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Hopkins-Kovalev official; tix on sale Sep. 5

Photo: Tom Hogan - Hoganphotos / GBP

Photo: Tom Hogan – Hoganphotos / GBP

Bernard Hopkins’ light heavyweight unification bout against Sergey Kovalev has an official fight date, as the two will meet on Nov. 8 at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ on HBO.

Tickets will go on sale on Sep. 5 and will be priced at $300, $200, $150, $100 and $50.

“Atlantic City is a second home to me,” said Hopkins, who has fought 19 times in Atlantic City. “Some of my most memorable victories and greatest accomplishments of my career have taken place there including my fights against Antonio Tarver and Kelly Pavlik. I expect Philly to represent and come out to Boardwalk Hall to see me make history once again.”

“I am happy to be back in Atlantic City,” said Kovalev. “This is my third time fighting there, but this is the most special because this time I am facing the legendary Bernard Hopkins.”

Kovalev is coming off of a successful title defense against Blake Capallero, while Hopkins scored a decision win over Beibut Shumenov.

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