WBO, WBA and IBF Light Heavyweight World Champion Sergey "Krusher" Kovalev (28-0-1, 25 KOs) will not be fighting in Russia on November 28th as previously announced. Kovalev has decided to take the rest of the year off. He will return in January on HBO with an opponent yet to be determined. HBO is trying to get super middleweight champion Andre Ward to face off against Sergey Kovalev sometime next year. It's been reported that Ward will no longer fight at super middleweight and will move up to light heavyweight his next fight. It's likely that both fighter's will fight one more time before attempting to negotiate a showdown next year.