Kovalev retains belts in TKO of Pascal

Montreal, QC (SportsNetwork.com) - Sergey Kovalev retained a trio of belts with a technical knockout of Jean Pascal on Saturday night.

Kovalev (27-0-1) stopped Pascal in the eighth round to retain the WBA Super World Light Heavyweight title, the IBF World Light Heavyweight crown and the WBO World Light Heavyweight belt.

Kovalev is coming off a 12-round unanimous decision over Bernard Hopkins in Atlantic City.

Pascal (29-3-1), who lost to Hopkins in 2011, was coming off a no contest against Roberto Feliciano Bolonti. He previously defeated Lucian Bute to win the vacant WBC Diamond light heavyweight title.