Publish Date: 08/05/2018
Fact checked by: Mike Goodpaster
Whatever was left of Sergey Kovalev’s once-ominous presence in the light heavyweight division was hammered into the canvas Saturday night — three times — by unbeaten Eleider Alvarez.
There’s a rematch clause. Does Kovalev want anymore, or is he mentally broken and physically faded? We analyze the possibilities for both fighters, as well as up-and-coming Dmitry Bivol, with our expert analysts, Rizwaan Zahid and John J. Raspanti, who also tell us what impact a Fury-Wilder fight will have on the leverage Joshua and Hearn have been holding, Tony Bellew’s willingness to face Oleksanr Usyk at cruiserweight, and the brutal “award” bestowed upon Texas referee Laurence Cole by the Boxing Writers Association of America, which called him out for a sleazy and/or incompetent career.
Our British correspondent, Paul McLaughlin, follows with an inside peek at the United Kingdom boxing scene, including Carl Froch’s take on the Groves-Smith collision in Saudi Arabia, Bellew-Usyk, and Fury-Wilder.
And we speak in-depth with the biological son of the most-ominous heavyweight champion in boxing history, Sonny Liston. Philadelphia resident Bill Wingate shares stunning stories about the father he knew, and his own remarkable life.
Dennis Taylor is host of The Ringside Boxing Show, editor/publisher of www.ringsideboxingshow.com, and co-author (with John J. Raspanti) of “Intimate Warfare: The True Story of the Arturo Gatti and Micky Ward Boxing Trilogy,” an Amazon bestseller.
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