VS
Late 2024
Potentially

in the United States

Potential contest @ Cruiserweight
35-5-1
23-7-0

Eliminator For

WBC World Cruiserweight Championship

The tape

41
Age
36
6' 0" / 183 cm
Height
5' 11" / 180 cm
72.4" / 184 cm
Reach
72.4" / 184 cm
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Southpaw (L)

Full record

UD 10UD 10TKO 11TKO 11UD 12
Form
SD 12UD 12UD 12UD 12MD 12
35
Wins
23
29
By KO
13
83
KO%
57
5
Losses
7
3
Stopped
3
1
Draws
0
2009
Debut
2007
204
Pro rounds
219

Current rankings @ Cruiserweight

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The Ring
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WBA
-
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WBC
6
-
WBO
-
-
IBF
-

Sergey Kovalev vs Thabiso Mchunu preview


When is Kovalev vs Mchunu?

Sergey Kovalev could square off against Thabiso Mchunu in Late 2024 in the United States.

The fight would take place over 12 rounds in the Cruiserweight division, which means the weight limit would be 200 pounds (14.3 stone or 90.7 KG).

The contest would be an eliminator for the WBC cruiserweight championship of the world.

Kovalev vs Mchunu stats

Sergey Kovalev would step into the ring with a record of 35 wins, 5 losses and 1 draw, 29 of those wins coming by way of knockout.

Thabiso Mchunu would make his way to the ring with a record of 23 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, with 13 of those wins by knockout.

The stats suggest Kovalev would have a large advantage in power over Mchunu, boasting at 83% knockout percentage over Mchunu's 57%.

Sergey Kovalev is the older man by 5 years, at 41 years old.

Kovalev has a height advantage of 1 inch over Mchunu. Despite this, both fighters have equal reach.

Sergey Kovalev fights out of the orthodox stance, while Thabiso Mchunu is a southpaw.

Kovalev is currently arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 11 more fights, and made his debut in 2009, 1 year and 11 months later than Mchunu, whose first professional fight was in 2007. He has fought 15 fewer professional rounds, totaling 204 compared to Mchunu's 219.

Thabiso Mchunu is currently ranked number 6 by the WBC in the 200lb division.

Kovalev vs Mchunu form

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

In his last fight, he lost to Robin Sirwan Safar on May 18, 2024 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Kingdom Arena, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Prior to that, he had won against Tervel Pulev on May 14, 2022 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Forum, California, United States.

Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Canelo Alvarez on November 2, 2019 by technical knockout in the 11th round in their WBO World Light heavyweight championship fight at MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas.

Before that, he had beaten Anthony Yarde on August 24, 2019 by technical knockout in the 11th round in their WBO World Light heavyweight championship fight at Traktor Sport Palace, Chelyabinsk, Russia.

He had defeated Eleider Alvarez on February 2, 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Light heavyweight championship fight at The Ford Center at The Star, Texas, United States.

Thabiso Mchunu has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he lost to Ilunga Makabu on January 29, 2022 by split decision in their WBC World Cruiserweight championship fight at Packard Music Hall, Ohio, United States.

Prior to that, he had won against Evgeny Tishchenko on March 27, 2021 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Cruiserweight championship fight at RCC Boxing Academy, Ekaterinburg, Russia.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Denis Lebedev on December 21, 2019 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Krasnoyarsk.

Before that, he had beaten Thomas Oosthuizen on December 8, 2018 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Emperors Palace, Gauteng, South Africa.

He had lost to Thomas Oosthuizen on September 1, 2018 by majority decision in their 12 round contest at Emperors Palace, Gauteng.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Sergey Kovalev has been fighting more than Thabiso Mchunu.

Sergey Kovalev last fought 6 months and 13 days ago, while Thabiso Mchunu's last outing was 2 years, 10 months and 2 days ago.

Kovalev's last 5 fights have come over a period of 5 years, 9 months and 29 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 1 year, 2 months and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 54 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 10.8 rounds on average.

Mchunu's last 5 fights have come over a period of 6 years and 3 months, meaning he has been fighting on average every 1 year, 3 months and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 60 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 12 rounds on average.

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