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Stevenson rips Kovalev's fight with Mohammedi

Adonis Stevenson calls Sergey Kovalev a chicken and says his fight with Mohammedi was a joke - unlike his costume above.

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Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

Still waiting for Adonis Stevenson and Sergey Kovalev to fight? Well, you'll have to keep waiting as it seems the two would rather just bash each other in the media instead. Stevenson says he's still interested in making a fight with Kovalev (one plagued by promoter and network issues) but that he was highly unimpressed by Kovalev's last fight with Najib Mohammedi.

"The thing is Kovalev was my mandatory challenger and his team never presented themselves at the purse bid. They chickened out and decided to sign with HBO instead of taking the fight with me," Stevenson exclusively told World Boxing News.

Speaking on the Kovalev-Mohammedi fight, Stevenson had this to say:

"I saw two rounds of that fight, it was a joke. This guy (Mohammedi) said his eye hurt and quit. To me, that ‘boxer' was a pizza delivery guy and he did not belong on that level!"

This is all pretty ironic and laughable considering that Stevenson himself is about to fight Tommy Karpency, who happens to be rated even lower than Mohammedi. I could go on and on about the expressions "people who live in glass houses..." and "the pot calling the kettle black" but that would seem to be too obvious a choice in this instance. I'd rather Kovalev and Stevenson simply never again mention each other publicly until there are signed contracts between them.

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