Sergey Kovalev: “I Would Like A Third Fight Against Ward” – Sergey Kovalev (31-2-1, 27 KOs) continues his rise back to the top of the light heavyweight division when he returns to the Mecca of Boxing, The Madison Square Garden on Saturday, March 3rd to defend the WBO Light Heavyweight World Title versus southpaw Igor Mikhalkin (21-1-0, 9 KOs), originally of Irkutsk, Russia, now fighting out of Hamburg, Germany.
Last November, the Big Apple welcomed Kovalev with open arms as he made his New York debut with a stoppage of Vyacheslav Shabranskyy in the second round to reclaim his WBO Light Heavyweight World Title. After defeating Shabranskyy, Sergey was hoping to land a unification fight with belt holders Artur Beterbiev (IBF), Dmitry Bivol (WBA) and Adonis Stevenson (WBC)., however a more likely fight would be Sullivan Barrera (21-1, 14 KOs), WBA ordered Bivol to make a mandatory defence against Barrera so “The Krusher” had to look for another opponent.
Once again our man Marcelino Castillo talks to Sergey, the champion says he would like to have an unification title fight in the near future. Also Kovalev makes some comments about retired and former champion Andre Ward, who defeated him twice, the russian says he is open for a third fight.
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