Aug 24 2019
Saturday

Traktor Sport Palace, Chelyabinsk, Russia

12 rounds contest
@ Light Heavyweight
33-3-1
TKO 11
TKO 11
18-0-0

Belts on The Line

Vacant WBO World Light heavyweight Championship

The tape

37
Age
29
6' 0" / 183 cm
Height
6' 0" / 183 cm
72.4"
Reach
72"
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Tape record

UDKOTKOTKOTKO
Form
TKOTKOTKORTDTKO
33
Wins
18
28
By KO
17
85
KO%
94
3
Loses
0
1
Draws
0
2009
Debut
2015

Tape rankings @ Light Heavyweight

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The Ring
-
-
WBA
-
-
WBC
-
-
WBO
1
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IBF
-

Sergey Kovalev vs Anthony Yarde report

Who won Kovalev vs Yarde?

Sergey Kovalev beat Anthony Yarde by technical knockout in the 11th round on Saturday 24th August 2019 at Traktor Sport Palace in Chelyabinsk.

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).

The undercard featured the clash of Papin vs Makabu.

Kovalev vs Yarde stats

Sergey Kovalev stepped into the ring with a record of 33 wins, 3 loses and 1 draw, 28 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Anthony Yarde made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 18 wins and 0 draws, with 17 of those by knock out.

The stats suggested Yarde had a slight advantage in power over Kovalev, with a 94% knock out percentage over Kovalev's 85%.

Sergey Kovalev was the older man by 8 years, at 37 years old.

Both Sergey Kovalev & Anthony Yarde fought out of an orthodox stance.

Kovalev was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 19 more fights, and made his debut in 2009, 5 years and 9 months earlier than Yarde, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He had fought 102 more professional rounds, 184 to Yarde's 82.

Anthony Yarde was ranked number 1 by the WBO in the 175lb division.

Kovalev vs Yarde form

Kovalev had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.

In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated 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, United States.

Previous to that, he had defeated 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.

Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Andre Ward on 17th June 2017 by technical knockout in the 8th round in their WBA Super World Light Heavyweight, IBF World Light heavyweight, WBO World Light heavyweight and The Ring Light Heavyweight championship fight at Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas.

Before that, he had lost to Andre Ward on 19th November 2016 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Light Heavyweight, IBF World Light heavyweight and WBO World Light heavyweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

He had beat Isaac Chilemba on 11th July 2016 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Light Heavyweight, IBF World Light heavyweight and WBO World Light heavyweight championship fight at DIVS, Ekaterinburg, Russia.

Anthony Yarde had stopped 4 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Dec Spelman on 12th September 2020 by technical knockout in the 6th round at BT Sport Studio, London, United Kingdom.

Previous to that, he had won against Diego Jair Ramirez on 8th February 2020 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Discoteca Memphis, Comunidad de Madrid, Spain.

Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Sergey Kovalev 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 Travis Reeves on 8th March 2019 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Royal Albert Hall, London, United Kingdom.

He had defeated Walter Gabriel Sequeira on 20th October 2018 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Brentwood Centre, Essex.

Activity check

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

Going to this contest, Sergey Kovalev had last fought 2 years, 11 months and 24 days ago, while Anthony Yarde's last outing had been 5 months and 15 days ago.

Kovalev's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 7 months and 16 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 4 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 41 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.2 rounds on average.

Yarde's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 4 months and 7 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 21 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 28 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5.6 rounds on average.

What time did Kovalev vs Yarde start?

The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 6:30 PM UTC at Traktor Sport Palace, Chelyabinsk, Russia, which was 2:30 PM EST or 11:30 AM PST on the West Coast of America, or 7:30 PM BST in the UK.

Who broadcast Kovalev vs Yarde?

The ESPN+ show is expected to begin at 12:30 PM EST / 9:30 AM PST. The BT Sport 2 broadcast of the card is expected to start at 5:00 PM (GTM).

What were the odds on Kovalev vs Yarde?

Sergey Kovalev was a 1/2 (-200) favourite going into the contest, while Anthony Yarde made his way into the ring at 31/20 (+154) with oddsmakers.

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