BOXING: Madison Square Garden To House Kovalev and Shabranskyy

Sergey ‘Krusher’ Kovalev will battle Vyacheslav ‘Lion-Heart Chingonskyy’ Shabranskyy on November 25 at Madison Square Garden in New York.

Kovalev is a former IBF/WBA/WBO light heavyweight champion, while 30-year-old Shabranskyy is a fringe contender in the 175 lb. division – and recently suffered a 7th round knockout loss to Sullivan Barrera on December 16, 2016.

This bout is considered by expert to likely be the best opportunity for Kovalev to regurgitate what seems a consumed boxing career.


  • Sergey Kovalev (30-2-1, 26 KOs)
  • Vyacheslav Shabranskyy (19-1, 16 KOs)

The organizers have confirmed that the scheduled 12 round fight will be televised on HBO Boxing after Dark.