Feb 02 2019
Saturday

The Ford CenterThe Star, Texas, United States

12 rounds contest @ Light Heavyweight
24-0-0
UD 12

Score cards

  • 108-120
  • 112-116
  • 112-116
UD 12
32-3-1

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Belts on The Line

WBO World Light heavyweight Championship

The tape

38
Age
39
6' 0" / 183 cm
Height
6' 0" / 183 cm
75.6" / 192 cm
Reach
72.4" / 184 cm
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Tape record

KOMDKOUDUD
Form
KOTKOTKOTKOUD
24
Wins
32
12
By KO
28
50
KO%
88
0
Loses
3
0
Draws
1
2009
Debut
2009

Tape rankings @ Light Heavyweight

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The Ring
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WBA
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WBC
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WBO
5
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IBF
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Eleider Alvarez vs Sergey Kovalev report

Who won Alvarez vs Kovalev II?

Sergey Kovalev beat Eleider Alvarez by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 2nd February 2019 at The Ford Center at The Star in Texas.

The scorecards were announced as 108-120, 112-116, 112-116 in favor of winner Sergey Kovalev.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 175 pounds (12.5 stone or 79.4 KG).

This contest was for the WBO light heavyweight championship of the world.

Also, on the undercard Richard Commey was victorious over Isa Chaniev for the IBF World Lightweight championship, Oscar Valdez beat Carmine Tommasone for the WBO World Featherweight belt and Teofimo Lopez defeated Diego Magdaleno.

Alvarez vs Kovalev II stats

Eleider Alvarez stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 24 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 12 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Sergey Kovalev made his way to the ring with a record of 32 wins, 3 loses and 1 draw, with 28 of those wins by knock out.

The stats suggested Kovalev had a massive power advantage over Alvarez, boosting at 88% knock out percentage over Alvarez's 50%.

Eleider Alvarez was the younger man by 1 year, at 38 years old.

Alvarez had 4-inch reach advantage.

Both Eleider Alvarez & Sergey Kovalev fought out of an orthodox stance.

Alvarez was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 12 less fights, and made his debut in 2009, 1 month later than Kovalev, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He had fought 5 less professional rounds, 189 to Kovalev's 194.

Sergey Kovalev was ranked number 5 by the WBO in the 175lb division.

Alvarez vs Kovalev II form

Alvarez had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 2 of them, going the distance 3 times.

In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Sergey Kovalev 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, United States.

Previous to that, he had beat Jean Pascal on 3rd June 2017 by majority decision in their 12 round contest at Bell Centre, Montreal, Canada.

Going into that contest, he had won against Lucian Bute on 24th February 2017 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Centre Videotron, Quebec City.

Before that, he had beat Robert Berridge on 29th July 2016 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Centre Videotron, Quebec City.

He had defeated Isaac Chilemba on 28th November 2015 by majority decision in their 12 round contest at Centre Videotron, Quebec City.

Sergey Kovalev had stopped 2 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, 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, United States.

Previous to that, he had won against 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.

Going into that contest, he had defeated 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.

Before that, he had been beaten by Andre Ward on 17th June 2017 by technical knockout in the 8th round in their WBA Super World Light Heavyweight, IBF World Light heavyweight, WBO World Light heavyweight and The Ring Light Heavyweight championship fight at Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas.

He had lost to Andre Ward on 19th November 2016 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Light Heavyweight, IBF World Light heavyweight and WBO World Light heavyweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Sergey Kovalev had been fighting more than Eleider Alvarez.

Going to this contest, Eleider Alvarez had last fought 4 years and 14 days ago, while Sergey Kovalev's last outing had been 4 years and 14 days ago.

Alvarez's last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 8 months and 21 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 4 months and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 46 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.2 rounds on average.

Kovalev's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 8 months and 30 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 23 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 36 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.2 rounds on average.

What time did Alvarez vs Kovalev II start?

The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 PM EST / 8:00 PM PST at The Ford Center at The Star, Texas, United States, which was around 4:00 AM GMT in the UK.

Who broadcast Alvarez vs Kovalev II?

Alvarez vs Kovalev II was broadcast on ESPN in the US, while the fight was broadcast in the United Kingdom by BoxNation.

What were the odds on Alvarez vs Kovalev II?

Eleider Alvarez was a 57/100 (-175) favourite going into the contest, while Sergey Kovalev made his way into the ring at 69/50 (+138) with oddsmakers.

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