36-year-old boxing legend Sergey Kovalev just answered a question the whole pugilistic world has been asking for a while … spilling the beans on when EXACTLY he’s hanging up the gloves.
Kovalev has a huge fight against Canelo Alvarez on Nov. 2 — a fight he says holds a special place in the pantheon of his career.
“Now, I can say this is the biggest fight. I’m already 36 years old. I understand that this is like a fight for legacy.”
It’s a tall task, he’s facing a fighter seven years younger, who hasn’t lost since 2013 … but when we spoke to Sergey he seemed confident.
He also seemed confident … certain, actually … of when he’d finally hang the gloves up for good, a question people have been asking him since a pair of losses to Andre Ward a couple years ago.
Kovalev has rebounded since then, but still has a time in mind and he told our guy.
As for Canelo, we spoke to him too and he told us exactly how he’s eating to make up that two-weight class difference … and you’d be surprised.
And, probably disappointed.