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Sergey Kovalev vs Jean Pascal report
Who won Kovalev vs Pascal?
Sergey Kovalev beat Jean Pascal by technical knockout in the 7th round on Saturday 30th January 2016 at Bell Centre in Montreal.
The scorecards were announced as 70-62, 70-62, 70-62 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 IBF, WBA & WBO belts on the line.
Kovalev vs Pascal stats
Sergey Kovalev stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 28 wins, zero loses and 1 draw, 25 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Jean Pascal made his way to the ring with a record of 30 wins, 3 loses and 1 draw, with 17 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Kovalev had a massive power advantage over Pascal, boosting at 89% knock out percentage over Pascal's 57%.
Sergey Kovalev was the same age as Jean Pascal, at 40 years old.
Kovalev had a height advantage of 2 inches over Pascal. Despite this, both fighters had equal reach.
Both Sergey Kovalev & Jean Pascal fought out of an orthodox stance.
Kovalev was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 5 less fights, and made his debut in 2009, 4 year and 5 months later than Pascal, whose first professional fight was in 2005. He had fought 151 less professional rounds, 194 to Pascal's 345.
Kovalev vs Pascal form
Pascal had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Badou Jack on 28th December 2019 by split decision in their WBA World Light Heavyweight championship fight at State Farm Arena, Georgia, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Marcus Browne on 3rd August 2019 by technical decision in their WBA Interim World Light heavyweight championship fight at Barclays Center, New York.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Dmitry Bivol on 24th November 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Light Heavyweight championship fight at Mark G. Etess Arena, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, New Jersey.
Before that, he had beat Ahmed Elbiali on 8th December 2017 by technical knockout in the 6th round at Hialeah Park Racing & Casino, Florida.
He had lost to Eleider Alvarez on 3rd June 2017 by majority decision in their 12 round contest at Bell Centre, Montreal, Canada.
Kovalev's last 4 fights had come over a period of 9 years, 9 months and 10 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 years, 5 months and 10 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 27 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.8 rounds on average.
Pascal's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 11 months and 24 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 2 months and 12 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 50 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10 rounds on average.
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