Former gentle heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev may doubtlessly return to the ring within the cruiserweight division, in keeping with a supply within the boxer’s group.
Kovalev (34-4-1, 29 KOs), 38-years-old, made his professional debut in 2009 and he is fought on the gentle heavyweight restrict for the complete period of profession.
“The cruiserweight division is among the choices,” the supply stated to Tass.
The Russian boxer has been out of the ring since November of 2009, when he suffered an eleventh spherical knockout loss by the hands of Saul “Canelo” Alvarez. Their struggle was very shut on the official playing cards on the time of the knockout, with tallies of 96-94 for Canelo, 96-94 for Canelo and 95-95. The Mexican star moved up by two weight divisions to take that struggle.
Kovalev is now 2-2 in his final 4 fights.
He was scheduled to return in January in opposition to up-and-comer Bektemir “Bek Bully” Melikuziev.
Your entire occasion was canceled after Kovalev examined optimistic for traces of artificial testosterone. The take a look at outcome was revealed by the Voluntary Doping Testing Affiliation (VADA).
Kovalev was by no means really suspended for the infraction, as there was discuss that his take a look at outcome could have been on account of some type of contamination. The three-time gentle heavyweight champion has reportedly handed six VADA assessments since.
As to the place and when Kovalev will struggle once more, a supply from his group signifies that having a struggle in Russia is a chance.
“A struggle in Russia is feasible. However there are different choices,” the supply stated.