‘The Krusher’ Sergey Kovalev returns to action next weekend against Vyacheslav Shabranskyy, where he will once again challenge for the vacant WBO world light-heavyweight championship. That title is one of three world titles that Kovalev held prior to his stoppage defeat to the now-retired Andre Ward.
Since losing a second-time against 2-weight world champion Ward, Kovalev endured an acrimonious parting of the ways with former trainer and former world champion, John David Jackson.
Things became very heated between the pair as accusations flew backwards and forwards. Kovalev accused Jackson of being merely a passenger inside camp and Jackson retaliated by stating his belief that Kovalev quit in his highly anticipated rematch against Ward.
The drama between the pair has gradually escalated ever since Andre Ward revealed Jackson had personally leaked vital information to Ward and his team in the lead up to their highly anticipated rematch.