Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by IntentionalButt, Feb 2, 2019.
Timid performance for Eledier.
Álvarez is jabbing at the body from a turtle shell, not following his corner's advice to come out guns blazing for the knockout. In contrast, Kovalev heeds McGirt by staying relaxed and painting all over Álvarez's face with the jab. Even after stunning Álvarez with a 1-2 he stays cautiously planted at mid-range, not selling out to force the issue. Álvarez lands a right, and then so does Kovalev. Nice shallow uppercut from Álvarez, bang on the chin, snuck in after crouching in place and then bursting forward, but Kovalev takes it well. Kovalev loops a right around the guard, then dances away from Álvarez landing jabs on the chin and belt line. Lead right by Kovalev pinning Álvarez's glove to his mouth, then ducking away from a counter jab. Left hand by Kovalev.
That's a great performance. Gotta be satisfying as ****. Can't underestimate a champ
I thought Kova was done...props to him for proving me wrong. I didn't think he had it in him to bounce back like this.
10-9 Kovalev 118-110 Kovalev
Easy UD for Kov.
I thought Alvarez would come out with more urgency in rnd 12 but it was Kovalev that landed the harder head snapping punches.
Man what a ****ing night for the old guard in boxing and the UFC. If you told me this morning when I woke up that
and Kovalev would win, I would never have believed you
Now let's bring Beterbiev vs Kovalev
Egis Klimas said "We fu**ed em up!" (translated from Russian)
Kovalev fought a great fight. I didn't think he had that kind of performance in him and really didn't think I'd be saying Buddy did a great job but he did.
Which makes it even worse that he didnt press the fight.
Not pressing the fight because you dont have a good chin and youre fighting a power puncher?.... .aight.
Losing a fight because youre not pressing when you have a good chin and can take the incoming? Nah.
Kov outsmarted him. EA too predictable.