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He is scheduled to fight the long-time light-heavyweight contender Sullivan Barrera. Weight: in Kilograms- 79 kg in Pounds- 174.6 lbs: Body Measurements - Chest: 42 Inches - Waist: 32 Inches - Biceps: 15 Inches: Eye Colour: Hazel Brown: Hair Colour: Brown: Boxing: Professional Debut: 2008: Coach/Mentor: John David Jackson: Records (main ones)/Achievement • Sergey Kovalev is unified light heavyweight world champion. When you don’t win and when you suffer adversity, it makes you stronger. If I do not win the fight there is no fight with Bernard Hopkins. It is very important. Buttigieg is the Biden campaign’s ruthless secret weapon. The venue was set up to hold 10,748. Due to Hopkins not paying their sanctioning fees, the title remained vacant. Reports also suggested that Ward's trainer, Virgil Hunter offered his services to Kovalev. [26] In front of 8,545, Kovalev defeated Hopkins by unanimous decision to retain the WBO light heavyweight title and win the WBA (Super) and IBF titles. [85], In front of a small crowd of 3,307 at the Theater, Kovalev regained the WBO title after stopping Shabranskyy in round two. [104][105], After the fight, Duva confirmed there was a rematch clause in the contract, however was unsure if the rematch would take place straight away. I wanted him to look like a clown. He needed only six minutes. "[17][18][19] The fight drew 1,006,000 viewers on HBO and peaked at 1,048,000 viewers. Kovalev started boxing in 1994 at age 11, and made his amateur debut in 1997 in the Russian Boxing Junior Championship, where he won the gold medal in the middleweight juniors division. 83.91 kg. [44] Kovalev tipped the scales at 174.6lbs, while Chilemba weighed in at 174.8lbs. [78][79], On 9 September 2017 HBO announced that Kovalev would make his ring return on HBO: Boxing After Dark on 25 November. This was the first time in five years that Kovalev would return to Russia for a fight and defend his WBA (Super), IBF and WBO light heavyweight titles. 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She stated she would call promoter Yvon Michel in order to set up a fight with two-time Olympian Artur Beterbiev (9-0, 9 KOs), who defeated Kovalev in the amateurs. Referee David Fields stopped the fight. [45] Kovalev earned a unanimous points decision after a hard-earned battle. This victory was for my son Aleksandr." Even though the Chargers’ week off came earlier than expected because of NFL schedule changes, Joey Bosa is not complaining because he has injuries that need healing. Was the struggle to make weight a sign that the 36-year-old Russian was fatigued? Speaking to Max Kellerman of HBO, Kovalev said, "I did it. The fight took place on 25 July 2015, at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. [113] A week later it was announced the fight would take place on 2 February 2019, at the Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas, best known for being the Dallas Cowboys’ training facility. The fight was expected to take place on 3 March 2018, at the Theater at Madison Square Garden on HBO. Robert Woods’ versatility goes a long way to airing out Rams’ offense. Ultimately in the seventh round, Kovalev landed a vicious jab to Agnew's liver that put him down for the count. [115], In front of 4,877 fans at the Ford Center, Kovalev put on an incredible performance to regain the WBO title after defeating Álvarez by a 12 round unanimous decision and became a three-time light heavyweight titleholder. The first press conference took place on 8 December 2018, officially starting the build up for the rematch. I don't worry. Caparello started well, scoring a flash knockdown after catching Kovalev with a solid shot while Kovalev was off balance. Whatever he did, it worked. Kovalev gave his training team credit, "This training camp I had help from my team, Buddy and Teddy. For the first six rounds, Kovalev was in control using his jab and landing his right hand.At the end on round 6, he was leading on the scorecards 59-55, 59-55 and 58-56. It was a two-punch combination [for the final knockdown] that I have been throwing my whole career, and we worked on it in camp. In round 8 in a sudden dramatic fashion, Yarde seriously hurt Kovalev with several powerful shots. On April 4, 2019, Kovalev was held to answer for felony assault causing great bodily injury, meaning that the Court found that there was enough evidence to proceed to trial on the felony charge. CompuBox showed that Kovalev landed 50 of 113 punches (44%), this included 25 of 36 power shots in round two and Shabranskyy landed 16 of 71 thrown (23%). Dodgers rewrite MLB record book with NLCS scoring barrage vs. Braves. [61][62] On 24 March 2017, Kovalev revealed via Social Media that he had signed his end of the deal. The official time of stoppage was 2 minutes and 45 seconds. [73] The replay was shown on regular HBO averaging 752,000 viewers and peaked at 947,000, which was during the final round. In 2015, Sergey Kovalev issued Disgraceful, Racist Tweet About Adonis Stevenson. [109] Early talks indicated the rematch would take place in December 2018. This fight marked Ward's first time fighting in Las Vegas. [32][33] Kovalev had just been named Sports Illustrated's 2014 Fighter of the Year. It was a conclusion many expected, although Kovalev was cut around both eyes and was forced to go past the fourth round for the first time in seven fights, dating back to 2011. I’m not looking back.”[81] Kovalev told Ringtv that he would not had a lead trainer for the fight. It is all here. Your guide to the 2020 election in California. Off came his necklace and down went his weight, but by only a half-pound. I know if it went the distance he would be the favorite so I tried to press the fight. After beating the count again, Álvarez charged forward landing another left-right combination, putting Kovalev down again. Kovalev won every single round on all of the three judges' scorecards. Chargers need healing too. Photos: Dodgers defeat Atlanta Braves in Game 3 of NLCS. Kovalev won when Pascal's trainer Freddie Roach refused to let his fighter continue after the seventh round. He’s a great fighter, but to say he’s the best of all time ... It’s hard to choose one. I have always practiced that in camp, and we thought it would work in this camp." [31], It was announced on 23 December 2014, that Kovalev would defend his world titles and fight Jean Pascal (29-2-1, 17 KOs) on March 14, 2015 for WBC Diamond light heavyweight title at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada live on HBO. Campillo, known as a slow starter who looked sluggish throughout the fight, was hurt early in the third round and staggered into the corner. How to vote. After the round, Roach threatened to pull Pascal. [74] The event produced a live gate of $2,187,340 from 6,366 tickets sold, including complimentary tickets, the full attendance was announced as 10,592. A replay was shown on HBO prior to the Lomachenko-Walters title fight, which averaged 834,000 viewers. The event produced a live gate of $3.3 million from 10,066 tickets sold, including complimentary tickets, the full attendance was announced as 13,310. Kovalev started his career with a first-round KO of Daniel Chavez at Greenboro Coliseum in Greensboro, North Carolina. Want to predict a fight? He finished his amateur career with a record of 195–18.[4]. I feel like I cleaned out my life and now I’m ready to start fresh. [58][59][60], Kovalev's manager Egis Klimas announced that negotiations had begun for the rematch between Ward and Kovalev. Kovalev went back to boxing in round 9, using his jab and reach to keep Yarde away. Occidental College will discontinue its football program, President Harry J. Elam Jr. announced Tuesday, ending three years of deliberations about its future. Kovalev got up, but looked unsteady. Yes, he did punch me, but he didn't hurt me. Bio: Real Name: Sergey Alexandrovich Kovalev: Nickname: Krusher: Profession: Russian Professional Boxer: Physical Stats & More: Height: in centimeters- 183 cm in meters- 1.83 m in Feet Inches- 6’ 0” Weight: in Kilograms- 79 kg in Pounds- 174.6 lbs Body Measurements The fight was televised on HBO World Championship Boxing. He is seeking a fourth title at a fourth weight, which would be one more step toward perhaps eventually becoming the equal of Julio Cesar Chavez, who still ranks as Mexico’s best ever. [4], In his 2011 fight against Roman Simakov of Russia, Kovalev knocked down his opponent in the sixth round and the fight was stopped one round later and Kovalev was awarded a TKO victory. His opponent was announced as 30 year old light heavyweight contender Vyacheslav Shabranskyy (19-1, 16 KOs) in a scheduled 10 round bout, to take place at The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The judges scored it 120-108, 116-112 and 116-112 for Kovalev.

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