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Nov 08 2014
Saturday

Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, United States

12 round contest @ Light Heavyweight
25-0-1 
UD 12

Score cards

  • 120-106
  • 120-107
  • 120-107
UD 12
55-6-2

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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

31
Age
50
6' 0" / 183 cm
Height
6' 1" / 185 cm
72.4" / 184 cm
Reach
75.2" / 191 cm
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Tape record

TKOKOKOTKOTKO
Form
SDUDUDMDNC
25
Wins
55
23
By KO
32
92
KO%
58
0
Loses
6
Draws
2
2009
Debut
1988

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Sergey Kovalev vs Bernard Hopkins report


Who won Kovalev vs Hopkins?

Sergey Kovalev beat Bernard Hopkins by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 8th November 2014 at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City.

The scorecards were announced as 120-106, 120-107, 120-107 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 & WBO belts on the line.

Kovalev vs Hopkins stats

Back in November 2014, Sergey Kovalev stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 25 wins, zero loses and 1  draw, 23 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Bernard Hopkins made his way to the ring with a record of 55 wins, 6 loses and 2 draws, with 32 of those wins by knock out.

The stats suggested Kovalev had a massive power advantage over Hopkins, boosting at 92% knock out percentage over Hopkins' 58%.

Sergey Kovalev was the younger man by 19 years, at 31 years old.

Hopkins had a height advantage of 1 inch over Kovalev. That also extended to a 3-inch reach advantage.

Both Sergey Kovalev & Bernard Hopkins fought out of an orthodox stance.

Kovalev was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 37 less fights, and made his debut in 2009, 20 year and 9 months later than Hopkins, whose first professional fight was in 1988. He had fought 320 less professional rounds, 194 to Hopkins' 514.

Kovalev vs Hopkins form

Bernard Hopkins had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had beat Beibut Shumenov on 19th April 2014 by split decision in their WBA Super World Light Heavyweight and IBF World Light Heavyweight championship fight at DC Armory, Washington, United States.

Previous to that, he had beat Karo Murat on 26th October 2013 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Light Heavyweight championship fight at Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City.

Going into that contest, he had won against Tavoris Cloud on 9th March 2013 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Light Heavyweight championship fight at Barclays Center, New York.

Before that, he had been beaten by Chad Dawson on 28th April 2012 by majority decision in their WBC World Light heavyweight championship fight at Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City.

He had beat Kelly Pavlik on 18th October 2008 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City.

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Hopkins' last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years and 21 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 2 months and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 60 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 12 rounds on average.

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Hopkins

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Sergey Kovalev

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108

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