Ring generalship will come face-to-face with explosive power and force on Saturday, Nov. 8 when Bernard “The Alien” Hopkins takes on Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev in a light heavyweight unification title bout at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ live on HBO World Championship Boxing.
In part one of this two-part video series of the NYC press conference at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Manhattan, we hear from Oscar de la Hoya, President & Founder of Golden Boy Promotions, Kathy Duva, CEO of Main Events, Executive Director of CRDA - John Palmieri, Peter Nelson, Vice President of Programming, HBO Sports, and NJSAC Director Aaron Davis. Part two includes both Hopkins and Kovalev.
In April, Hopkins defeated Beibut Shumenov to win the WBA Light Heavyweight World Championship, breaking his own record as the oldest fighter in history to win a world title, which he set in May of 2011 after defeating Jean Pascal at age 46. Kovalev comes off of the third defense of his WBO Light Heavyweight Titl
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