Sullivan Barrera Hopes Kovalev
Isnít Back On The Bottle
Sullivan Barrera thought that right now he would be
entertaining offers for another title shot. The former Cuban
amateur standout has a lot of nice wins on his resume with a
world championship the only thing missing.
Barrera was scheduled to face former champion Sergey Kovalev
at a 180 pound catchweight in a DAZN streamed main event on
April 25th but the coronavirus pandemic wiped out those
plans as it forced the cancellation of boxing events
throughout the globe.
According to Barrera, beating Kovalev was the first step in
a two fight plan. First conquer the former champion then get
a crack at another title. After hoisting a belt around his
waist, he would be content to ride off into the sunset and
focus his time and energy on his family.
"All of my focus was on Kovalev. After the surgery, I feel
like a reborn fighter and I wanted to prove it to the world
with a great performance against Kovalev. I know that win
could have led me to a fight against one of the 175 pound
champions," Barrera stated.
What is troubling to Barrera is that he hasnít heard a word
regarding the rescheduling of the fight. With boxing
returning to the airwaves in the United States next week and
plans for a DAZN fight card on July 4th, Barrera is
perplexed at why he hasn't heard anything about the Kovalev
fight and wonders if there are other issues at hand.
"I am still training, staying in shape for when my manager
calls me and says that the fight is back on. So far we don't
hear anything. What is the problem? I just hope Kovalev
isn't back on the vodka. We all know what liquor does to him
and I hope that isn't the reason why our fight isn't
rescheduled. I really want this fight. I put everything into
it. I even agreed to give him an extra 5 pounds so he
doesn't have to train too hard. What is the problem now,
Kovalev?" Barrera stated.