Sergey Kovalev
  • Sergey Kovalev

  • 34-4-1
  • form TKO 7TKO 7UD 12TKO 11TKO 11 <
  • Stats
  • age37
  • height 6' 0" / 183cm
  • reach 72.4" / 184cm
  • stanceOrthodox (r)
  • Full record
  • wins34
  • by ko29
  • ko%85%
  • Lost4
  • Stopped3
  • Draws1
  • Debut2009
  • pro rds184
  • Ranking @ Light Heavyweight
  • The Ring3
  • WBO5
  • IBF-
  • WBC6
  • WBA-

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 34 wins, 4 loses and 1 draw.

Of those 34 wins, he's stopped 29 of his opponents, so his current knock-out ratio is 85%.

Of his 4 loses, he's been stopped 3 times.

He's boxed a total of 184 rounds, meaning his professional fights last 4.7 rounds on average.

What was Kovalev's last fight?

Sergey Kovalev's last fight took place against Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez's on 2nd Nov 2019, in Las Vegas, United States. He lost by technical knockout in the 11th round. That fight was 1 year ago.

Where is Sergey Kovalev From?

Kovalev was born in Russia.

How Old Is Sergey Kovalev?

The light heavyweight is currently 37 years old. He was born on 2nd April 1983, so he will turn 38 in 4 months and 7 days.

How long has Kovalev been fighting?

Sergey Kovalev made his professional debut in July 2009, so he has been a pro for 11 years and 4 months.

How good is Sergey Kovalev?

Kovalev is currently ranked 3rd by the The Ring, 5th by the WBO and 6th by the WBC at Light Heavyweight.

How tall is Sergey Kovalev?

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

What is Kovalev's Reach?

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

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, Andre Ward, Unified Light Heavyweight Champion Artur Beterbiev, Oleksandr Gvozdyk and Marcus Browne.

How can I stream Sergey Kovalev's Fight?

In the UK you can usually stream Kovalev's fights on NowTV and Sky Go.

In the US you can usually stream Sergey Kovalev's fights via DAZN.

What are some recent Sergey Kovalev results?

Kovalev has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.

In his last fight, he defeated 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.

Previous to that, he had defeated 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.

Going into that contest, he had been beaten by 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.

Before that, he had beat Igor Mikhalkin on 3rd March 2018 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their WBO World Light heavyweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York.

He had won against Vyacheslav Shabranskyy on 25th November 2017 by technical knockout in the 2nd round in their WBO World Light heavyweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York.

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Sergey Kovalev's Next Fight

What will be Sergey Kovalev's Next Fight?

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Sergey Kovalev's Potential Fights & Rumours

  • Kovalev vs Bivol
  • 34-4-1 17-0-0
  • Potential : Late 2020
  • WBA World Light Heavyweight Championship
  • Vacant WBO World Light heavyweight Championship
  • Kovalev vs Beterbiev
  • 34-4-1 15-0-0
  • Potential : Late 2020
  • IBF World Light heavyweight Championship
  • Vacant WBO World Light heavyweight Championship
  • Kovalev vs Gvozdyk
  • 34-4-1 17-1-0
  • Potential : Late 2020
  • Vacant WBO World Light heavyweight Championship
  • WBC World Light heavyweight Championship
  • Kovalev vs Browne
  • 34-4-1 23-1-0
  • Potential : Late 2020
  • Vacant WBO World Light heavyweight Championship

Sergey Kovalev's Last 5 Fights

  • Canelo vs Kovalev
  • 52-1-2 34-3-1
  • TKO 11 TKO 11
  • Saturday 2nd November 2019
  • Vacant WBO World Light heavyweight Championship
  • Kovalev vs Yarde
  • 33-3-1 18-0-0
  • TKO 11 TKO 11
  • Saturday 24th August 2019
  • Vacant WBO World Light heavyweight Championship
  • Alvarez vs Kovalev
  • 24-0-0 32-3-1
  • UD 12 UD 12
  • Saturday 2nd February 2019
  • Vacant WBO World Light heavyweight Championship
  • Kovalev vs Alvarez
  • 32-2-1 23-0-0
  • TKO 7 TKO 7
  • Saturday 4th August 2018
  • Vacant WBO World Light heavyweight Championship
  • Kovalev vs Mikhalkin
  • 31-2-1 21-1-0
  • TKO 7 TKO 7
  • Saturday 3rd March 2018
  • Vacant WBO World Light heavyweight Championship

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