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Sergey «krusher» Kovalev

Unified Light Heavyweight Champion of the World

  • My beginning
    My beginning

    Sergey Kovalev was born on April 2, 1983 in Kopeysk, Russia. His first visit to the boxing gym was at the age of 11 when one of his childhood friends invited him to join a boxing club near school. Sergey quickly discovered his potential driven by strong work ethic and crushing power.

    In 1997, Kovalev debuted at the Russian National Championship immediately taking gold medal in the middleweight juniors division. Sergey’s power and decisiveness in the ring earned him spots in the finals of many tournaments as an amateur boxer.

    He really is ferocious. When you throw a punch at him, he’s coming back with two punches. That’s what made it hard for Bernard Hopkins when they fought. Kovalev throws all his punches with murderous intentions, and that’s intimidating in itself
    Mike Tyson
  • The hard way
    The hard way

    However, despite his obvious dominance over many opponents, Sergey was cut short of victories time after time losing in fights he dominated from start to finish.

    After experiencing another such disappointment at the 2008 National Championship in Kaliningrad against the local favorite, Alexander Moskovskiy, Kovalev decided to turn pro and leave the amateur sport that kept building walls around him with the subjectivity and politically-motivated fight decisions.

    It takes more than talent to make a champion, add drive, ambition and a work ethic that is second to none. He is charming and one of the nicest people in the world. He is the most electrifying fighter I have ever worked with (and I have worked with some electrifying fighters!) and he is just beginning.
    Kathy Duva
  • What's next
    What's next

    Kovalev finished his amateur career with an astounding record of 213 fights and 195 wins.

    This luggage of experience, hunger to prove his undisputed dominance and inner drive to become one of the best boxers in his division would provide a solid foundation for Kovalev’s professional career, a career that would test his will and patience unlike ever before.

    He was an interesting guy when I first saw him. He was shadow-boxing and he never changed the expression on his face and I thought this guy is for real. So I told Egis [Klimas] that this guy can't miss!
    Don Turner
Round 0: Where it all began
A lot of people mistakenly think that I came out of nowhere and began to destroy my opponents one after another, catapulting up to top rankings. These people do not know my humble beginnings; it is unknown to them what stands behind those wins. It has been a rather thorny and lengthy road to titles. This is what most miss. My story began in my hometown of Chelyabinsk, Russia, and I still return here before making my next step. The future is nothing without the past.
183 cm: Height
79 kg fight weight
184 cm arm reach
86% kos in professional career
8 weeks or 56 days or 240+ hours spent preparing for a fight
226 minutes or 3.7 hours spent in the ring to earn 3 world titles
95 rounds spent in the ring as a professional
38 punches landed in 12th round against Bernard Hopkins, most landed by his oppo- nent in one round in the history of all 66 fights
Last 7 fights attracted 7.161 million TV viewers
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