- The first, and arguably most important, bit of news is that Sergey Kovalev (24-0-1, 22) has his next bout "agreed in principle". If Kovalev, as expected, defeats Blake Caparello (17-0-1, 6) later today he will fight American legend Bernard Hopkins (55-6-2-2, 32) in his next bout as both men attempt to unify the 4 titles at Light Heavyweight. The winner of Kovalev/Hopkins would only need to defeat Adonis Stevenson (24-1, 20) to unify the 4 belts.
From what we understand the Kovalev/Hopkins bout is pencilled in for November.
- The second bit of news is that Russian fans will get a major Cruiserweight double header on September 27th. One of the bouts will see WBA champion Denis Lebedev (25-2, 19) battling against the unbeaten Pawel Kolodziej (33-0, 18). The second bout will see Grigory Drozd (38-1, 27) challenging WBC champion Krzysztof Wlodarczyk (49-2-1, 35). Both of these contests are great and will likely see a large crowd of Polish fans as well as a big Russian fan base.
These 2 bouts are expected to take place in Moscow.
Hopefully these bouts will all go as planned and no issue will arise to prevent them, though with boxing we know that there are always issues in this sport.