Kovalev nearly a 3/1 underdog in his upcoming fight

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  1. JBoog89

    JBoog89 Member banned Full Member

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    Looking more and more like John David Johnson was speaking the truth about him.
     
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  2. Somali Sanil

    Somali Sanil Wild Buffalo Man Full Member

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    He had his part to play. Weird relationship, I think JDJ was snide and Kov liked abusing him for it. Not professional whatsoever
     
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  3. UniversalPart

    UniversalPart Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Agree.

    This is DAZN's way of cutting him out so they dont have to pay him his remaining $2,000,000 per fight left on his total 3 fight contract.
     
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  4. eltirado

    eltirado Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Keeping Kovalev out of action, also prevents him from undermining the high-value wins DAZN "invested in". Kovalev made an irreversible decision to cash-out, he made that decision assuming that he will be able to collect multiple paychecks facing new prospects.

    Ped-testing blackmail is a Complex situation, because all top promoters are also comfortable with the PED testing blackmail, its an excellent method to put-down journeyman who accidently gets ranked or win a fight he was supposed to lose.
     
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  5. lepinthehood

    lepinthehood The Stoneman Full Member

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    he has about 2-3 rounds in him, and hes not an aggressive finisher anymore. yeh he will get ko'd mid rounds.
     
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  6. Somali Sanil

    Somali Sanil Wild Buffalo Man Full Member

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    Never thought of it like that.. Makes sense
     
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  7. UniversalPart

    UniversalPart Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Also, don't forget that Kovalev was in hot water with DAZN for streaming the Smith-Canelo fight and broadcasting it to 2,500 people. If each person that watched it represented a lost PPV sale then that's hundreds of thousands in lost revenue for DAZN. This could be a reprisal for them in many ways. They are a company run by billionaires so lacking ethics and petty revenge is par for the course for them.

    The guy is an uneducated Russian hillbilly who had a very short and incredible prime and amazing power with killer finishing instincts. He was exciting but his mental immaturity means he was always a disaster waiting to happen.

    He is better off moving to Russia where he can play the fool
     
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  8. Heavy_Hitter

    Heavy_Hitter Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Good point.
    DAZN wanted to get rid of him since they found out he was streaming their events on his site for free.
    DAZN is owned by Putin's buddy Blavatnik, who got pissed off at Kovalev for stealing his $.
     
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  9. vast

    vast Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Kovalev just keeps stepping on his own, now tattered, legacy.
     
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  10. IntentionalButt

    IntentionalButt ESB's own bitchy old Capote-cum-Runyon Full Member

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    What about Jack Daniel Jackson?
     
  11. drenlou

    drenlou The Real KING OF THE HILL! Full Member

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    Oh for real? When they fighting again? I wanna make sure i tune in
     
  12. UniversalPart

    UniversalPart Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    You mean Jerome David Johnson?