IBR on UNC Live

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“Perhaps the most interesting glimpse into the psyche of unified light heavyweight titleholder Sergey Kovalev is this: Kovalev once asked his trainer whether he punched hard enough to pursue a career as a professional fighter. That he posed this question at the dawn of his career is telling. Is it not possible this question hints at a fissure in the armor of boxing’s resident bully? In wondering if he has power enough to succeed – despite power hardly being a necessary or sufficient condition of success in the ring – Kovalev might well be revealing what fighting anxieties plague him in his most private moments.”

Read Aftermath: On Kovalev-Chilemba and Golovkin-Brook on UCN Live.


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