As for Kovalev, the Russian saw his two-fight win streak snapped. His career record now stands at 34-4-1 with 29 knockout wins. At 36-years-old it’s hard to say what’s next for him after suffering such a brutal KO loss.
Barrera suffered his first defeat against Andre Ward, but returned to take Vyacheslav Shabranskyy’s undefeated record and scored a decision win against Joe Smith Jr. The 38-year-old contender’s only other losses have been against Dmitry Bivol and Jesse Hart in very tough fights, and he looks to make another run for a world title in 2020.
Has a record of 7-0 (2 KO) against former or current world titlists: Won against Mikkel Kessler, Sakio Bika, Arthur Abraham, Carl Froch, Chad Dawson, and Sergey Kovalev (twice). Has a record of 1-0 (1 KO) against former or current lineal titlists: Won against Chad Dawson. Has a record of 2-0 (2 KO) in fights outside his native United States.Kovalev lost his unbeaten record and world title reign in late-2016 to Andre Ward, who had predominantly operated at super-middle. Ward won back-to-back fights with Kovalev, who, earlier this year.This is his first loss since Aug. 2018. Throughout his career, Kovalev has only lost to Andre Ward twice, Eleider Alvarez, which he avenged in the rematch, and now Canelo.
Andrey Kovalev (9-1-0) is a Pro MMA Fighter out of Nikolaev, Ukraine. View complete Tapology profile, bio, rankings, photos, news and record.Read More
In round eleven, sensing Yarde's fatigue, Kovalev upped the pressure and increased his punch output, eventually dropping Yarde with a spearing left-jab to win the fight by knockout. At the time of the stoppage, all three judges had Kovalev ahead with the scorecards reading 98-92, 97-94 and 96-93.Read More
Fatigue did in Kovalev in his loss by unanimous decision to Ward in their first fight, Duva said. Advertisement “He was gassed over the final six rounds,” said Duva, who believes he was over.Read More
The world champion in three different weight classes Saul Canelo Alvarez entered this fight with a professional record of 52-1-2 (35 knockouts) and he is ranked as the No.1 middleweight in the world. He suffered his only loss when he faced Floyd Mayweather Jr in 2013 (via majority decision, Mayweather vs Alvarez), since then Canelo has collected ten victories and one draw, facing twice Gennady.Read More
Sergey Kovalev will soon receive news on his next fight and would consider a return to the UK, confirmed his promoter Kathy Duva. The Russian accepted a massive Las Vegas clash with Saul 'Canelo'.Read More
Kovalev ruled the light heavyweight division for years, but Andre Ward tarnished his record and shattered his psyche. Their first fight in 2016 was close and somewhat controversial. Ward won by.Read More
Sergey Kovalev became light-heavyweight champion for the third time Saturday night at The Star at Ford Center, with a unanimous-decision victory over Eleider Alvarez, who knocked out Kovalev last.Read More
Kovalev bested Eleider Alvarez (24-1, 12 KOs) via unanimous decision to win the WBO light heavyweight world title, becoming a three-time world champion. The scores were 116-112 (2X) and 120-108.Read More
At this point, Ward's record was 14 wins, no losses. He was ready to step up to his biggest challenge against big American puncher Allan Green (25-1, 18 KOs), with the fight scheduled to take place on February 2, 2008 on HBO. The fight was called off because Green had an obligation with ESPN to fight Rubin Williams on January 4.Read More
Kovalev's winning streak went from 24 wins to 26 after he then defeated boxers including Blake Caparello and Bernard Hopkins. March 14th, 2015 Sergey Kovalev Vs Jean Pascal On March 14th, 2015, Kovalev went into action again and beat Jean Pascal taking the winning record to 27 wins.Read More