Sergey Kovalev returns against Vyacheslav Shabranskyy November 25th @ The Theater Madison Square Garden. The fight will be televised on HBO boxing starting at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. The main event is scheduled for a ten-round light heavyweight bout.
The Krusher, returns since losing to Olympic gold medalist Andre "SOG" Ward in Las Vegas and on HBO pay-per-view. Kovalev dropped two controversial and hard-fought losses to the current pound-for-pound king.
Shabranskyy, 30 of Zhytomyr, Ukraine, has quickly made a name for himself in the light heavyweight division. Vyacheslav made his professional debut in 2012 with 17 straight victories and 14 knockouts. His only career blemish is a hard-fought TKO loss to Sullivan Barrera, the Cuban sensation who is currently ranked #3 by the WBC and #2 by the WBA at light heavyweight. Since his loss to Barrera, Shabranskyy has two straight wins both coming by way of knockout including his most recent win over Todd Unthank May where he secured the WBC USNBC Light Heavyweight Title. This is Shabranskyy's opportunity to shoot to the top of his division if he can pull off an upset of the former unified champion.
The event is promoted by Main Events and Krusher Promotions in association with Golden Boy Promotions and will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.
Ticket information will be available soon.