Kovalev is a heavy favorite to defend his titles against Chilemba and move to a lucrative pay per view bout vs Andre Ward,but Chilemba is no gimme having come off a close split decision loss to Eleider Alvarez in an elimination bout to determine the top contender in the WBC for the only belt not held by Kovalev-held by Adonis Stevenson.
The bout is being held on Monday because that is the big night for boxing in Russia like Saturday is here.
It's funny because back in the days when boxing was bigger in the U.S,the biggest bouts were always held during the week-not on the weekends.
That was because the biggest fights were in theatres on closed circuit television in the days before pay per view and theater owners did not want to lose the revenue from the weekend films...
For one night,it's a walk back in time...
I lead R.L.Malpica in the boxing challenge 76-63.
WBA/IBF/WBO Light Heavyweight titles.12 rds
Sergey Kovalev vs Issac Chilemba
R.L:Kovalev KO 4
TRS:Kovalev KO 8