Kovalev averages a million viewers last Saturday
Sergey Kovalev may still struggle at the gate in terms of drawing power, his presence on television are creating ratings in an upward trajectory. Though Kovalev fought in front of 2,000 people last weekend, his three round domination of Nadjib Mohammedi averaged 1.014 million viewers on premium cable (HBO).
On the undercard that perhaps was a contender for “WTF did the judges see?” when Jean Pascal won a unanimous decision over Yunieski Gonzalez in a hotly debated decision. The opening bout avergaged 883K viewers according to Nielsen Research.
The plan for Kovalev is to return in November in his home country of Russia. The ideal goal would be to face Artur Beterbiev on this date, but the fact that Kovalev’s promoter, the Duva’s, and Al Haymon don’t seem to be on the best of terms.