Mar 03 2018
Saturday

Madison Square Garden, New York, United States

12 rounds contest
@ Light Heavyweight
31-2-1
TKO 7
TKO 7
21-1-0

Belts on The Line

Vacant WBO World Light heavyweight Championship

The tape

37
Age
35
6' 0" / 183 cm
Height
6' 1" / 185 cm
72.4"
Reach
75.2"
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Southpaw (L)

Tape record

TKOTKOUDUDRTD
Form
UDUDUDUDUD
31
Wins
21
0
By KO
0
0
KO%
0
2
Loses
1
1
Draws
0
2009
Debut
2007

Tape rankings @ Light Heavyweight

-
The Ring
-
-
WBA
-
-
WBC
-
-
WBO
4
-
IBF
-

Sergey Kovalev vs Igor Mikhalkin report

Who won Kovalev vs Mikhalkin?

Sergey Kovalev beat Igor Mikhalkin by technical knockout in the 7th round on Saturday 3rd March 2018 at Madison Square Garden in New York.

The fight took place over 7 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 175 pounds (12.5 stone or 79.4 KG).

Kovalev vs Mikhalkin stats

Sergey Kovalev stepped into the ring with a record of 31 wins, 2 loses and 1 draw.

Igor Mikhalkin made his way to the ring with a record of 21 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws.

The stats suggested that Kovalev and Mikhalkin have similar power, both with a 0% knock out percentage.

Sergey Kovalev was the older man by 2 years, at 37 years old.

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

Sergey Kovalev fought out of the orthodox stance, while Igor Mikhalkin was a southpaw.

Kovalev was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 12 more fights, and made his debut in 2009, 1 year and 7 months later than Mikhalkin, whose first professional fight was in 2007. He had fought 14 more professional rounds, 184 to Mikhalkin's 170.

Igor Mikhalkin was ranked number 4 by the WBO in the 175lb division.

Kovalev vs Mikhalkin form

Kovalev had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.

In his last fight before this 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.

Previous to that, he had defeated 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.

Going into that contest, he had been beaten by 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.

Before that, he had beat Igor Mikhalkin on 3rd March 2018 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their WBO World Light heavyweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York.

He had won against Vyacheslav Shabranskyy on 25th November 2017 by technical knockout in the 2nd round in their WBO World Light heavyweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York.

Mikhalkin had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 3 times.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had beat Bernard Donfack on 8th September 2018 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Zinnowitz, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany.

Previous to that, he had lost to Sergey Kovalev on 3rd March 2018 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their WBO World Light heavyweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York, United States.

Going into that contest, he had beat Mickael Diallo on 2nd December 2017 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at La Palestre, Alpes-Maritimes, France.

Before that, he had defeated Thomas Oosthuizen on 19th May 2017 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Barclaycard Arena, Hamburg, Germany.

He had won against Patrick Bois on 12th March 2016 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Palais des sports Marcel Cerdan, Levallois-Perret, France.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Sergey Kovalev had been fighting more than Igor Mikhalkin.

Going to this contest, Sergey Kovalev had last fought 1 year, 5 months and 2 days ago, while Igor Mikhalkin's last outing had been 2 years, 4 months and 18 days ago.

Kovalev's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 8 months and 30 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 8 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 39 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.8 rounds on average.

Mikhalkin's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 5 months and 27 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 45 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9 rounds on average.

What time did Kovalev vs Mikhalkin start?

The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 pm EST / 7:00 pm PST at Madison Square Garden, New York, United States, which was around 3:00 am GMT in the UK.

Who broadcast Kovalev vs Mikhalkin?

Kovalev vs Mikhalkin was broadcast on HBO in the US, while the fight was broadcast in the United Kingdom by BoxNation.

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