Kovalev vs Shabranskyy

New York, NY: Former Unified Light Heavyweight World Champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (30-2-1, 26 KOs) returns to the ring Saturday, November 25 at The Theater Madison Square Garden to take on hard-hitting contender Vyacheslav “Lion-Heart Chingonskyy” Shabranskyy (19-1, 16 KOs) in a 10-round light heavyweight showdown. Kovalev vs Shabranskyy

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Kovalev vs Shabranskyy

Kovalev vs. Shabranskyy will be promoted by Main Events and Krusher Promotions in association with Golden Boy Promotions, and televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. Kovalev vs Shabranskyy

Tickets for this exciting event will go on sale soon. Kovalev vs Shabranskyy

The Krusher, 34, from Chelyabinsk, Russia, rose to the top of the pound- Kovalev vs Shabranskyy for-pound rankings as he quickly tore through the light heavyweight division, stopping 26 of his 33 opponents. He won the WBO Light Heavyweight Title from Nathan Cleverly in 2013 when he stopped the then-unbeaten champion in Cleverly’s backyard. After three straight title defenses, all knockouts, Kovalev dominated future Hall-of- Shabranskyy vs Kovalev Live, Famer Bernard “The Alien” Hopkins in a unanimous decision shutout to add the WBA and IBF belts to his collection. He continued his run as the unified light heavyweight champion for two more years before meeting undefeated champion and Olympic gold medalist Andre “SOG” Ward in Las Vegas and on HBO pay-per-view. Kovalev dropped two controversial and hard-fought losses to the current pound-for-pound king. Kovalev vs Shabranskyy Live

Now, Sergey Kovalev is ready to write the next chapter of his career. Before returning to the United States from a summer in Russia, he spent time at a monastery in Greece to clear his head and prepare mentally and spiritually for his climb back to the top of his division. Kovalev said, “I learned a lot from my fights with Andre Ward. When you don’t win and when you suffer adversity, it makes you stronger. It also shows you who your real friends are. I feel like I cleaned out my life and now I’m ready to start fresh. I’m very excited to get back in the ring, and fight at Madison Square Garden for the first time, and I’m focused on the future. I’m not looking back.” Kovalev vs Shabranskyy Live

Shabranskyy, 30 of Zhytomyr, Ukraine, and fighting out of Los Angeles, California has quickly made a name for himself in the light heavyweight division. “Slava” made his professional debut in 2012 with 17 straight victories and 14 knockouts. His only career blemish is a hard-fought TKO loss to Sullivan Barrera, the Cuban sensation who is currently ranked #3 by the WBC and #2 by the WBA at light heavyweight. Since his loss to Barrera, Shabranskyy has two straight wins both coming by way of knockout, Shabranskyy vs Kovalev Live, including his most recent win over Todd Unthank May where he secured the WBC USNBC Light Heavyweight Title. This is Shabranskyy’s opportunity to shoot to the top of his division if he can pull off an upset of the former unified champion.

“I’ve been waiting for this fight a long time. I will take this chance to show everyone my abilities and qualities in the ring,” Shabranskyy said. “My coach, Manny Robles and I have been working on movement and defense, which together with my natural power will be more than enough to defeat a great fighter such as Kovalev. I’m proud to represent USA and Ukraine at this fight.”

Main Events CEO Kathy Duva said, “The Theater at Madison Square Garden is really a perfect place for Sergey to start the next chapter of his career. He needs to go out and remind people why they love the Krusher. Sergey is an exciting fighter who is a pleasure to watch in the ring and that’s what everyone is going to see on November 25th.” Kovalev vs Shabranskyy Live,

“Vyacheslav Shabranskyy is back, and ready to prove he will do everything to climb to the top, including facing a top-level fighter such a Kovalev.” said Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy Promotions Oscar De La Hoya. Shabranskyy vs Kovalev Live, “Shabranskyy is stronger and smarter inside the ring, and will show off his mastered talent when he faces Sergey. We are excited to partner with Kathy Duva and the Main Events team yet again for an amazing show that will no doubt bring the action.”

Kovalev vs Shabranskyy Live

This Saturday, one of boxings most dangerous KO artists is in action when Sergey Kovalev (30-2-1; 26 KO) faces Vyacheslav Shabranskyy (19-1; 16 KO). The winner will claim the vacant WBO Light Heavyweight title. The fight will air live on HBO this Saturday, November 25 with a fight time of 10:00 p.m. ET. Kovalev vs. Shabranskyy headlines a triple-header that also includes Sullivan Barrera vs. Felix Valera in another good Light Heavyweight match-up, plus Jason Sosa vs. Robinson Castellanos, Kovalev vs Shabranskyy Live, Shabranskyy vs Kovalev Live

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Kovalev vs Shabranskyy Live

How do these two stack up?

Kovalev: 34 years old | 60” | 72 reach | orthodox stance
Shabranskyy: 30 years old | 63 | 75 reach | orthodox stance

What have these two done recently? Kovalev vs Shabranskyy

Kovalev: L – Andre Ward (TKO) | L – Andre Ward (UD) | W – Isaac Chilemba (UD)
Shabranskyy: W – Todd Unthank May (RTD) | W – Larry Pryor (KO) | L – Sullivan Barrera (KO)

How did these two get here?

Sergey Krusher Kovalev cut a fearsome path through the Light Heavyweight division, using his strong hands and mean streak to dominate opponents and becomes the clear king at 175 pounds. (Clear to anyone that is not Adonis Stevenson at least.) Then he met Andre Ward. Ward took a decision win over Kovalev last November in a fight most felt Kovalev should have won, then stopped the Russian in a rematch in June, though again, many felt it was unjustified due to possible low blows in the finish. Either way, Kovalev vs Shabranskyy Live, Kovalev now comes in off the first losses of his career. Since the Ward loss, he has let go of his longtime trainer John David Jackson, claiming at one point that he would not have a lead trainer for this fight. Hes also talked about moving up in weight to Cruiserweight. Its uncertain where Kovalevs head is at this point, Kovalev vs Shabranskyy,
On Kovalev… Sergey Kovalev vs Vyacheslav Shabranskyy Live

Krusher is back in action looking to not only return to winning ways, but rebuild his position at the top of the light-heavyweight division. Andre Ward took it all away but with the American now retired, the Russian can pick up a world title and fire out a reminder to his new-found rivals. And after splitting from long-standing trainer, John Davies Jackson, he has a new man in his corner for this one, Abror Tursunpulatov, Sergey Kovalev vs Vyacheslav Shabranskyy Live.

On Shabranskyy…

The Ukrainian is now based in the States so will be on home soil but knows he needs a solid base to spring a major surprise and beat Kovalev. He has lost once to another 175lbs star in Sullivan Barrera, but has been sparring with another, Dmitry Bivol, and super-middleweight world champion David Benavidez. Shabranskyy vs Kovalev

The WBO world title was one of the three Ward won off Kovalev before freeing them up with his surprise September retirement. It will take Kovalev back to the very beginning of his rise, when he took it away from Nathan Cleverly in four ferocious rounds, back in 2013. Wards recent retirement left the IBF and WBA Super along WBO belts free, with Artur Beterbiev (IBF) the first to fill one of the vacant voids, earlier this month, Shabranskyy vs Kovalev Live.