Sergey Kovalev makes second defense of title, knocks out Cedric Agnew in 7th

Sergey Kovalev of Russia retained his light heavyweight championship by knocking out Cedric Agnew of Chicago in the seventh round Saturday at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City.

Kovalev (24-0-1, 22 KOs) made the second defense of his belt. He scored knockdowns of Agnew (26-1) in the second, sixth and seventh rounds. Kovalev sustained a cut over his left eyelid from a head-butt.

The fight was televised by HBO.


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