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Report: Golovkin Knocked Out Kovalev In Sparring


Sky Sports’ Johnny Nelson has apparently let a massive cat out of the bag today during a live interview on Sky Sports at the Gennady Golovkin vs Kell Brook public work out in London.

Both men looked in tremendous condition today ahead of final preparations for their world middleweight title bout on Saturday.

Nelson, who works for broadcaster Sky Sports who will be airing the event in the UK, apparently told reporter Fraiser Denton of Sky that he had heard Golovkin had done a number on Sergey Kovalev recently in sparring, knocking him out.

Now we all know that gym stories can get fabricated, but Nelson isn’t the type of guy to perpetuate those type of rumours without a solid source.

Furthermore, since the news was leaked online, the boxing Twitter world has went into over drive to the point where across the pond in the States, the news reached Kovalev who was doing some media rounds himself a short time ago.

Journalist Mike Coppinger said of this when he put the question to Kovalev, who is regarded by many as one of the world’s top pound for pound fighters – regarding the story:

He went on to add that Kovalev gave him a rather unnervingly hard pat on the back afterwards for asking the question:

Make of that what you will.

If true however, promoter Eddie Hearn might be re-considering saying he feels his fighter Kell Brook is unbeatable at the moment, ahead of this weekend’s big showdown with Golovkin.

Kovalev for his part is due to face fellow pound for pound boxing star Andre Ward in a massive light-heavyweight unification clash this coming November.

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