Sergey Kovalev failed to drop Eleider Alvarez in 19 rounds? Evidence Kovalev has suspect power?

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Did Eleider Alvarez expose Kovalev's power of being suspect?

  1. Yes, Kovalev's power has been proven to be suspect at the elite / highest level

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  2. No

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  1. Luis Fernando

    Luis Fernando Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Eleider Alvarez stopped Kovalev in the first fight by dropping him thrice. Kovalev couldn't avenge his stoppage defeat via a stoppage win of his own, but instead needed a decision. Despite the fact that Kovalev had 19 rounds in his hands, to crack Alvarez's chin / durability.

    Kovalev has always been considered a 'knockout artist'? So does his decision win over Alvarez in the rematch, really 'avenge' and make up for his stoppage loss against Alvarez in their first encounter?

    Is the truth finally being revealed, that Kovalev always had suspect power at the ELITE LEVEL?
     
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  2. Max Thunder

    Max Thunder Useless Dosser Full Member

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    INSANELY dumb thread of ASTRONOMICAL proportions.
     
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  3. Robney

    Robney ᴻᴼ ᴸᴼᴻᴳᴲᴿ ᴲ۷ᴵᴸ Full Member

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    Pulling an MVC here?! :dunno
     
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    andrewa1 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Here we go again.
     
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    Liquorice Well-Known Member Full Member

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  6. HerolGee

    HerolGee Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Kov is one of the greatest smashers of this decade, this is preposterous. He smashed at world level many times, i tihnk you are asking too much for him to smash everyone he faces at world and above.
     
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  7. Serge

    Serge MUH RUSSIA, NOVICHOK, MELDONIUM, DOE Staff Member

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    :lol:

    Nathan Cleverly

    ''Kovalev is a massive puncher; each punch is like being hit by a sledgehammer,'' Cleverly said. ''He sparked Ismayl Sillah clean out in the second round '' he was completely gone. He didn't do that to me, he shook me up and I was in no position to continue really, I was drunk from the punches and I have got a great chin, so he does hit hard and he's probably the most dangerous Light Heavyweight out there.''

    Were you surprised by how hard he hit?

    I suppose I wasn't surprised because with his record it was inevitable that he was a banger and every shot he threw was a thudding shot. It was like a hammer. He wasn't rapid fast, he had good timing, good distance and his punches were just so hard... His jab, his right hand. Just when he caught you on the shoulder he would have an impact and he was just clubbing me. He just clubs you with his heavy hands and he's the type to just club you into submission. That's his aim. To club you until he puts you down. I just kept it tight early but I knew, after taking a few of his punches, I knew I couldn't afford to be caught with a shot on the chin. I knew that. I remember thinking in the first round, if he catches me clean, I'm gone. I remember thinking that.

    Yeah. I did think I would be able to take it but I knew, I knew and especially from the first round '' I knew if he caught me clean it was highly likely I would go. Even the shots on the gloves and the shoulder, the impact was really heavy. It was clear to me from the first couple of punches that when this guy landed I would be in trouble.



    ''Kovalev is an animal of a puncher''

    -- Nathan Cleverly

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    Darnell Boone

    'KOD: Who is the hardest puncher that you have fought?

    Darnell Boone: The hardest puncher was [Sergey] Kovalev. He knows exactly how to use his height and leverage with punches. He keeps you on the outside, away from getting on the inside on him. He fights tall.

    Cornelius White

    ''His power is unreal,'' White said of Kovalev. ''I've never felt that power before. I've fought heavyweights, cruiserweights and I've never felt that before. And they weren't bricks. It was steel.''

    Interview with former Kovalev victim Lionell Thompson. Thompson has sparred against a who's who of the LHW and SMW divisions: Dawson, Bute, Froch, Pascal Troy Ross, David Lemieux and numerous others too. He said every shot he throws is heavy, even the ones on the arms and gloves hurt and that no one hits like Kovalev.



    ''I ain't ever been hit that hard. When he hit me it felt like somebody lifted the soul out of my body.''



    Earl Newman

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    Pascal on Kovalev, Beterbiev, and Bivol

    'Pascal is very familiar with all three of the Russian boxers.

    He suffered two defeats at the hands of Kovalev, he used Bivol as a sparring partner, and Beterbiev was his stablemate in the gym.

    While he believes Beterbiev is the best fighter of the three, he says Kovalev is the hardest puncher of the three. 2018 will be interested year to watch, if all three Russian punchers will begin to face each other in unification bouts.

    "Bivol was my training partner for my second fight against Kovalev. Who has the style that was more complicated for me, it was Kovalev. The best of the three? It's Beterbiev. On the other hand, the one that hits the hardest, it is Kovalev," Pascal told The Montreal Journal.
     
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  8. Liquorice

    Liquorice Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Didn't he drop Pascal with a jab? :lol:
     
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  9. Serge

    Serge MUH RUSSIA, NOVICHOK, MELDONIUM, DOE Staff Member

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    Alvarez was definitely feeling the weight of Kovalev's shots and Kovalev did hurt him a few times albeit not badly. If what Marc Ramsey (Alvarez's trainer) said about how heavy they were for the first fight is true (according to him Alvarez weighed 192 on fight night), then that means Alvarez is a very big LHW. And Kovalev said he only rehydrated 2kgs after the weigh in for the rematch, which means that was his career lightest weight and he was actually under 180lbs.
     
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  10. Serge

    Serge MUH RUSSIA, NOVICHOK, MELDONIUM, DOE Staff Member

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    Yeah but the ref didn't count it

     
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  11. Serge

    Serge MUH RUSSIA, NOVICHOK, MELDONIUM, DOE Staff Member

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    Liquorice Well-Known Member Full Member

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  13. Liquorice

    Liquorice Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Maybe Alvarez just has a very good chin too?
     
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  14. Serge

    Serge MUH RUSSIA, NOVICHOK, MELDONIUM, DOE Staff Member

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    No doubt, a good chin and a very tight defence. And he was reluctant to let his hands go for a reason and was very conscious of not getting caught clean with too many big shots, especially with counters during exchanges.
     
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  15. northpaw

    northpaw Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Or...........just hear me out..............perhaps Alvarez simply has an excellent chin.
    It does happen.......
     

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