Origin: Chelyabinsk, Russia
Trainer: John David Jackson
Sergey KovalevW-L-D: 30- 1- 1 ( 26 KOs) | Light heavyweight (175 lbs) Nationality: Russia
Sergey Kovalevs is a Russian professional boxer. He is a former unified light heavyweight world champion, having held the WBA (Undisputed) and IBF titles from 2014-2016, and the WBO title from 2013 to 2016. The Ring magazine named him their Fighter of the Year in 2014, and as of July 2016 he is ranked as the world’s best light heavyweight by The Ring and BoxRec; both of which also rank him as the world’s second best boxer, pound for pound. Kovalev is well known for his formidable punching power, with 84% of his wins achieved by knockout.
Kovalev’s last bout was against Andre Ward, where he lost by a controversial unanimous decision. There was a rematch clause in the contract, but it remains to be seen whether or not it will be honored.