Tha Boxing Voice recently caught up with trainer Buddy McGirt ahead of the Kovalev fight this past Saturday night. McGirt stated his Main Events fighter Issac Chilemba (22-2-2, 9 KOs) can beat anyone at 175lbs. “This is Isaacs time, everyone has their time, Pascal had his time, Bute had his time, now it’s time for Chilemba.” This is some statement considering Chilemba lost to Tony Bellew just a year ago.
He ended the interview picking The Executioner turned Alien Bernard Hopkins to beat Russian Sergey Kovalev should their fight go ahead, explaining. “Old school beats new school anytime, at anything.” But he did end by saying that he’d never seen Kovalev fight.
Something tells me he wouldn’t have changed his mind despite Kovalev’s expected two round demolition of Australian Blake Caparello.