Kovalev vs Mohammedi takes place this Saturday july 25th @ Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino on HBO. This is a schedule twelve round fight for the WBA, IBF and WBO titles. The HBO telecast starts @ 10pm ET. The co-feature is Jean Pascal vs Yunieski Gonzalez.
The Russian Wrecking Ball - Sergey "Krusher" Kovalev, a knockout artist boasts three current world title belts, 2014 Fighter of the Year honors from numerous publications and an astounding 89% knockout-to-win ratio. His biggest fight to date was defeating Bernard Hopkins to unify the WBA and IBF belts with his WBO belt.
In the opposite corner, the IBF's number one contender, Nadjib "Irondjib" Mohammedi will challenge Kovalev with his awkward and aggressive style. He earned this title shot with an exciting win over Anatoliy Dudchenko by TKO in an IBF elimination contest in June of last year. Mohammedi elected to wait as Kovalev unified the belts with Hopkins then took a voluntary defense against Pascal. he is trained by Abel Sanchez. Sanchez, who trains middleweight champion Gennady "GGG" Golovkin and previously worked with Kovalev.