As former light heavyweight titleholder Sergey Kovalev gets ready to fight for the vacant WBO title next weekend against Vyacheslav Shabranskyy, Kovalev holds an open media workout where he displays his current form.
Kovalev, of course, had a pretty acrimonious split with former trainer John David Jackson following his second loss to Andre Ward, but all indications suggest that was a long time coming. Either way, Kovalev has brought in a new trainer who he says he works well with, but the proof is in the pudding so I guess we’ll find out how that pans out soon enough.
Shabranskyy is no Andre Ward though — no disrespect — so Kovalev won’t exactly be tested on that same level he has been most recently, giving him a better chance to look good in this outing.
In the meantime, check out the training video above, courtesy of FightHub TV, to see Kovalev rock the mitts and the body shield while showcasing his trademark power.