Former world light heavyweight champion Sergei Kovalev said that the toughest fight of his pro career he fought against Darnell Boone, who was defeated in 2010 only by a split decision, having been knocked down during the fight.
“I had a fight in which I played even more than I could before I lost my memory. It was the tenth fight in a row. Against Darnell Boone, there is such a boxer. I think he is underestimated. He just had the wrong promotion, his incorrectly led. And so I think he would have achieved great heights. A very uncomfortable, extraordinary boxer.
In all battles you go out and win in the first or second round. I told Egis Klimas that I wanted to learn something, but then go out and do not gain experience. And here is such a rival. I see he has about 40 fights. I have already got used to victories and here I underestimated once again.
It turned out that I just had an injury to my right hand. In the first round, I hit him in the forehead and break his sore arm. And that’s it, I really can’t hit, I have problems after that. After the fifth round, I was very tired, breathing heavily. Then I don’t remember what happened. I regained consciousness on the way to the dressing room, “said Sergei Kovalev in an interview with the YouTube channel” PRO-box with Vadim Grinikh “.