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Hopkins-Kovalev tickets go on sale this Friday

HopkinsKovalevNYPC_Hoganphotos(Photo Credit: Hogan Photos/Golden Boy Promotions) By Allan Fox: Tickets for the November 8th unification clash between WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev (25-0-1, 23 KOs) and IBF/WBA 175 pound champion Bernard Hopkins goes on sale this Friday for their fight at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Hopkins, 49, will be looking to break his own record for being the oldest fighter to capture a world title. Hopkins wants the 31-year-old Kovalev’s title, because it would give him 3 of the 4 world title belts at 175.

If Hopkins can win the WBO title, he’ll only be missing the WBC belt from his collection. The WBC title is currently held by Adonis Stevenson, who is being very selective in the fights he takes nowadays.

Stevenson’s adviser Al Haymon is the one that selects his fights, and it’s unclear whether he’ll give him the green light to face Hopkins. He might feel it’s better to sit back and have Stevenson milk his WBC title for as long as possible rather than take a dangerous fight against Hopkins where victory isn’t a dead certainty like it’s been with many of Stevenson’s recent fights.

Hopkins likes his chances of beating Kovalev in this fight. He feels that the only thing that Kovalev brings to the table is one type of game with him loading up on single shots. Hopkins feels that Kovalev’s fighting style is one-dimensional, and he believes he can exploit that type of attack by being defense and giving him different looks.

One of the things that Hopkins will likely do is use a lot of movement against Kovalev to keep him from being a stationary target. The other thing that we’ll likely see is Hopkins using clinching to shut Kovalev down if his power proves to be too much for him. For guys that have a lot power, Hopkins likes to punch and grab to keep them from being able to get their shots off.

Ticket prices are available from Ticketmaster for the following prices this Friday: $300, $200, $150, $100 and $50.

Boxing fans can watch the premiere “Road to Hopkins vs. Kovalev on HBO on Saturday, October 18th following the WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin vs. Marco Antonio Rubio clash.

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