May 18 2024
Saturday

Kingdom Arena, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

10 round contest @ Cruiserweight
Robin Sirwan Safar
Safar
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Estimated Ringwalk:

2024-05-18T16:00:00Z ()

broadcast start time:

US - TBC / UK - TBC

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The tape

40
Age
31
6' 0" / 183 cm
Height
6' 3" / 190 cm
72.4" / 184 cm
Reach
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Orthodox (R)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Full record

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Form
35
Wins
16
29
By KO
12
83
KO%
75
4
Losses
0
3
Stopped
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1
Draws
0
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Debut
2017
194
Pro rounds
61

Current rankings @ Cruiserweight

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Sergey Kovalev vs Robin Sirwan Safar preview


When is Kovalev vs Safar?

Sergey Kovalev is set to face the challenge of Robin Sirwan Safar on Saturday 18th May 2024 at Kingdom Arena in Riyadh.

The fight will take place over 10 rounds in the Cruiserweight division, which means the weight limit will be 200 pounds (14.3 stone or 90.7 KG).

This fight will appear on the undercard of Tyson Fury's and Oleksandr Usyk's clash for the WBC World Heavyweight, WBO World Heavyweight, WBA Super World Heavyweight and IBF World Heavyweight championship. Also, on the undercard will be Jai Opetaia's and Mairis Briedis' fight for the IBF World Cruiserweight and The Ring Cruiserweight belts, Joe Cordina's and Anthony Cacace's contest for the IBF World Junior Lightweight title and Isaac Lowe's and Hasibullah Ahmadi's bout.

Kovalev vs Safar stats

Sergey Kovalev steps 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.

Robin Sirwan Safar will make his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 16 wins and 0 draws, with 12 of those by knock out.

The stats suggest Kovalev has a slight advantage in power over Safar, with a 83% knock out percentage over Safar's 75%.

Sergey Kovalev is the older man by 9 years, at 40 years old.

Safar has a height advantage of 3 inches over Kovalev.

Both Sergey Kovalev & Robin Sirwan Safar fight out of an orthodox stance.

Kovalev is the more experienced professional fighter, having had 24 more fights, and made his debut in 2009, 7 years and 10 months earlier than Safar, whose first professional fight was in 2017. He has fought 133 more professional rounds, 194 to Safar's 61.

Kovalev vs Safar form

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

In his last fight, he won against 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 won against 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.

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Kovalev's last 5 fights have come over a period of 5 years, 9 months and 14 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 26 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 51 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 10.2 rounds on average.

What time does Kovalev vs Safar start?

The fighters are expected to ringwalk at around 4:00 PM UTC at Kingdom Arena, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, which is 12:00 PM EST or 9:00 AM PST on the West Coast of America, or 5:00 PM BST in the UK.

Who is showing Kovalev vs Safar?

Kovalev vs Safar will be broadcast on DAZN PPV UK in the UK, while the fight will be broadcast in the United States by ESPN+ PPV.

How do you stream Kovalev vs Safar?

You can stream the Kovalev vs Safar PPV in the UK via the DAZN app and platform. You can download the app for PC, Apple, Android, Fire TV, Roku, Smart TV, and many others.

The whole event costs £24.99.

You can pay and stream Kovalev vs Safar on ESPN PPV via the ESPN+ app. This is a standalone service from regular ESPN, so you don’t need to be an existing TV or ESPN+ subscriber to buy a PPV card. You can download the app for PC, Apple, Android, Fire TV, Roku, your Smart TV and many others.

The whole event costs tbc.

What are the odds on Kovalev vs Safar?

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Kovalev vs Safar tickets

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Kingdom Arena, Riyadh

Saudi Arabia

Show open: TBA

Main event starts: 7pm (UTC)

Undercard
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