Known for his insane punching power, Russian WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev is taking to the ring to fight American undefeated light heavyweight boxer Cedric Agnew. Agnew, a 27-year-old Chicago native, is gearing up for his first fight in 2014 and will stop at nothing to gain respect and a victory against Kovalev.
“He’s the world champion, they don’t just give those belts up,” says Agnew. “He earned that spot just like me when I become world champion. Come Saturday night I earn mine.”
Kovalev and Agnew address the media at their final press conference in Atlantic City before their fight on Saturday night. “He has big motivation, because he’s on HBO and it’s a title fight, but I’m going to do my job.” says Kovalev.
Kovalev vs. Agnew happens Sat., March 29 at 10pm et/pt on HBO.