Kovalev vs Bivol

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  • Kovalev vs Bivol
  • 34-4-1 17-0-0
  • Potential : Late 2020
  • USA
  • WBA World Light Heavyweight Championship
  • Vacant WBO World Light heavyweight Championship
  • 12 Round Contest @ Light Heavyweight
  • TKO 7TKO 7UD 12TKO 11TKO 11 < form TKO 12UD 12UD 12UD 12UD 12 <
  • Tape
  • 37 age 29
  • 6' 0" / 183cm height 6' 0" / 183cm
  • 72.4" / 184cm reach
  • Orthodox (r) stance Orthodox (r)
  • full record
  • 34 wins 17
  • 29 by ko 11
  • 85% Ko% 65%
  • 4 Losses 0
  • 3 Stopped 0
  • 1 draws 0
  • 2009 Debut 2014
  • 184 Pro rds 124
  • current rankings @ Light Heavyweight
  • 3 The Ring 2
  • WBA
  • 6 WBC
  • 4 WBO
  • IBF

Kovalev vs Bivol Info

Sergey Kovalev could face Dmitry Bivol in Late 2020 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).

The contest would be for the unified light heavyweight championship of the world, with the WBA & WBO belts on the line.

Bivol will be making his 2nd defence of the WBA Super World Light Heavyweight Championship. He was promoted from a secondary belt in October 2019. He has held this belt for a total of 348 days (11 months and 12 days).

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 17 wins, with 11 of those by knock out.

The stats suggest Kovalev would have advantage in power over Bivol, with a 85% knock out percentage over Bivol's 65%.

Sergey Kovalev is the older man by 8 years, at 37 years old.

Both Sergey Kovalev & Dmitry Bivol 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, 5 years and 4 months earlier than Bivol, who’s first professional fight was in 2014. He has fought 60 more professional rounds, 184 to Bivol's 124.

Sergey Kovalev goes into the fight ranked number 6 by the WBC, 4 by the WBO and 3 by the RING in the 175lb division.

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, stopping 1 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he 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.

Previous to that, he had defeated 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.

Going into that contest, he had won against 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.

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

He had beat Sullivan Barrera 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.

Activity check

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

Sergey Kovalev last fought 10 months and 19 days ago, while Dmitry Bivol's last outing was 11 months and 9 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.

Bivol's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year 7 months and 9 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months and 27 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 60 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 12 rounds on average.

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