The pride of Chelyabinsk: Evgeny Kuznetsov takes photo with former boxing champ Sergey ‘The Krusher’ Kovalev
Sunday, Washington Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov took a photo with one of his favorite athletes in the world, boxer Sergey “The Krusher” Kovalev. Both are stars of their respective sports and hail from Chelyabinsk, Russia.
Kovalev is the former unified light heavyweight world champion, having held the WBO title from 2013 to 2016, and the WBA (Undisputed) and IBF titles from 2014 to 2016. Kovalev’s undefeated run (30-2-1) ended on November 16, 2016, when the boxer lost to American Andre Ward in a unanimous decision. The two held a rematch eight months later and Kovalev lost via a TKO in the eighth round.