Bob Arum the promoter of Ukrainian Alexander Gvozdik (14-0, 12 KOs) congratulated Sergey Kovalev (31-2-1, 27 KOs) on regaining the WBO light heavyweight title, and also hinted on the organization of a duel between the Ukrainian and the Russian.
Ukrainian light heavyweight Vyacheslav Shabranskyy (19-2, 17 KOs) on his Facebook page shared his emotions after losing to Sergei Kovalev (31-2-1, 27 KOs) at a boxing event in New York. Kovalev knocked out Shabranskyy in the second round and won the vacant WBO light heavyweight title. Shabranskyy said that although he remained dissatisfied with his performance, but he was not mentally broken. Also Vyacheslav promised that he would return:
IBF cruiserweight champion Murat Gassiev (25-0, 18 KOs) believes that Vyacheslav Shabransky (19-1, 17 KOs) had very little chance in the fight with Russian Sergey Kovalev (32-2-1, 27 KOs ). This world champion said in his Instagram:
Ukrainian cruiserweight Ismail Sillah (25-4, 19 KOs) praised the Russian light heavyweight Sergey Kovalev (31-2-1, 17 KOs) for the victorious battle against Ukrainian Vyacheslav Shabranskyy (19-2, 17 KOs).
WBA light heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol is ready in case of necessity to fight against WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev. On November 25 Kovalev defeated Ukrainian Vyacheslav Shabransky by TKO in the second round and won the vacant WBO title. Bivol was at the ringside.