Bernard Hopkins will Challenge Serkey Kovalev on November 8th in Atlantic city in a Light heavyweight unification bout televised on HBO. The Bout will take place at Atlantic City’s Broadwalk hall where Hopking is no stranger. "Atlantic City is a second home to me. Some of my most memorable victories and greatest accomplishments of my career have taken place there, including my fights against Antonio Tarver and Kelly Pavlik. I expect Philly to represent and come out to Boardwalk Hall to see me make history once again." Hopkins who is 49yrs old is the oldest ighter to ever win, hold and defend a world title. Hopkins is looking to add to his legacy by becoming the oldest fighter in history to unify a world title and become the undisputed champion of a divison.
Sergey Kovalev who also is no stranger to Atlantic City’s Broadwalk hall will try to spoil the plans of Bernard Hopkins and add some major accomplishment to his own legacy by successfully defending his WBO Light Heavyweight Title. While Sergey Kovalev may not have as many fights in Atlantic City logged in the books as Hopkins, Kovalev has made his last 2 title defenses there and does have a certain level of comfort fighting in Atlantic City. "I am happy to be back In Atlantic City. This is my third time fighting there, but this is the most special because this time I am facing the legendary Bernard Hopkins." This fight will mark Kovelev’s 4th title defense of his WBO light Heavyweight title.
Bernard Hopkins is the current holder of the WBA Super World light heavyweight title and the IBF light heavyweight title. Defeating Sergey Kovalev will bring Hopkins one belt closer to becoming the undisputed champion of the light heavyweight divison. A win over Kovalev will be the catalyst that sparks demand for a fight between Hopkins and Adonis Stevenson, the WBC Ring Linear light heavyweight Heavyweight Champion of the world. With so much on the line, a fight between Hopkins and Stevenson could very well be a PPV attraction.