OCEANPORT, N.J. – WBO World Light Heavyweight Champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev made an appearance at Monmouth Park on Sunday, July 29, to take in the betfair.com Haskell Invitational in advance of his title defense against Eleider “Storm” Alvarez on Aug. 4 at the Hard Rock Casino & Hotel Atlantic City. The bout will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing® beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.
Kovalev visited the Monmouth Park Sports Book by William Hill and met with jockeys and trainers before appearing in the winner’s circle.
Monmouth Park offers wagering on the outcome of Kovalev’s fight with Alvarez, along with the rest of the bouts on the card, in the Sports Book. The card is the first at the newly-opened Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City. In the co-main event, WBA Light Heavyweight Champion Dmitry Bivol will defend his title against Isaac “Golden Boy” Chilemba. The heavy favorite Good Magic won the $1 million Haskell Invitational, Monmouth Park’s showcase race.