Egis Klimas Hints At Sergey Kovalev Return: “Big Things To Come!”

Is A Sergey Kovalev Comeback Imminent?

Sergey Kovalev gives two thumbs up to the press
Sergey Kovalev | Credit: John Locher/AP Photo

Is Sergey Kovalev Going to Attempt a Comeback?


Following his last performance, most thought that Sergey “The Krusher” Kovalev (34-4-1, 29 KO’s) was on his way out of the sport. After getting off to a good start, the one-time Russian boogeyman was unceremoniously knocked out by Saul “Canelo” Alvarez. It marked the third stoppage loss of his career.

In the fight prior, against Anthony Yarde, despite ultimately winning, the Krusher came frightfully close to being stopped there as well.

In all actuality, his star began its first major decline when he dropped a unanimous decision loss to Andre Ward on November 19, 2016. Seven months later, in the eighth round of that affair, Ward became the first fighter to stop Kovalev. Not only did the Krusher begin losing and performing in less than ideal form, he was also weighed down by out of the ring issues.

Kovalev made big news for being kicked off a plane after insulting a woman and throwing money on her. Even worse, Kovalev became ensnared in an assault and battery case. In that instance, the former world champion was accused of beating up a woman and her dog. Not to mention being busted for synthetic testosterone.

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SIGN OF THINGS TO COME

Yet, where there is a will, there’s a way! After more than two years of silent idleness on the sidelines, it appears that the Krusher is making his way back to the squared-circle. While this was not explicitly stated, it was certainly heavily implied by his promoter Egis Klimas. Klimas ignited the speculation with a recent Instagram post.

Egis Klimas hints that Sergey Kovalev is not done

In the pic, Klimas can be seen standing with Kovalev, his trainer, James “Buddy” McGirt, and other members of his team. In the caption he posted, “If you people think we are done, you are mistaken for big things to come.” While there is the implication that Kovalev will be making a return to the ring, no opponent or target date was listed.

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BUT SHOULD HE?!

On the one hand, it should come as no grand surprise that Sergey Kovalev has the itch to fight again. When looking at fighters over the generations, there is a consistent pattern of boxers stepping away only to come back and repeat the process several times.

Furthermore, there is little doubt that Kovalev didn’t want to end his professional journey on a loss. Also, who knows what his financial situation is talking about? He might have no other choice but to fight. That part really is anyone’s guess.

But how much does the Krusher have left in the tank? As mentioned earlier, Kovalev has not been the fearsome fighter who would briefly rule the light heavyweight division in quite some time.

Does the boxing public even want to see more action from the Russian? Regardless of what we think, or want, it probably would be prudent to expect to see the Krusher in the ring in 2022. At that point, for better or worse, all questions will be answered.

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By: Bakari Simpson

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