing.
A stiff power jab by Kovalev dropped Pascal early in round one however the referee ruled it a slip. The Krusher however continued to punish Pascal for the entire fight as his trainer Freddie Roach had seen enough upon returning to his corner after the seventh round.
Kovalev retains his titles improving to 29-0-1, 26 KO's. Pascal goes to 30-4-1, 17 KO's.
Following the fight Kovalev was interviewing with Max Kellerman and expressed his desire to unify titles calling out and teasing WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson. Referring to him as "Adonis Chickenson" as things got intense after.
Dmitry Mikhaylenko Decision Karim Mayfield
Also on the HBO telecast was Kovalev's stablemate unbeaten Russian welterweight Dmitry “The Mechanic” Mikhaylenko (21-0, 9 KOs) won a unanimous decision in dominating Karim “Hard Hitta” Mayfield (19-3-1, 11 KOs). Scores were 100-90, 100-90, and 99-91.
Dmitry Mikhaylenko improves to 21-0, 9 KO's. Karim Mayfield goes to 19-3-1, 11 KOs.