Summer 2021
Potentially

in the United States

Potential contest
@ Light Heavyweight
34-4-1
18-0-0

Belts on The Line

WBA Super World Light Heavyweight

The tape

38
Age
30
6' 0" / 183 cm
Height
6' 0" / 183 cm
72.4" / 184 cm
Reach
N/A
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Full record

TKO 11TKO 11UD 12TKO 7TKO 7
Form
UD 12UD 12UD 12UD 12UD 12
34
Wins
18
29
By KO
11
85
KO%
61
4
Losses
0
3
Stopped
0
1
Draws
0
2009
Debut
2014
184
Pro rounds
136

Current rankings @ Light Heavyweight

-
The Ring
2
-
WBA
-
-
WBC
-
-
WBO
-
-
IBF
-

Sergey Kovalev vs Dmitry Bivol preview

When is Kovalev vs Bivol?

Sergey Kovalev could face Dmitry Bivol in Summer 2021 in the United States.

The fight would be contested over 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 Bivol 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.

Dmitry Bivol would make his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 18 wins and 0 draws, with 11 of those by knock out.

The stats suggest Kovalev would have a large advantage in power over Bivol, boosting at 85% knock out percentage over Bivol's 61%.

Sergey Kovalev is the older man by 8 years, at 38 years old.

Both Sergey Kovalev & Dmitry Bivol fight out of an orthodox stance.

Kovalev is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 21 more fights, and made his debut in 2009, 5 years and 4 months earlier than Bivol, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He has fought 48 more professional rounds, 184 to Bivol's 136.

Dmitry Bivol is currently ranked number 2 by the RING in the 175lb division.

Kovalev vs Bivol 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 beat 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 won against 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 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.

Bivol remains undefeated as a professional.

In his last fight, he defeated Craig Richards on 1st May 2021 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Light Heavyweight championship fight at Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom.

Previous to that, he had defeated Lenin Castillo on 12th October 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Light Heavyweight championship fight at Wintrust Arena, Illinois, United States.

Going into that contest, he had won against Joe Smith Jr on 9th March 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Light Heavyweight championship fight at Turning Stone Resort & Casino, New York.

Before that, he had defeated Jean Pascal on 24th November 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Light Heavyweight championship fight at Mark G. Etess Arena, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, New Jersey.

Hehad beat Isaac Chilemba on 4th August 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Light Heavyweight championship fight at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, New Jersey.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Dmitry Bivol has been fighting more than Sergey Kovalev.

Sergey Kovalev last fought 1 year, 10 months and 25 days ago, while Dmitry Bivol's last outing was 4 months and 26 days ago.

Kovalev's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 6 months and 24 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 17 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 48 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 9.6 rounds on average.

Bivol's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 1 month and 23 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 60 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 12 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Kovalev vs Bivol?

Dmitry Bivol is currently (+100) to win the bout outright, while you can get (+100) on Sergey Kovalev if you fancy the incredible upset.

Sergey Kovalev vs Dmitry Bivol news

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