Sergey Kovalev Record & Stats

Sergey Kovalev Record & Stats

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12 years and 9 months into his professional boxing career, Sergey Kovalev has fought 40 times with 35 wins, 4 losses, and 1 draw. As of February 2023, Kovalev's boxing record stands at 35-4-1 (29 KO wins, 3 KO losses).

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Russian nationality
Kopeysk, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
“Krusher”
Born
Apr 2, 1983
Age
39
Debut
Jul 25, 2009
Record
35-4-1
Rounds
194
KOs
29 (72.5%)
Height
183 cm
Reach
184 cm
Ape Index
1 cm
Stance
Orthodox
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Sergey Kovalev's record and stats
Sergey Kovalev's Record

      Sergey Kovalev (Krusher) is a Russian professional boxer. He was born in Kopeysk, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union on April 2, 1983. Kovalev made his professional boxing debut at the age of 26 on July 25, 2009. He is a light-heavyweight world champion. Kovalev is 39 years old, he will turn 40 in 1 month and 29 days.

      Boxing Record

      Total Fights40
      Wins35
      Losses4
      Draws1
      No-Contests0
      KO Wins29
      Total Title Wins5
      Title Defenses10
      Title-Fight KO Wins10
      Losses via KO3
      #DateAgeOpponentResultVia
      40May 14, 202239 Tervel PulevWinUD
      39Nov 2, 201936 Canelo Álvarez LossKO11
      38Aug 24, 201936 Anthony Yarde WinTKO11
      37Feb 2, 201935 Eleider Álvarez WinUD
      36Aug 4, 201835 Eleider Álvarez LossTKO7
      35Mar 3, 201834 Igor Mikhalkin WinTKO7
      34Nov 25, 201734 Vyacheslav Shabranskyy WinTKO2
      33Jun 17, 201734 Andre Ward LossTKO8
      32Nov 19, 201633 Andre Ward LossUD
      31Jul 11, 201633 Isaac Chilemba WinUD
      30Jan 30, 201632 Jean Pascal WinRTD7
      29Jul 25, 201532Nadjib Mohammedi WinKO3
      28Mar 14, 201531 Jean Pascal WinTKO8
      27Nov 8, 201431 Bernard Hopkins WinUD
      26Aug 2, 201431Blake Caparello WinTKO2
      25Mar 29, 201430Cedric Agnew WinKO7
      24Nov 30, 201330Ismail Sillakh WinKO2
      23Aug 17, 201330 Nathan Cleverly WinTKO4
      22Jun 14, 201330Cornelius WhiteWinTKO3
      21Jan 19, 201329 Gabriel CampilloWinKO3
      20Sep 21, 201229Lionell ThompsonWinTKO3
      19Jun 1, 201229 Darnell BooneWinTKO2
      18Dec 5, 201128Roman SimakovWinTKO7
      17Aug 27, 201128Grover YoungDrawTD
      16Jul 29, 201128Douglas Otieno OkolaWinKO2
      15May 6, 201128Terrance WoodsWinKO3
      14Apr 1, 201127Julius FogleWinKO2
      13Mar 12, 201127William JohnsonWinTKO2
      12Dec 15, 201027Karen AvetisyanWinUD
      11Nov 19, 201027Dallas VargasWinTKO2
      10Oct 9, 201027 Darnell BooneWinSD
      9Sep 11, 201027Kia DanielsWinKO1
      8Jun 19, 201027Harley KilfianWinTKO2
      7Mar 19, 201026Nathan BedwellWinTKO1
      6Mar 6, 201026Francois AmbangWinKO2
      5Oct 10, 200926Micky StackhouseWinTKO2
      4Sep 12, 200926Ayodeji FadeyiWinRTD1
      3Aug 29, 200926Michael BirthmarkWinRTD1
      2Aug 8, 200926Darryl JohnsonWinTKO1
      1Jul 25, 200926Daniel ChavezWinTKO1

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      Statistics

      Sergey Kovalev is 183 cm tall (6' 0.05") with a reach of 184 cm (6' 0.44"). He fights out of the orthodox stance and presents an ape-index of 1 cm (0.39"). Kovalev has a 72.5% KO rate.

      Career Summary

      Sergey Kovalev made his debut against Daniel Chavez at the age of 26 on July 25, 2009, defeating Chavez via 1st round TKO. He went on to win 15 more consecutive fights after the debut, which included 13 wins via stoppage.

      Kovalev had his first world title fight at the age of 30 on August 17, 2013 after 22 professional fights, against Nathan Cleverly for the light-heavyweight WBO title. He defeated Cleverly via 4th round TKO to become the light-heavyweight champion of the world.

      He is a one-time unified light-heavyweight world champion, and has won five world titles at light-heavyweight. For all the details about Kovalev's world title wins and defenses refer to "Sergey Kovalev World Titles".

      Some of Kovalev's best fights and notable victories include wins over Nathan Cleverly, Bernard Hopkins, Eleider Álvarez, Jean Pascal, Anthony Yarde, Igor Mikhalkin, and Vyacheslav Shabranskyy.

      Sergey Kovalev has had a total of four losses in his professional boxing career so far — all of them in title bouts. He suffered his first loss against Andre Ward via 12 round unanimous decision on November 19, 2016, which ended his 30-fight win streak. He has been stopped three times and lost once via decision. For more details about these defeats, refer to "All of Sergey Kovalev's losses".

      His most recent fight was a non-title bout against Bulgarian boxer Tervel Pulev on May 14, 2022. Kovalev won the fight via 10 round unanimous decision. It's been 8 months and 21 days since this fight.

      Kovalev's professional boxing record is currently at 35-4-1, which includes 29 knockout wins and 3 losses via knockout, and 5 title wins. He is on a one-fight winning streak.

      Career Highlights

      Sergey Kovalev has fought a total of 40 times till today. He is among the very best of his generation and has put on some incredible performances. These nine fights are the highlight of his career.

      • Sergey Kovalev vs. Nathan Cleverly

        A 30-year old Sergey Kovalev (21-0-1, 19 KO) had his first world title fight against an undefeated Nathan Cleverly for Cleverly's WBO light-heavyweight belt. Cleverly was 26 years old with a record of 26-0. Cleverly was on a 26-fight win streak with 12 KO wins, and was the taller of the two by 4 cms and also had a 9 cm reach advantage over Kovalev.

        Kovalev defeated Cleverly via 4th round TKO to win the WBO light-heavyweight title. He handed Cleverly the first loss of his career, and put an end to Cleverly's 26-fight win streak.

      • Sergey Kovalev vs. Bernard Hopkins

        A 31-year old Sergey Kovalev (25-0-1, 23 KO) faced Bernard Hopkins, who was 49 years old with a record of 55-6-2 in a light-heavyweight unification fight. Hopkins was on a three-fight win streak with 32 KO wins, and was the taller of the two by 2 cms and also had a 7 cm reach advantage over Kovalev.

        Kovalev defeated Hopkins via 12 round unanimous decision to win the WBA (Super) and IBF light-heavyweight titles and retain the WBO light-heavyweight title.

      • Sergey Kovalev vs. Jean Pascal

        A 31-year old Sergey Kovalev (26-0-1, 23 KO) faced Jean Pascal, who was 32 years old with a record of 29-2-1 in a light-heavyweight title defense fight. Pascal was on a three-fight win streak with 17 KO wins. Kovalev was the taller of the two by 4 cms and also had a 1 cm reach advantage.

        Kovalev defeated Pascal via 8th round TKO to retain the WBA (Super), IBF, and WBO light-heavyweight titles.

      • Sergey Kovalev vs. Jean Pascal II

        In a rematch, a 32-year old Sergey Kovalev (28-0-1, 25 KO) faced Jean Pascal, who was now 33 years old with a record of 30-3-1 in a light-heavyweight title defense fight. Pascal was on a one-fight win streak with 17 KO wins. Kovalev was the taller of the two by 4 cms and also had a 1 cm reach advantage.

        Kovalev defeated Pascal via 7th round RTD to retain the WBA (Super), IBF, and WBO light-heavyweight titles.

      • Sergey Kovalev vs. Isaac Chilemba

        A 33-year old Sergey Kovalev (29-0-1, 26 KO) faced Isaac Chilemba, who was 29 years old with a record of 24-3-2 in a light-heavyweight title defense fight. Chilemba was on a one-fight losing streak. Both the boxers were of the same height but Chilemba had a 1 cm reach advantage over Kovalev.

        Kovalev defeated Chilemba via 12 round unanimous decision to retain the WBA (Super), IBF, and WBO light-heavyweight titles.

      • Sergey Kovalev vs. Vyacheslav Shabranskyy

        A 34-year old Sergey Kovalev (30-2-1, 26 KO) faced Vyacheslav Shabranskyy, who was 30 years old with a record of 19-1 for the vacant light-heavyweight title. Shabranskyy was on a two-fight win streak with 16 KO wins, and was the taller of the two by 9 cms and also had a 7 cm reach advantage over Kovalev.

        Kovalev defeated Shabranskyy via 2nd round TKO to win the vacant WBO light-heavyweight title.

      • Sergey Kovalev vs. Igor Mikhalkin

        A 34-year old Sergey Kovalev (31-2-1, 27 KO) faced Igor Mikhalkin, who was 32 years old with a record of 21-1 in a light-heavyweight title defense fight. Mikhalkin was on a 10-fight win streak with 9 KO wins, and was the taller of the two by 2 cms and also had a 7 cm reach advantage over Kovalev.

        Kovalev defeated Mikhalkin via 7th round TKO to retain the WBO light-heavyweight title.

      • Sergey Kovalev vs. Eleider Álvarez II

        In an immediate rematch, a 35-year old Sergey Kovalev (32-3-1, 28 KO) faced an undefeated Eleider Álvarez, who was now 34 years old with a record of 24-0. Kovalev had lost to Álvarez in their last fight. Both the boxers were of the same height but Álvarez had a 8 cm reach advantage over Kovalev.

        Kovalev defeated Álvarez via 12 round unanimous decision to win the WBO light-heavyweight title. He handed Álvarez the first loss of his career, and put an end to Álvarez' 24-fight win streak.

      • Sergey Kovalev vs. Anthony Yarde

        A 36-year old Sergey Kovalev (33-3-1, 28 KO) faced an undefeated Anthony Yarde, who was 28 years old with a record of 18-0 in a light-heavyweight title defense fight. Yarde was on a 18-fight win streak with 17 KO wins. Both the boxers were of the same height but Kovalev had a 1 cm reach advantage over Yarde.

        Kovalev defeated Yarde via 11th round TKO to retain the WBO light-heavyweight title. He handed Yarde the first loss of his career, and put an end to Yarde's 18-fight win streak.

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