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

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

34
Jul 25, 2009
31-2-1
12
27 (79.4%)
183 cm
184 cm
1 cm
Orthodox
Nov 25, 2017
3m, 6d
1
Age
Debut
Record
Title Fights
KOs
Height
Reach
Ape Index
Stance
Last Fight
Layoff
Win Streak
32
Nov 30, 2007
21-1
0
9 (40.9%)
185 cm
191 cm
6 cm
Southpaw
Dec 2, 2017
3m, 1d
10
WBAIBFWBO
lHV
w1
d4
lHV
w1
d4
lHV
w2
d8
light-heavyweight
Saturday, 3 Mar 2018
The Theater at Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.
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Sergey Kovalev vs. Igor Mikhalkin

Date

This fight between Sergey Kovalev and Igor Mikhalkin took place on at the The Theater at Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, US.

Tale of the Tape

At 185 cm, Igor Mikhalkin is the taller of the two by 2 cms; Sergey Kovalev is 183 cm. Besides being the taller fighter, with a reach of 191 cm, Mikhalkin also has a good reach advantage of 7 cms over Kovalev's 184 cm. On top of that, Mikhalkin also has a 5 cm ape index advantage over Kovalev.

Kovalev is coming in to this fight with a record of 31-2-1 (27 KOs). His last fight was 3 months and 6 days ago against Vyacheslav Shabranskyy, which he won via 2nd round TKO.

Vyacheslav Shabranskyy's boxing career

Mikhalkin comes in with a record of 21-1 (9 KOs). His last fight was 3 months and 1 day ago against Doudou Ngumbu, which he won via 12 round unanimous decision.

Sergey Kovalev fights out of the orthodox stance, while Igor Mikhalkin fights out of the southpaw stance.

On the day of the fight, Kovalev will be 34 years and 11 months old. Mikhalkin will be 32 years and 9 months old.

Prediction and Odds

[ Early Beta ]

After considering the both the fighters' stats and their performance patterns, the winning odds is calculated to be at 66-34 in favor of Sergey Kovalev. Here is the prediction for Kovalev vs Mikhalkin.

Sergey Kovalev is very likely to win this fight. It is going to be hard for Igor Mikhalkin to win this one.

Result

Sergey Kovalev defeated Igor Mikhalkin via 7th round TKO. Mikhalkin's 10 fight win streak comes to an end, and Kovalev advances his win streak to 2. Kovalev is now 32-2-1, and Mikhalkin 21-2.

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