By Sam Geraci
On February 13, Main Events hosted a teleconference for its March 29 light heavyweight showdown in Atlantic City, NJ, between WBO champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (23-0-1, 21 KOs) and top-rated Cedric “L.O.W.” Agnew (26-0, 13 KOs). The bout will be televised on HBO.
Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev: “I prepare for every fight because my motivation is to become a great champion.”
Cedric “L.O.W.” Agnew (26-0, 13 KOs): “We wouldn’t have taken the fight if we didn’t think we could win. In my personal opinion, I think he’s ordinary.”
Kathy Duva of Main Events: “No other light heavyweight wanted Sergey except for Cedric Agnew”
John David Jackson, Kovalev’s Trainer: “We don’t know a lot about Cedric, but we will do our homework and be prepared. Sergey can box, but he hasn’t been forced to do so. Maybe Cedric can make him show those skills.”
Bobby Benton, Agnew’s Trainer: “Cedric’s been fighting since he was eight. We’ve been begging for exposure. In the last four years, I think he’s taken off four days. He’s a gym rat and he’s ready.”