Kovalev knocks out Caparello

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – Sergey Kovalev successfully defended his WBO light-heavyweight title Saturday, stopping Australian challenger Blake Caparello in the second round at Revel Casino-Hotel.

Kovalev, the 31-year-old Russian based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, improved to 25-0-1 with his 13th straight knockout.

Kovalev moved into position for a November unification fight against IBF/WBA light-heavyweight champ Bernard Hopkins.

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