Summer 2021
Potentially

in Canada

Potential contest
@ Light Heavyweight
34-4-1
15-0-0

Belts on The Line

IBF World Light heavyweight Championship
Vacant WBO World Light heavyweight Championship

The tape

37
Age
36
6' 0" / 183 cm
Height
6' 0" / 182 cm
72.4"
Reach
72.8"
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Full record

TKO 11TKO 11UD 12TKO 7TKO 7
Form
TKO 10KO 5KO 4KO 12TKO 1
34
Wins
15
29
By KO
15
85
KO%
100
4
Losses
0
3
Stopped
0
1
Draws
0
2009
Debut
2013
184
Pro rounds
62

Current rankings @ Light Heavyweight

3
The Ring
1
-
WBA
-
5
WBC
-
6
WBO
-
-
IBF
-

Sergey Kovalev vs Artur Beterbiev preview

When is Kovalev vs Beterbiev?

Sergey Kovalev could potentially square off against Artur Beterbiev in Summer 2021 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 34 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 15 wins and 0 draws, with 15 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 85%.

Sergey Kovalev is the older man by 1 year, at 37 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 24 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 122 more professional rounds, 184 to Beterbiev's 62.

Sergey Kovalev goes into the fight ranked number 5 by the WBC, 6 by the WBO and 3 by the RING in the 175lb division.

Artur Beterbiev is currently ranked number 1 by the RING in the 175lb division.

Kovalev vs Beterbiev form

Kovalev has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.

In his last fight, he lost to 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, United States.

Previous to that, 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.

Going into that contest, 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.

Before that, 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.

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.

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

In his last fight, he beat 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.

Previous to that, he had beat Radivoje Kalajdzic on 4th May 2019 by knockout in the 5th round in their IBF World Light heavyweight championship fight at Stockton Arena, California.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Callum Johnson on 6th October 2018 by knockout in the 4th round in their IBF World Light heavyweight championship fight at Wintrust Arena, Chicago, Illionis.

Before that, he had won against Enrico Koelling on 11th November 2017 by knockout in the 12th round in their IBF World Light heavyweight championship fight at Save Mart Arena, California.

He had defeated Isidro Ranoni Prieto on 23rd December 2016 by technical knockout in the 1st round at Lac Leamy Casino, Gatineau, Canada.

Activity check

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

Sergey Kovalev last fought 1 year, 2 months and 24 days ago, while Artur Beterbiev's last outing was 1 year, 3 months and 8 days ago.

Kovalev's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 7 months and 30 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 48 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 9.6 rounds on average.

Beterbiev's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 9 months and 25 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 14 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 32 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 6.4 rounds on average.

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