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Sergey Kovalev
Sergey Kovalev

Record

35-4-1

Form

UD 10
TKO 11
TKO 11
UD 12
TKO 7

Stats

age
39
Height
6' 0" / 183 cm
Reach
72.4" / 184 cm
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Full record

Wins
35
By KO
29
KO%
83%
Lost
4
Stopped
3
Draws
1
Debut
2009
Pro RDS
194

Ranking @ Cruiserweight

ring
-
wbo
3
ibf
9
wbc
4
wba
-

The story

Born on April 2, 1983 in Kopeysk, Sergey Kovalev is a fearsome power puncher who earned his nickname, Krusher, through his tendency to finish his opponents. He started training in the sport fairly early on in life at age 11, and three years later he began fighting as an amateur at the 1997 Russian Boxing Junior Championship, where he took home a gold medal. He would go on to win many more amateur medals on his way to a record of 195-18 before making the jump to the professional ranks in 2009.

Kovalev had his pro debut on July 25, 2009, and he made it obvious that he had considerable power, stopping Daniel Chavez by TKO in the very first round. His next fight was another first-round TKO, followed by two stoppages immediately after the first round. Over 2009 and most of 2010, the Russian powerhouse built up a 9-0 record with every win coming by finish in the first or second round. That streak ended on October 9, 2010, when he faced off with Darnell Boone. He got dropped and had to rally back to eventually win a hard-fought split decision.

Sergey Kovalev didn’t let that tough fight slow him down, though, as he continued to stay active and win fights, primarily by KO or TKO. On July 29, 2011, he won his first title, taking the NABA USA light heavyweight belt with his second-round KO over Douglas Otieno Okola. His next fight was controversial, as he stopped Grover Young with a left hook in the second round. However, the judges ruled that the blow went to the back of the head, and since Young couldn’t continue, the fight was declared a technical draw.

In his next fight, Kovalev fought in Russia for the first time, taking on Roman Simakov for the WBC-ABCO light heavyweight title. He won the fight by seventh-round TKO, although in a tragic turn of events, Simakov went into a coma and died three days later.

He continued to put together impressive finishes, and by August 17, 2013, he had earned his first opportunity at a world title. He fought the tough Nathan Cleverly for the WBO light heavyweight belt, and in an excellent performance, Kovalev showcased his power and aggression. He would win in the fourth round by TKO.

After three title defenses and three more finishes, he took on boxing legend Bernard Hopkins, who had tried to get into his head with trash talk. That proved to be ineffective against the stoic Russian. Despite being almost 50, Hopkins was crafty enough to make it 12 rounds, but he took a beating in the process. Sergey Kovalev took the unanimous decision and added the WBA and IBF light heavyweight titles to his collection.

He made four defenses of his belt collection before suffering the first loss of his career, which came against Andre Ward on November 19, 2016. Despite knocking Ward down early in the fight, he dropped a hotly disputed unanimous decision. Many in attendance scored the fight for Kovalev, but the three judges sitting ringside didn’t.

Sergey Kovalev profile

What is Sergey Kovalev's Record?

Sergey Kovalev's record currently stands at 35 wins, 4 loses and 1 draw. Of those 35 wins he has stopped 29 of his opponents, so his current knock-out ratio is 83%. Of his 4 loses, he's been stopped 3 times. He's boxed a total of 194 rounds, meaning his professional fights last 4.8 rounds on average.

What was Kovalev's last fight?

Sergey Kovalev's last fight took place against Tervel Pulev's on 14th May 2022, in California, United States. He won by unanimous decision in the 10th round. That fight was 4 months and 22 days ago.

How active is Sergey Kovalev?

Kovalev's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 2 months and 2 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 10 months. In those fights, he fought a total of 51 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 10.2 rounds on average.

Where is Sergey Kovalev From?

Kovalev was born in Russia.

How Old Is Sergey Kovalev?

The cruiserweight is currently 39 years old. He was born on 2nd April 1983, so he will turn 40 in 5 months and 27 days.

How long has Kovalev been fighting?

Sergey Kovalev made his professional debut in July 2009, so he has been a pro for 13 years and 2 months.

How good is Sergey Kovalev?

Kovalev is currently ranked 3rd by the WBO, 9th by the IBF and 4th by the WBC at Cruiserweight.

How tall is Sergey Kovalev?

Kovalev is 6' 0" (6 Foot and 0 inches) which is 183cm (1 meter and 83 centimeters).

What is Kovalev's Reach?

His reach is 72.4 inches (72.4") which is 184 cm (1 meter and 84 centimeters).

What stance does Sergey Kovalev use?

Kovalev fights from a traditional orthodox stance, which means he favours his right hand as his power hand when fighting.

What are some potential opponents for Sergey Kovalev?

Some potential future fights for Kovalev include Dmitry Bivol, Unified Light Heavyweight Champion Artur Beterbiev, Marcus Browne, Sullivan Barrera and Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez.

What will be Sergey Kovalev's Next Fight?

Sergey Kovalev doesn't currently have a fight scheduled.

Some potential future fights for Kovalev include Dmitry Bivol, Unified Light Heavyweight Champion Artur Beterbiev, Marcus Browne, Sullivan Barrera and Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez.

How can I stream Sergey Kovalev's Fights?

In the UK you can usually stream Kovalev's fights on Fite.TV – PPV.

In the US you can usually stream Sergey Kovalev's fights via Fite.TV – PPV US.

What are some recent Sergey Kovalev results?

Kovalev has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.

In his last fight, he beat Tervel Pulev on 14th May 2022 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Forum, California, United States.

Previous to that, he had been beaten by Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez on 2nd November 2019 by technical knockout in the 11th round in their WBO World Light heavyweight championship fight at MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, he had beat Anthony Yarde on 24th August 2019 by technical knockout in the 11th round in their WBO World Light heavyweight championship fight at Traktor Sport Palace, Chelyabinsk, Russia.

Before that, he had won against Eleider Alvarez on 2nd February 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Light heavyweight championship fight at The Ford Center at The Star, Texas, United States.

He had lost to Eleider Alvarez on 4th August 2018 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their WBO World Light heavyweight championship fight at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, New Jersey.

Sergey Kovalev Stats
AgeDate Of BirthNationalityHeightReachStanceWeight Division
39April 02, 1983Russian Federation183 cm184 cmorthodoxCruiserweight (200 lb)
Sergey Kovalev Record
Professional RecordWinsWins By KOKnockout PercentageLossesLosses By StoppageDrawsPro RoundsDebut
35-4-1352983%4311942009
Sergey Kovalev Rankings
WeightThe Ring MagazineWBCIBFWBAWBO
Cruiserweight-49-3
Sergey Kovalev Recent Contests
DateOpponentResultVenue
2022-05-14Tervel PulevWon (UD 10)Forum, California, United States
2019-11-02Saul ‘Canelo’ AlvarezLost (TKO 11)MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, United States
2019-08-24Anthony YardeWon (TKO 11)Traktor Sport Palace, Chelyabinsk, Russian Federation
2019-02-02Eleider AlvarezWon (UD 12)The Ford Center at The Star, Texas, United States
2018-08-04Eleider AlvarezLost (TKO 7)Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, New Jersey, United States
2018-03-03Igor MikhalkinWon (TKO 7)Madison Square Garden, New York, United States
2017-11-25Vyacheslav ShabranskyyWon (TKO 2)Madison Square Garden, New York, United States
2017-06-17Andre WardLost (TKO 8)Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, United States
2016-11-19Andre WardLost (UD 12)T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States
2016-07-11Isaac ChilembaWon (UD 12)DIVS, Ekaterinburg, Russia
2016-01-30Jean PascalWon (TKO 7)Bell Centre, Montreal, Canada
2015-07-25Nadjib MohammediWon (KO 3)Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, United States
2015-03-14Jean PascalWon (TKO 8)Bell Centre, Montreal, Canada
2014-11-08Bernard HopkinsWon (UD 12)Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, United States

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Sergey Kovalev's next fight

When is Sergey Kovalev's Next Fight?

Sergey Kovalev doesn't currently have a fight scheduled.

Some potential future fights for Kovalev include Dmitry Bivol, Unified Light Heavyweight Champion Artur Beterbiev, Marcus Browne, Sullivan Barrera and Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez.

Sergey Kovalev streams

How can I stream Sergey Kovalev's Fights?

In the UK you can usually stream Kovalev's fights on Fite.TV – PPV.

In the US you can usually stream Sergey Kovalev's fights via Fite.TV – PPV US.

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