Tuesday 1st August 2023
Potentially

Banc of California Stadium, Los Angeles, United States

Potential contest @ Light Heavyweight
35-4-1
17-1-0

The tape

39
Age
34
6' 0" / 183 cm
Height
6' 2" / 188 cm
72.4" / 184 cm
Reach
N/A
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Full record

UD 10TKO 11TKO 11UD 12TKO 7
Form
UD 12UD 10TKO 2UD 12TKO 5
35
Wins
17
29
By KO
10
83
KO%
59
4
Losses
1
3
Stopped
0
1
Draws
0
2009
Debut
2015
194
Pro rounds
92

Current rankings @ Light Heavyweight

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The Ring
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WBA
-
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WBC
12
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WBO
-
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IBF
13

Sergey Kovalev vs Fanlong Meng preview

When is Kovalev vs Meng?

Sergey Kovalev could take on Fanlong Meng in Tuesday 1st August 2023 at Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles.

The fight would be scheduled for 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 Meng 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.

Fanlong Meng would make his way to the ring with a record of 17 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 10 of those wins by knock out.

The stats suggest Kovalev would have a large advantage in power over Meng, boosting at 83% knock out percentage over Meng's 59%.

Sergey Kovalev is the older man by 5 years, at 39 years old.

Meng has a height advantage of 2 inches over Kovalev.

Both Sergey Kovalev & Fanlong Meng 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 5 months earlier than Meng, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He has fought 102 more professional rounds, 194 to Meng's 92.

Fanlong Meng is currently ranked number 12 by the WBC and 13 by the IBF in the 175lb division.

Kovalev vs Meng form

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

In his last fight, he defeated 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 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.

Going into that contest, he had defeated 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 beat 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.

Meng has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.

In his last fight, he lost to Jean Pascal on 20th May 2022 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Whitesands Events Center, Florida, United States.

Previous to that, he had won against Israel Duffus on 29th October 2021 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Silver Spurs Arena, Florida.

Going into that contest, he had beat Gilberto Rubio on 5th October 2019 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at PAL Center, Delaware.

Before that, he had defeated Adam Deines on 1st June 2019 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Wynn Palace Cotai, Macao, Macao S.A.R., China.

He had won against Frank Buglioni on 24th November 2018 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Casino de Monte Carlo Salle Medecin, Monte Carlo, Monaco.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Fanlong Meng has been fighting more than Sergey Kovalev.

Sergey Kovalev last fought 6 months and 22 days ago, while Fanlong Meng's last outing was 6 months and 16 days ago.

Kovalev's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 4 months and 2 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 10 months and 13 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 51 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 10.2 rounds on average.

Meng's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years and 12 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 9 months and 21 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 41 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 8.2 rounds on average.

What are the odds on Kovalev vs Meng?

Sorry, we couldn’t find any odds for Kovalev vs Meng yet. If a contest doesn’t have odds initially after it is announced, bookmakers usually release them closer to the day of the fight.

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