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SERGEY KOVALEV (RUS)

SERGEY KOVALEV

Born: 04-01-1983 (age: 33)
Alias: KRUSHER
Height: 183cm
Reach: 184cm
Record: 30 (26 KO's) 0 1
KO's: 83.87%
Born in Russia on April2, 1983.
Practices boxing since he was 11 years old. Entered the Russian national team in 1997 for a junior championship in which he won the gold medal. Next year he got into the following seniority category, reaching the finals where he won gold in 1999.
In 2005 he became the champion of Russia and the Armed Forces, a title he renewed the next year. In 2007 he won the title in the Military World Games in India.
He was in the medalist’s board of the Russian championship between 2000 and 2008.
In 2009 made his professional debut defeating American Daniel Chavez by TKO 1. Started a 15 consecutive win rally before getting the WBA NABA by KO to Douglas Otiento in Las Vegas in July 2011.
The following month he tied with Grover Young and from then on he won 5 fights against the limit until he got his turn before the British
Nathan Cleverly, whom he defeated by TKO 4 to win the semi heavyweight WBO title in August 2013.
In November of 2014 he beat legenday Bernard Hopkins by decision to become the unified champion.
He made two defenses in 2015, and defeated Jean Pascal again in January 30, 2016.
Will make an optional defense against Isaac Chilemba, scheduled for July 11, 2016. His Mandatory is expired, for which he will have to call negociations and make an agreement with mandatory challenger and World Champion, Juergen Braehmer.

FIGHTS

SERGEY KOVALEV - ANDRE WARD (W)
UD 12rd
2016-11-19 - Las Vegas
WBA SUPER WORLD LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE
IBF TITLE
SERGEY KOVALEV - ISAAC CHILEMBA
UD 12rd
2016-07-11 - DIVS, Ekaterinburg, Russia
WBA SUPER WORLD LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE
(W) SERGEY KOVALEV - JEAN PASCAL
TKO 7rd
2016-01-30 - Canada
WBA SUPER WORLD LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE
IBF TITLE
(W) SERGEY KOVALEV - NADJIB MOHAMMEDI
KO 3rd 2:38 min
2015-07-25 - Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino, Events Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
WBA SUPER WORLD LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE
IBF TITLE
(W) SERGEY KOVALEV - JEAN PASCAL
TKO 8rd 1:03 min
2015-03-14 - Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
WBA WORLD LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE
IBF TITLE
BERNARD HOPKINS - SERGEY KOVALEV (W)
UD 12rd
2014-11-08 - USA
WBA WORLD LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE
IBF TITLE

MOVEMENTS IN WBA RANKING

Unified World Champion
DATEDIVISION
Nov, 2014LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT
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