Sergey Kovalev meets Las Vegas Russian community
Sergey Kovalev met with local media and members of the Russian community in Las Vegas at the Green Dacha Grill on Tuesday. THE RING’s No. 1-rated light heavyweight also engaged in an arm wrestling demonstration with fellow Russian Kirill Yakovlev, a World Armwrestling Championship staff member, and posed for photos with fans.
Kovalev (27-0-1, 24 KOs), the WBO, WBA and IBF titleholder, will compete in his first mandatory title defense against Nadjib Mohammedi (37-3, 23 KOs) on Saturday at the Mandalay Bay Events Center. HBO will televise the fight and a co-feature between former RING champ Jean Pascal (29-3-1, 17 KOs) and Yunieski Gonzalez (16-0, 12 KOs).
The HBO World Championship Boxing telecast begins at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.