Originally posted on Pro Boxing Fans  |  Last updated 6/28/13
In a very eventful week, trainer John David Jackson guided two of his fighters to victory in title elimination bouts, proving that he is indeed one of the best rising trainers in the boxing business.   Jackson, a former two-time world champion himself, helped two young boxers move a step closer toward their own championship dreams. First, on Friday, June 14th, in Bethlehem, PA, "Russian Wrecking Ball" Sergey "Krusher" Kovalev, 21-0-1, 19 KOs, destroyed Houston's Cornelius "Da Beast" White to take the #1 spot in the IBF light heavyweight rankings. Kovalev's resounding 3rd round TKO in the scheduled 12-rounder was seen by a live national television audience on NBC Sports Network, and was the latest in a streak of devastating knockouts that have made fans cheer and opponents run. The victory earned Kovalev a shot at the 175-pound belt currently held by boxing legend Bernard Hopkins. But rather than waiting for the 48 year old Hopkins to get around to giving him an opportunity, Kovalev instead
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