Thursday, March 26, 2015

WBC Demands Stevenson Face Kovalev

Many will be curious to see how this shakes out. 

The WBC has apparently spoken...and the Council has told it's light heavyweight champ, Adonis Stevenson, to get in the ring with fellow light heavyweight champ Sergey Kovalev. Yup, reports came out today that Kovalev is an official mandatory opponent for Stevenson's share of title.

Whether or not the fight will actually happen is anyone's guess. Truth be told, Stevenson's already severely damaged reputation may well be beyond repair if he steps away from this. For the Canadian stands accused, fairly or not, of  going out of his way to avoid the hard hitting Russian in the past.

If he cares about his legacy at all, Stevenson is going to want to rise to the occasion here. As for Kovalev, he's in so good with boxing's fan base right now, he's got to be laughing at this cherry as it's placed upon the proverbial Sundae.

For now the only thing keeping the guy called "Krusher" from being the undisputed king of the light heavyweights is the belt Stevenson has just been ordered to put on the line by facing him. Indeed, it must be nice to be Kovalev right now.

First he beat Hopkins, then he beat Pascal. And now Stevenson, his illusive prey, is being ordered to finally face him. As for Stevenson, no doubt he'll say he'll be happy to throw down with the Russian. Whether that will be true or not, however, remains to be seen.  

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