Sergei Kovalev – on the knockdown in the first fight with Ward: “I realized that I was so worried in vain – that’s it, a bird in a cage”

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Former world light heavyweight champion Sergei Kovalev doesn’t think he shocked Andre Ward much when he knocked him down in the second round of their first fight. At the same time, “Crusher” noted that the episode added to his confidence in his abilities.

“Probably, he was not shocked, but realized that it would not be easy. And I realized that I was so worried in vain – that’s it, a bird in a cage. I thought it was so simple. Not as easy as with a puppy, but nevertheless Why did I overestimate him so much? I did not relax, but the weight fell from my shoulders. I began to feel comfortable, free in the ring.

But when I ran out of gas in the fifth round, it was a shock for me. Survival mode intuitively turned on for me: go ahead, don’t let him prepare attacks. I believe that I didn’t lose the fight, ”Sergei Kovalev said in an interview with the“ PRO-box with Vadim Grinikh ”YouTube channel.

We will remind, Kovalev also admitted that for him the main thing in boxing is the financial component.

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