IF Stevenson fought Kovalev

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  1. deathrow666

    deathrow666 New Member Full Member

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    Who takes it circa in 2013-15 when both were at their peaks?
     
  2. Ph33rknot

    Ph33rknot El gran campeón Mexicano Full Member

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    kov takes it in my opinion better all around
     
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  3. Boon

    Boon Member Full Member

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    I think Stevenson. Back then he was in his physical prime, not the 41 year old on his last legs gassed after 2 rounds. Can someone please provide an honest and unbiased explanation on why they did not fight each other back then?
     
  4. Jackomano

    Jackomano Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I'd say egos. They couldn't agree on the network and location and neither side in my opinion made a good effort settling those two issues to make the fight happen. Both sides should've been welling to concede a little to get the fight signed, since it would've been a good payday for both fighters, since them not fighting pretty much stagnated the 175 division.
     
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  5. Cafe

    Cafe Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Kovalev is the better all around fighter. Stevenson has puncher's chance.
     
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  6. Boon

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    That reminds me, I think at one point they both switched to each others networks at the same time (Showtime and HBO I think). It's a shame because the winner would have a been a unified champion, and it would not have taken much at all to get the other belts and really become a star in boxing, a household name and most likely a PPV star.
     
  7. Reg

    Reg Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Kovalev. It took Ward half a fight to figure out how to land on Kovalev and even then he wasn't able to do with from the outside. Stevenson wouldn't be able to counter when Kovalev has near perfect distance control.
     
  8. kirk

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    Kovalev the better fighter who imo should be favored to win on average, Adonis has to obviously be considered a live dog though as I think its very realistic that he can stop Kova any given round.
     
  9. NoNeck

    NoNeck Pugilist Specialist booted Full Member

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    I narrowly woud pick Stevenson. He'd probably land big through Kovalev's upright stance and never seemed to mind a dogfight.
     
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  10. Flo_Raiden

    Flo_Raiden Well-Known Member Full Member

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    I honestly thought it would have been a terrific fight between 2 of the best LHW at the time. Kovalev a bit more rounded and skilled but Adonis had that sneaky left that could have put Kovalev in trouble. I would have favored Jovalev but only slightly.

    Because of Andre Ward we were robbed of arguably the best possible match up.
     
  11. The Akbar One

    The Akbar One Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Stevenson probably KO's him. Kovalev's defense was porous.
     
  12. The Akbar One

    The Akbar One Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Duva and Kovalev asked the WBC for a purse bid. They were granted the purse bid, and then pulled out.
     
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  13. minemax

    minemax Well-Known Member Full Member

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    It would have been a very good fight.
     
  14. MooMan

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  15. exumspate

    exumspate Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Kovalev had far too good of a chin and far too much power, he would have ko’d Stevenson early.
     

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