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Kovalev vs Mikhalkin: How to watch online

Sergey Kovalev returns in the main event of a light heavyweight doubleheader.

Sergey Kovalev v Vyacheslav Shabranskyy Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images
Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

This Saturday night from the world-famous Madison Square Garden in New York, HBO World Championship Boxing presents a big light heavyweight doubleheader, with plenty on the line for all four fighters.

In the main event, Sergey Kovalev (31-2-1, 27 KO) takes on Igor Mikhalkin (21-1, 9 KO) for Kovalev’s WBO 175-pound title. Kovalev was dominant in his last bout in November, following a pair of controversial losses to Andre Ward in 2016-17. Mikhalkin is a big underdog, but this is the opportunity he’s worked for since turning pro in 2007.

The co-feature is arguably the better fight, where Dmitry Bivol (12-0, 10 KO) will take on Sullivan Barrera (21-1, 14 KO) for Bivol’s WBA “world” title, with the winner seemingly likely to face Kovalev later this year, should Kovalev be victorious later in the evening. Bivol is a rising star in the division, but Barrera is a legitimate top contender on a good roll, and a big step up in competition for Bivol, too.

How to watch Kovalev-Mikhalkin

When: Saturday, March 3

Time: 10:05 pm ET

TV: HBO, BoxNation (UK)

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