The former Ibf, Wba and current WBO light-Hw champion Sergey Kovalev entered this fight with a professional record of 33-3-1 (28 KOs=85%) and he is ranked as the No.1 light heavyweight in the world. In his last two bouts he has faced twice Eleider Alvarez losing the first fight (the Russian was ahead on points but he was knocked out in the seventh round, Sergey Kovalev vs Eleider Alvarez I) and winning the rematch (Eleider Alvarez vs Sergey Kovalev II).
His opponent, the undefeated Anthony Yarde, has a perfect record of 18-0-0 (17 KOs=94%) and he entered as the No.13 in the same weight class. In his last three bouts he has won over Dariusz Sek (Anthony Yarde vs Dariusz Sek), Walter Gabriel Sequeira (Anthony Yarde vs Walter Gabriel Sequeira) and Travis Reeves (Anthony Yarde vs Travis Reeves). Kovalev vs Yarde is valid for the WBO World light heavyweight title (Kovalev’s first defense). Watch the video and rate this fight!
Where: Traktor Sport Palace, Chelyabinsk, Russia
Division: light heavyweight (175 lbs, 79.4 kg)
Title: WBO World light heavyweight title
Kovalev’s previous fight: Eleider Alvarez vs Sergey Kovalev 2
Yarde’s previous fight: Anthony Yarde vs Travis Reeves
Kovalev’s next fight: Saul Canelo Alvarez vs Sergey Kovalev
Kovalev vs Yarde full fight video:
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