Autumn/Fall 2023
Potentially

in the United States

Potential contest @ Light Heavyweight
35-4-1
44-1-0

The tape

39
Age
31
6' 0" / 183 cm
Height
6' 2" / 189 cm
72.4" / 184 cm
Reach
75.2" / 191 cm
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Southpaw (L)

Full record

UD 10TKO 11TKO 11UD 12TKO 7
Form
UD 12KO 4TKO 10KO 4TKO 10
35
Wins
44
29
By KO
30
83
KO%
68
4
Losses
1
3
Stopped
0
1
Draws
0
2009
Debut
2009
194
Pro rounds
267

Current rankings @ Light Heavyweight

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The Ring
4
-
WBA
4
-
WBC
-
-
WBO
13
-
IBF
-

Sergey Kovalev vs Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez preview

When is Kovalev vs Ramirez?

Sergey Kovalev could fight Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez in Autumn/Fall 2023 in the United States.

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 Ramirez 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.

Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez would make his way to the ring with a record of 44 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 30 of those wins by knock out.

The stats suggest Kovalev would have advantage in power over Ramirez, with a 83% knock out percentage over Ramirez's 68%.

Sergey Kovalev is the older man by 8 years, at 39 years old.

Ramirez has a height advantage of 2 inches over Kovalev. This also extends to a 3-inch reach advantage.

Sergey Kovalev fights out of the orthodox stance, while Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez is a southpaw.

Kovalev is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 5 less fights, and made his debut in 2009, 27 days earlier than Ramirez, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He has fought 73 less professional rounds, 194 to Ramirez's 267.

Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez is currently ranked number 4 by the WBA, 13 by the WBO and 4 by the RING in the 175lb division.

Kovalev vs Ramirez 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 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.

Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez has stopped 4 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he lost to Dmitry Bivol on 5th November 2022 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Light Heavyweight championship fight at Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Previous to that, he had won against Dominic Boesel on 14th May 2022 by knockout in the 4th round at Toyota Arena, California, United States.

Going into that contest, he had beat Yunieski Gonzalez on 18th December 2021 by technical knockout in the 10th round in their WBA World Light Heavyweight eliminator fight at AT&T Center, San Antonio.

Before that, he had defeated Sullivan Barrera on 9th July 2021 by knockout in the 4th round at Banc of California Stadium, California.

He had won against Alfonso Lopez on 18th December 2020 by technical knockout in the 10th round at Galveston Island Convention Center, Texas.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez has been fighting more than Sergey Kovalev.

Sergey Kovalev last fought 6 months and 25 days ago, while Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez's last outing was 1 month and 4 days ago.

Kovalev's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 4 months and 5 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.

Ramirez's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 11 months and 21 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 40 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 8 rounds on average.

What are the odds on Kovalev vs Ramirez?

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