Date: 4th March 2018 at 11:37am
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Whilst the world was watching Deontay Wilder in action, at the Barclays Centre in Brooklyn, another decent promotion was taking place at another famous venue in New York.

At the world-famous Madison Square Garden, Sergey Kovalev was back in action.

The Russian, who lost in controversial style to Andre Ward, was making a defence of his WBO light-heavyweight title against another Russian fighter, Igor Mikhalin.

Kovlaev, now 34-years-of-age, dominated the fight, stopping the challenger in the seventh round with the doctor stepping in to call a halt to proceedings.

Talking to the media about his second victory since losing to Andre Ward, Kovalev had this to say,

‘I am back.

‘He looked easy but he was a good boxer and had good stamina.’


The same bill, at the Madison Square Garden, also saw another world title light-heavyweight fight, with yet another Russian, Dmitry Bivol defending his WBA light-heavyweight title against the Cuban fighter, Sullivan Barrera.

Bivol retained his title with a twelfth-round stoppage.

Could a unification bout be in the offering?

 

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