Summer 2022
Potentially

in the United States

Potential contest @ Light Heavyweight
35-4-1
22-4-0

The tape

39
Age
40
6' 0" / 183 cm
Height
6' 2" / 188 cm
72.4" / 184 cm
Reach
72.8" / 185 cm
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Full record

UD 10TKO 11TKO 11UD 12TKO 7
Form
KO 4UD 10UD 10TKO 12UD 10
35
Wins
22
29
By KO
14
83
KO%
64
4
Losses
4
3
Stopped
2
1
Draws
0
2009
Debut
2009
194
Pro rounds
150

Current rankings @ Light Heavyweight

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The Ring
-
-
WBA
-
-
WBC
13
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WBO
-
-
IBF
-

Sergey Kovalev vs Sullivan Barrera preview

When is Kovalev vs Barrera?

Sergey Kovalev could potentially square off against Sullivan Barrera in Summer 2022 in the United States.

The fight would be scheduled for 12 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which means the weight limit would be 175 pounds (12.5 stone or 79.4 KG).

Kovalev vs Barrera stats

Sergey Kovalev would step into the ring with a record of 35 wins, 4 loses and 1 draw, 29 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Sullivan Barrera would make his way to the ring with a record of 22 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, with 14 of those wins by knock out.

The stats suggest Kovalev would have advantage in power over Barrera, with a 83% knock out percentage over Barrera's 64%.

Sergey Kovalev is the younger man by 1 year, at 39 years old.

Barrera has a height advantage of 2 inches over Kovalev. This also extends to a 1-inch reach advantage.

Both Sergey Kovalev & Sullivan Barrera fight out of an orthodox stance.

Kovalev is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 14 more fights, and made his debut in 2009, 27 days earlier than Barrera, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He has fought 44 more professional rounds, 194 to Barrera's 150.

Sullivan Barrera is currently ranked number 13 by the WBC in the 175lb division.

Kovalev vs Barrera form

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

In his last fight, he defeated 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 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.

Before that, he had beat 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.

Sullivan Barrera has beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he lost to Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez on 9th July 2021 by knockout in the 4th round at Banc of California Stadium, California, United States.

Previous to that, he had been beaten by Jesse Hart on 15th June 2019 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, he had won against Sean Monaghan on 3rd November 2018 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Aviator Sports Complex, New York.

Before that, he had lost to Dmitry Bivol on 3rd March 2018 by technical knockout in the 12th round in their WBA World Light Heavyweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York.

He had beat Felix Valera on 25th November 2017 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Madison Square Garden, New York.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Sergey Kovalev has been fighting more than Sullivan Barrera.

Sergey Kovalev last fought 2 months and 27 days ago, while Sullivan Barrera's last outing was 1 year, 1 month and 1 day ago.

Kovalev's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years and 6 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 9 months and 20 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 51 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 10.2 rounds on average.

Barrera's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 8 months and 16 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 11 months and 9 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 46 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 9.2 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Kovalev vs Barrera?

Sullivan Barrera is currently (+100) to win the fight outright, while you can get (+100) on Sergey Kovalev if you fancy the incredible upset.

Sergey Kovalev vs Sullivan Barrera news

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