IBR on UCN Live

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“At the Saturday press conference to announce his July fight with Isaac Chilemba, light heavyweight reaper Sergey Kovalev described his profession as follows: “Boxing, for me, is a street fight with rules.” That qualifier “for me” is no trifle: Between the ropes, IBF/WBA/WBO titlist Kovalev conducts himself with the malice of a man fighting beyond them, one only restrained by the conventions of sportsmanship for the purpose of victory and compensation. For Kovalev, it seems boxing is a sport, second, and something more primal, first.”

Read: Aftermath: On Golovkin-Wade, Gonzalez-Arroyo, and Sergey Kovalev on UCN Live.

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