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Cleverly vs. Kovalev: Prediction, Odds, Date, Stats

Nathan Cleverly defends his WBO light-heavyweight title against Sergey Kovalev (Krusher). Let's take a look at the stats, odds of winning, and the prediction for this fight.

Jul 23, 2005
12 (46.2%)
187 cm
193 cm
6 cm
Apr 20, 2013
3m, 28d
Title Fights
Ape Index
Last Fight
Win Streak
Jul 25, 2009
19 (86.4%)
183 cm
184 cm
1 cm
Jun 14, 2013
2m, 3d
Saturday, 17 Aug 2013
Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff, Wales
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Nathan Cleverly vs. Sergey Kovalev


This fight between Nathan Cleverly and Sergey Kovalev took place on at the Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff, Wales.

Tale of the Tape

At 187 cm, Nathan Cleverly is the taller of the two by 4 cms; Sergey Kovalev is 183 cm. Besides being the taller fighter, with a reach of 193 cm, Cleverly also has a good reach advantage of 9 cms over Kovalev's 184 cm. On top of that, Cleverly also has a 5 cm ape index advantage over Kovalev.

Cleverly is coming in to this fight with an undefeated record of 26-0 (12 KOs). His last fight was 3 months and 28 days ago against Robin Krasniqi, which he won via 12 round unanimous decision.

Kovalev also comes in with an undefeated record of 21-0-1 (19 KOs). His last fight was 2 months and 3 days ago against Cornelius White, which he won via 3rd round TKO.

Both the fighters fight out of the orthodox stance.

On the day of the fight, Cleverly will be 26 years and 6 months old. Kovalev will be 30 years and 4 months old.

Prediction and Odds

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After considering the both the fighters' stats and their performance patterns, the winning odds is calculated to be at 53-47 in favor of Sergey Kovalev. Here is the prediction for Cleverly vs Kovalev.

A close matchup. Sergey Kovalev may have a better chance at winning this fight, but Nathan Cleverly could win too.


Sergey Kovalev defeated Nathan Cleverly via 4th round TKO. Cleverly's undefeated record of 26 wins comes to an end, and Kovalev advances his win streak to 6. Kovalev is now 22-0-1, and Cleverly 26-1.

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