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Boxing Betting: Kovalev beats Caparello and sets up fight with Hopkins
By Andrew Scott Tuesday, 5 August 2014 02:58
Sergey Kovalev’s boxing betting fans and local bookies saw that by stopping Blake Caparello in the second round in Atlantic City, the fighter was able to keep his WBO light-heavyweight title and set up a clash with Bernard Hopkins.
Boxing betting fans were very impressed to see that the Russian fighter knocked down Caparello twice before the referee stepped in to spare his opponent from taking any additional punishment.
The win, one that sends Kovalev’s record as a professional to 25-0-1 with great boxing odds, paves the way for the fighter to face IBF and WBA light-heavyweight champion Hopkins in a unification clash, which will likely take place in November, and local bookies can’t wait to see what will happen when this fight get underway.
“I’m very happy,” said Kovalev, who ended Nathan Cleverly’s perfect record when he stopped the Welshman last year in Cardiff.
“Fighting Bernard Hopkins is a big fight and interesting fight for me and for the boxing world. I’m not scared to fight him. He’s called ‘The Alien,’ but I’m a ‘Krusher’ and I’ll send him to Mars.”
However, boxing betting fans could see that the 31-year-old who’s very famous with local bookies did not have it all his way.
Boxing betting fans saw that Caparello was able to shock both the crowd and his opponent inside the Revel Resort when he landed a straight left, forcing Kovalev to touch the canvas with a glove as he staggered back, and local bookies were wondering what would happen next.
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But many boxing betting fans were relieved to see that the champion recovered and brought about an early end to the fight, as he put down the Victorian southpaw with a couple of right hands before the fight was waved off by the official.
Local bookies who saw the fight and followed the boxing odds witnessed a very intense match, and are very eager to see how Kovalev will fare in future bouts.