Autumn/Fall 2023
Potentially

in Canada

Potential contest @ Light Heavyweight
35-4-1
18-0-0

Belts on The Line

WBC World Light heavyweight
IBF World Light heavyweight
WBO World Light heavyweight

The tape

39
Age
37
6' 0" / 183 cm
Height
6' 0" / 182 cm
72.4" / 184 cm
Reach
72.8" / 185 cm
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Full record

UD 10TKO 11TKO 11UD 12TKO 7
Form
TKO 2KO 9TKO 10TKO 10KO 5
35
Wins
18
29
By KO
18
83
KO%
100
4
Losses
0
3
Stopped
0
1
Draws
0
2009
Debut
2013
194
Pro rounds
83

Current rankings @ Light Heavyweight

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The Ring
2
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WBA
-
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WBC
-
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WBO
-
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IBF
-

Sergey Kovalev vs Artur Beterbiev preview

When is Kovalev vs Beterbiev?

Sergey Kovalev could potentially square off against Artur Beterbiev in Autumn/Fall 2023 in Canada.

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 Beterbiev 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.

Artur Beterbiev would make his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 18 wins and 0 draws, with 18 of those by knock out.

The stats suggest Beterbiev would have advantage in power over Kovalev, with a 100% knock out percentage over Kovalev's 83%.

Sergey Kovalev is the older man by 2 years, at 39 years old.

Beterbiev has 1-inch reach advantage.

Both Sergey Kovalev & Artur Beterbiev fight out of an orthodox stance.

Kovalev is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 22 more fights, and made his debut in 2009, 3 years and 10 months earlier than Beterbiev, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He has fought 111 more professional rounds, 194 to Beterbiev's 83.

Artur Beterbiev is currently ranked number 2 by the RING in the 175lb division.

Kovalev vs Beterbiev 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.

Artur Beterbiev remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 5 of his last opponents.

In his last fight, he won against Joe Smith Jr on 18th June 2022 by technical knockout in the 2nd round in their WBC World Light heavyweight, IBF World Light heavyweight and WBO World Light heavyweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden Theater, New York, United States.

Previous to that, he had won against Marcus Browne on 17th December 2021 by knockout in the 9th round in their WBC World Light heavyweight and IBF World Light heavyweight championship fight at Bell Centre, Quebec, Canada.

Going into that contest, he had beat Adam Deines on 20th March 2021 by technical knockout in the 10th round in their WBC World Light heavyweight and IBF World Light heavyweight championship fight at Khodynka Ice Palace, Moscow, Russia.

Before that, he had defeated Oleksandr Gvozdyk on 18th October 2019 by technical knockout in the 10th round in their WBC World Light heavyweight and IBF World Light heavyweight championship fight at Liacouras Center, Philadelphia, United States.

He had won against Radivoje Kalajdzic on 4th May 2019 by knockout in the 5th round in their IBF World Light heavyweight championship fight at Stockton Arena, California.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Artur Beterbiev has been fighting more than Sergey Kovalev.

Sergey Kovalev last fought 6 months and 22 days ago, while Artur Beterbiev's last outing was 5 months and 18 days ago.

Kovalev's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 4 months and 2 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 10 months and 13 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 51 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 10.2 rounds on average.

Beterbiev's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 7 months and 2 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 19 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 36 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 7.2 rounds on average.

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