Former Light Heavyweight World Champion OMB, Sergey Kovalev, finally has everything ready to return to action and would do so on January 30 against the Cuban and world challenger, Sullivan Barrera.
The information made her known Mike Coppinger of The Athletic through your official account Twitter. Kovalev returns after in his last fight he suffered a fast-track loss in 11 rounds to Saúl ‘Canelo’ Álvarez. It was that one fight where the Russian lost the 175-pound belt.
The streaming service DAZN, had reached an agreement with Kovalev to face the Canelo. It was a three-fight contract, each valued at $ 2.5 million, with two of those fights still missing. The duel before Barrier of next January 30 the second of the contract Kovalev with DAZN.
For its part, Sullivan (22-3, 14 KO’s) suffered a loss via unanimous decision to Jesse hart in 2019 and the opportunity to face the Russian at this stage of his career falls like a glove as it represents a chance to be close to another world championship opportunity.
The fight was scheduled to take place last April, but the arrival of the pandemic delayed plans until 2021.
Sources: The rescheduled bout between Sergey Kovalev and Sullivan Barrera is being targeted for Jan. 30 on DAZN. DAZN owes Kovalev two comeback fights at $ 2.5 million a piece, part of the Canelo Alvarez bout agreement
– Mike Coppinger (@MikeCoppinger) November 21, 2020