Autumn/Fall 2023
Potentially

in the United States

Potential contest @ Light Heavyweight
35-4-1
21-0-0

Belts on The Line

WBA Super World Light Heavyweight

The tape

39
Age
32
6' 0" / 183 cm
Height
6' 0" / 183 cm
72.4" / 184 cm
Reach
72" / 183 cm
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Full record

UD 10TKO 11TKO 11UD 12TKO 7
Form
UD 12UD 12UD 12UD 12UD 12
35
Wins
21
29
By KO
11
83
KO%
52
4
Losses
0
3
Stopped
0
1
Draws
0
2009
Debut
2014
194
Pro rounds
172

Current rankings @ Light Heavyweight

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The Ring
1
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WBC
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WBO
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IBF
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Sergey Kovalev vs Dmitry Bivol preview

When is Kovalev vs Bivol?

Sergey Kovalev could face Dmitry Bivol in Autumn/Fall 2023 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 35 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 21 wins and 0 draws, with 11 of those by knock out.

The stats suggest Kovalev would have a massive power advantage over Bivol, boosting at 83% knock out percentage over Bivol's 52%.

Sergey Kovalev is the older man by 7 years, at 39 years old.

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

Kovalev is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 19 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 22 more professional rounds, 194 to Bivol's 172.

Dmitry Bivol is currently ranked number 1 by the RING in the 175lb division.

Kovalev vs Bivol form

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

In his last fight, he beat 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 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 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.

Before that, 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.

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.

Bivol remains undefeated as a professional.

In his last fight, he beat Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez on 5th November 2022 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Light Heavyweight championship fight at Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Previous to that, he had beat Canelo Alvarez on 7th May 2022 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Light Heavyweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Umar Salamov on 11th December 2021 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Light Heavyweight championship fight at KRK “Uralets”, Ekaterinburg, Russia.

Before that, he had won against Craig Richards on 1st May 2021 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Light Heavyweight championship fight at Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom.

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.

Activity check

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

Sergey Kovalev last fought 8 months and 15 days ago, while Dmitry Bivol's last outing was 2 months and 24 days ago.

Kovalev's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 5 months and 25 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 10 months and 23 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 51 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 10.2 rounds on average.

Bivol's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 3 months and 17 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 60 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 12 rounds on average.

What are the odds on Kovalev vs Bivol?

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