Sergey Kovalev Dominates Bernard Hopkins In Lopsided Win

Sergey Kovalev dominates Bernard Hopkins

Bernard Hopkins suffered his first loss since 2012 on Saturday (Nov. 8), when he was dominated by light heavyweight champ Sergey Kovalev.

The Russian champ earned a unanimous decision over the 49-year-old, sending him to the canvas in the first round and pounding him throughout a lop-sided fight on his way to unifying three light heavyweight titles.

The judges’ scorecards had Kovalev winning every round with 120-107, 120-107 and 120-106.

“I’m very happy,” Kovalev said. “This victory was for my son Aleksandr.”

Kovalev remains undefeated, improving to 26-0-1 with 23 KOs, while Hopkins’ record falls to 55-7-2 with 32 KOs.

After the fight, Hopkins — who will be 50 in January — was not sure if he would retire. “It’s 50-50,” he said. “I don’t really want to say anything. Everybody will have a long time to talk about my career when it is over. It’s been 50-50 for the last nine years. I’ve done what I had to do. I’m fine. Really, I’m fine.”

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