Kovalev Wins WBO Title In Second Round Over Shabranskyy
The light heavyweight nicknamed “Krusher” made short work of Slava Shabranskyy to recover the WBO title Saturday night. He utilized an overwhelming arrangement of right hands to stop the challenger at 2:36 of the second round.
Tonight was extraordinary boxing for me, and I adore boxing and I need to make incredible battles,” Kovalev said. “I am prepared for any champion since this is useful for boxing.
Kovalev lost his last two trips to Andre Ward, and he brought a dynamic rage into the Madison Square Garden ring. He dropped Shabranskyy twice in the first round, again in the second, and some way or another Shabranskyy turned out poorly from another arrangement of powerhouse punches seconds before the battle was ceased.
The 34-year-old Kovalev effortlessly beat his adversary from Ukraine. The Russian enhanced to 31-2-1 with 27 knockouts. Maybe a couple of them were more great. DJ Hustle
“It is my choice to be the best in the division,” said Kovalev, who reclaimed the WBO crown that Ward surrendered when he relinquished. “I’m cheerful that the belts have different owners, and it makes everything fascinating and we can improve battles. We have a cluster of belt gaps and we would now be able to discover who is the best.”
Shabranskyy tumbled to 19-2. He handled a couple of strong punches, yet he couldn’t deal with Kovalev’s monstrous rights.
Shabranskyy really began well, landing on a few lefts, notwithstanding going down Kovalev with one. Be that as it may, at that point the sledge was brought down as Kovalev’s correct lead that amazed Shabranskyy.
He got up, however was soon down from a blend including a tremendous right.
Things were much the same in the second round before the session was admirably ceased.
On the HBO undercard, Sullivan Barrera, who absconded from Cuba about 10 years back, outpointed Felix Valera in a light heavyweight battle damaged by a progression of low blows.