39-year-old Russian ex-world light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev (34-4-1, 29 KOs) intends to “awaken” the heavy category (up to 90.7 kg), where he will make his debut this weekend against the unbeaten Bulgarian Tervel Pulev (16-0, 13 KOs), and has no doubt that he will again be able to gird himself with a prestigious belt.
“My name and my boxing skills will give more interest to the heavyweight division,” Sergey is sure. “I’m coming back and I’m not doing it for the money. I want to be world champion again. This motivates me a lot. When I want something, I get it.”
Fight Sergey Kovalev – Tervel Pulev: he could drink the sea – preview by WMMAA
At the same time, the Russian does not know how long he will stay in boxing: “It depends on how many fights I need in order to get a world title. Two, three years. I’m ready”.
And Kovalev is sure that the long downtime and the change of category benefited him:
“I had two years off. I’m fresh. I had to lose a few pounds to get back in shape. The last two years of my light heavyweight career have been terrible. But now that I don’t have to cut weight, I know I can fight better.”
Earlier, Kovalev said that he was worried about returning to the ring.
Sergey Kovalev – Tervel Pulev: forecast for the fight on May 15