Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, United States
Belts on The Line
Tape rankings @ Light Heavyweight
Who won Kovalev vs Mohammedi?
Sergey Kovalev beat Nadjib Mohammedi by knockout in the 3rd round on Saturday 25th July 2015 at Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.
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 Mohammedi stats
Sergey Kovalev stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 27 wins, zero loses and 1 draw, 24 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Nadjib Mohammedi made his way to the ring with a record of 37 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 23 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Kovalev had a large advantage in power over Mohammedi, boosting at 89% knock out percentage over Mohammedi's 62%.
Sergey Kovalev was the older man by 2 years, at 39 years old.
Kovalev had a height advantage of 1 inch over Mohammedi. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Both Sergey Kovalev & Nadjib Mohammedi fought out of an orthodox stance.
Kovalev was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 12 less fights, and made his debut in 2009, 4 year and 4 months later than Mohammedi, whose first professional fight was in 2005. He had fought 123 less professional rounds, 194 to Mohammedi's 317.
Kovalev's last 2 fights had come over a period of 7 years, 9 months and 2 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 3 years, 10 months and 16 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 20 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Kovalev vs Mohammedi?
Sergey Kovalev was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Nadjib Mohammedi made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.