Superman loses his Krush

Entering 2015 fans were optimistic that the anticipated showdown between light heavyweight champions Adonis “Superman” Stevenson (26-1 , 21 KOs) and Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (27-0-1 , 24 KOs) would finally go down this years. Both fighters had scheduled fight in the first quarter of the year but were heavily favored to win. Kovalev was perceived to have the tougher task with former world champion Jean Pascal as his opponent and this turned out to be true. Pascal would give Kovalev all he could handle and stunned him a few times throughout the fight. In the end  Kovalev’s power and overall skill were too much for the very game Pascal. Kovalev would win by TKO in round 8. The Kovalev-Pascal bout was actually a WBC Eliminator so the win placed Kovalev as Stevenson’s mandatory.  Stevenson was present for the bout and stated afterwards that he would do his part to make the showdown with Kovalev happen.

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