We’ve seen Anderson Silva incorporate a small ball into his training for reaction and timing but this video has caught a lot of people’s attention.
Here, we see WBA, IBF and WBO unified Light Heavyweight Champion of the world Sergey Kovalev bringing a ball attached to a band into his training showcasing his insane hand-eye coordination.
The 33-year-old Kovalev holds a record with 30 wins, 0 losses, 1 draw with 26 wins by way of knockout and is set to fight Andre Ward on November 19 on HBO pay-per-view. With a big performance on November 19, Kovalev will surely catch the attention of some new fans as this will be his first pay-per-view event.
“This is a regular fight for me, but this fight is seen as more important because it is on HBO pay per view,” Kovalev said to Boxing Insider. “Also this fight makes the winner, the best pound for pound boxer. So it is seen as a very big fight, but for me it is like any fight before.”
Kovalev is currently ranked in basically all the boxing pundits top five pound for pound lists out there and will be looking to further establish his place with a win over the big name in Andre Ward who has gone up in weight to the Light Heavyweight division.
“I think he did not need the rounds in the Light Heavyweight division,” Kovalev said. “He is ready. He fought people in the Light Heavyweight division that he could make sure he could not have risk. We will find out who is best November 19th. I don’t say, “You’re best or I’m best”. We will find out who is the best. This makes interesting day in the boxing world.”
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