Sergey Kovalev is a joyful hit man.
The Russian light-heavyweight boxing champion, who with his promoter is plotting a breakout 2016, held a high-spirited session with reporters during the weekend.
At the meeting it was announced that Kovalev (28-0-1, 25 knockouts) had signed what could equate to a lifetime contract with his promoter, Kathy Duva’s Main Events, and that he’ll defend his three belts (WBO, WBA, IBF) on Jan. 30 in a rematch in Montreal versus Jean Pascal.
Kovalev aspires to then unify the division with a still-being-negotiated June bout against WBC champion Adonis Stevenson.
And he’s signed to fight unbeaten former...