Eléyder Álvarez Baytar vs. Sergey Alexandrovich Kovalev II & Óscar Valdez vs. Carmine Tommasone RBR

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  1. Babality

    Babality KTFO!!!!!!! Full Member

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    Timid performance for Eledier.
     
  2. IntentionalButt

    IntentionalButt Tyler went away. Tyler's gone. Staff Member

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    Round 12

    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.

    10-9 Kovalev

    116-112 Kovalev
     
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  3. gdm

    gdm Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Caliboxing Usyk #1 Full Member

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    That's a great performance. Gotta be satisfying as ****. Can't underestimate a champ
     
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  6. Rock0052

    Rock0052 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    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.
     
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  7. David B

    David B Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    118-110 Kovalev
     
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  8. UnleashtheFURY

    UnleashtheFURY Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    10-9 Kovalev 118-110 Kovalev
     
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    thesmokingm Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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  10. lobk

    lobk Original ESB Member Full Member

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    I thought Alvarez would come out with more urgency in rnd 12 but it was Kovalev that landed the harder head snapping punches.
     
  11. Somachenko

    Somachenko The Matador Team Full Member

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    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
    Aldo
    and Kovalev would win, I would never have believed you
     
  12. technocrato

    technocrato Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Now let's bring Beterbiev vs Kovalev
     
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  13. minemax

    minemax Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Egis Klimas said "We fu**ed em up!" (translated from Russian) :lol:
     
  14. GoldenArms

    GoldenArms Well-Known Member Full Member

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    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.
     
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  15. kirk

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    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.
     
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  16. JacK Rauber

    JacK Rauber The Pain Game Full Member

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    Kov outsmarted him. EA too predictable.
     

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