Photos: Sergey Kovalev vs. Nadjib Mohammedi Final Weights

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Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev
Photo Credits: David Spagnolo/Main Events

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Kovalev and Mohammedi
 
Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev Nadjib “IronDjib” Mohammedi
Chelyabinsk, Russia 
Aix-en-Provence, France
27-0-1, 24 KOs
38-3-0, 23 KOs
Weight: 174.5
Weight:  173
Trunks:  Blue/White
Trunks: White/Red

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Pascal and Gonzalez

Jean Pascal Yuniesky Gonzalez
Laval, Quebec, Canada
Miami, Florida
29-3-1, 17 KOs
16-0, 12 KOs
Weight:  178
Weight:  177
Trunks:  Blue/Red Trim
Trunks:  Black/Gold

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Barrera and Zoulikha
 
Sullivan Barrera and Hakim Zoulikha
Miami, Florida Villeurbanne, France
15-0, 10 KOs
21-7, 10 KOs
Weight:  174.5
Weight:  175
Trunks:  Black w/Blue & Red Trim
Trunks:  Black
 

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Diaz and Rodriguez

Joel Diaz
Alejandro Rodriguez
Palmdale, California
Guadalajara, Mexico
18-0, 14 KOs
24-17-1, 14 KOs
Weight:  140.5
Weight:  140.5
Trunks: Burgundy/White Trunks:  Black/Grey

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Hernandez and Ritani-Coe
 
Rodney Hernandez
Brice Ritani-Coe
Modesto, California
San Pedro, California
7-2-1, 1 KOs
4-3-1, 3 KOs
Weight:  239
Weight:  252.5
Trunks: Black Trunks: Black
 

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Chaney and Ramirez

Cassius Chaney Eduardo Ramirez
New London, Connecticut
Yuma, Arizona
2-0, 1 KO
1-2, 1 KO
Weight:  238.5
Weight:  233
Trunks:  Red/Yellow Trunks: Black
 
 
About Kovalev vs. Mohammedi
 
WBO, WBA and IBF Light Heavyweight World Champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (27-0-1, 24 KOs) will compete in his first mandatory title defense against Nadjib “Irondjib” Mohammedi (37-3, 23 KOs) on Saturday, July 25 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center, Las Vegas, Nevada. The co-feature will include a ten-round light heavyweight match-up between Jean Pascal (29-3-1, 17 KOs) and Yuniesky Gonzalez (16-0, 12 KOs). Tickets are on sale now and start at $25. Tickets can be purchased through TicketMaster and all MGM Resorts Properties Ticket Offices. The HBO World Championship Boxing® telecast begins at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.

Mitchell Smith Makes Light Work of Dennis Tubieron. Destroys In One Round.

Hard filipino Dennis Tubieron took Josh Warrington the twelve round distance in his last fight, but he couldn’t cope with dynamite punching Mitchell Smith who demolished him inside a round with one punch at the SSE Arena, Wembley.

The unbeaten Harrow Weald ace landed a blockbuster right hand to southpaw Tubieron ribs and he fell on the spot with referee Steve Gray starting the count. Unable to rise and in severe pain from a suspected broken rib, Gray counted Tubieron out as Smith celebrated in front of his loyal fans.

Smith, 22, made the first successful defence of the WBO Intercontinental Super-Featherweight title and took his record to 13-0 and 7 KO’s – his third back to back stoppage in a row.

Mitchell credited trainer Jason Rowland and manager Richard Clarke, plus new team member, the sports nutritionist Kerry Kayes, for his improved performance.

“I stepped up my game for this fight and the results showed,” Said Smith.

“I’m living properly now, I’m training right, and I’m eating right, you’re now going to start seeing a new Mitchell Smith,”

“I would have been disappointed if I hadn’t taken out Tubieron, but I never expected to do it that quick, I saw the opening and I just went for it,”

“Tubieron went the distance with Warrington and you’ve just seen what I’ve done to him. I’m not making any boasts but I’m confident in what I’d do to Warrington if we met,”

“I’ve got a fantastic team around me with my promoter Frank Warren, Jason, Richard and now Kerry Kayes and it’s a winning team,”

“I made a big statement tonight and there’s much more to come.”

Billy Joe Saunders: “I Respect Lee, But I’ll Be There to Smash Him Up and Take the Title.”

Billy Joe Saunders cleared the way for his big world title showdown against WBO World Middleweight Champion Andy Lee with a devastating performance over Frenchman Yoann Bloyer at the SSE Arena, Wembley.

The hard-hitting southpaw was fast and accurate as he took apart Bloyer to warm up for his date with Lee on Saturday 19th September at Thomond Park, Limerick, in the first ever all-Traveller world title fight.

Unbeaten Saunders was having his first fight since his victory over rival Chris Eubank Jnr last November and needed to get in some ring action before heading into the big fight against Irish star Lee.

The Hatfield ace dropped Bloyer with a big right uppercut towards the end of the third round with the bell saving him, but in the the fourth a hard right dropped Bloyer and despite rising, the referee waved it off.

Straight afterwards Saunders said, “I was out of the ring for eight months so Bloyer was there to give me a run out and shake off any ring rust. I did the job in five, taking my time and then taking him out when I was good and ready.”

“I’ll be a totally different animal on September 19th in Limerick, just you wait and see,”

“I’m back in the gym tomorrow (Saturday) and then we’re off to Marbella to begin serious, hard, training and that’s when the blood, sweat and tears begin,”

“With the fight against Eubank, I got messed about by him, always wandering if he was going to pull out or not, but I’ve got no worries about that with Lee, he’s like me, a real fighting man and when we say we fight, we fight,”

“I respect Lee, he’s the world champion and he’s done it the hard way, but this fight is about me and I’ll be there to smash him up and take the title,”

“A good boxer will always beat a brawler and I’m the better boxer in the fight and he’ll be relying on his punch, but it won’t work for him.”