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Jul 11 2016
Monday

DIVS, Ekaterinburg, Russia

12 round contest @ Light Heavyweight
29-0-1 
UD 12

Score cards

  • 116-111
  • 117-110
  • 118-109
UD 12
24-3-2

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Belts on The Line

WBA Super World Light Heavyweight Championship
IBF World Light Heavyweight Championship
WBO World Light heavyweight Championship

The tape

34
Age
30
6' 0" / 183 cm
Height
6' 2" / 188 cm
72.4" / 184 cm
Reach
72.8" / 185 cm
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Tape record

RTDKOTKOUDTKO
Form
MDUDTKOUDUD
29
Wins
24
26
By KO
10
90
KO%
42
0
Loses
3
Draws
2
2009
Debut
2005

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Sergey Kovalev vs Isaac Chilemba report


Who won Kovalev vs Chilemba?

Sergey Kovalev beat Isaac Chilemba by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Monday, July 11th, 2016, at DIVS, Ekaterinburg.

The scorecards were announced as 116-111, 117-110, 118-109 in favor of winner Sergey Kovalev.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 175 pounds (12.5 stone or 79.4 kg).

This contest was for the unified light heavyweight championship of the world, with the WBA, IBF, and WBO belts on the line.

Kovalev vs Chilemba stats

Back in July 2016, Sergey Kovalev stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 29 wins, zero losses, and 1  draw, 26 of those wins coming by way of knockout.

Isaac Chilemba made his way to the ring with a record of 24 wins, 3 losses and 2 draws, with 10 of those wins by knockout.

The stats suggested Kovalev had a massive power advantage over Chilemba, boasting a 90% knockout percentage compared to Chilemba's 42%.

Sergey Kovalev was the older man by 4 years, at 34 years old.

Chilemba had a height advantage of 2 inches over Kovalev. That also extended to a 1-inch reach advantage.

Both Sergey Kovalev and Isaac Chilemba fought out of an orthodox stance.

Kovalev was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 1 more fights, and made his debut in 2009, 3 years and 9 months later than Chilemba, whose first professional fight was in 2005. He had fought 62 fewer professional rounds, totaling 204 compared to Chilemba's 266.

Kovalev vs Chilemba form

Kovalev had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 4 of them, going the distance once.

In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Jean Pascal on January 30, 2016, by technical knockout in the 7th round in their IBF World Light Heavyweight, WBA Super World Light Heavyweight and WBO World Light heavyweight championship fight at Bell Centre, Montreal, Canada.

Prior to that, he had won against Nadjib Mohammedi on July 25, 2015, by knockout in the 3rd round in their WBA Super World Light Heavyweight, IBF World Light Heavyweight and WBO World Light heavyweight championship fight at Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, United States.

Going into that contest, he had beaten Jean Pascal on March 14, 2015, by technical knockout in the 8th round in their WBA Super World Light Heavyweight, IBF World Light Heavyweight and WBO World Light heavyweight championship fight at Bell Centre, Montreal, Canada.

Before that, he had defeated Bernard Hopkins on November 8, 2014, by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Light Heavyweight, IBF World Light Heavyweight and WBO World Light heavyweight championship fight at Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, United States.

He had won against Nathan Cleverly on August 17, 2013, by technical knockout in the 4th round in their WBO World Light heavyweight championship fight at Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff, United Kingdom.

Activity check

Kovalev's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 10 months and 24 days, which means he had been fighting approximately every 6 months and 30 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 34 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.8 rounds on average.

Chilemba's last 4 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 3 months and 26 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months. In those fights, he fought a total of 39 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.8 rounds on average.

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Result

Sergey

Kovalev

Isaac

Chilemba

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Round 1

Kovalev
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Chilemba
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Sergey Kovalev

Isaac Chilemba

108

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120

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