Sergey Kovalev is one of the prides of the Russian nation. Kovalev is a professional boxer who has brought honor and fame to his fatherland. He began his boxing career at the age of 11. Three years later, he had his Amateur debut in 1997 after three years of his entry into the world of pugilists.
Kovalev Amateur boxing days were very golden. He won many championships. In his first entry into the Russian senior championships, he reached the final and the following year, he was the ultimate winner in two categories.
Like most successful Amateur boxers, Kovalev moved up to the professional ranks. His entry was with a big bang. His first nine opponents in his professional career were defeated via knock outs between the first and second rounds. This was a warning signals to his would be opponents in the boxing ring. He was feared by every foe in his weight division.
Kovalev became the WBO world heavy weight champion on 30th November 2013. In that bout, Nathan Cleverly tasted his first professional knock of his glorious boxing career. In a recent match on November 19, 2016 Kovalev lost his last bout to Andre Ward in a unification bout. The decisions of the referees in that bout are today a subject of heated controversy.
Sergey Kovalev was born in Kopeysk, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union (now Russia) on the 2nd of April 1983. He is married to Natalya Kovalev. They have a son Aleksandr Kovalev. The marriage has been steady so far. Kovalev has an athletic build and he measures 42-32-15.
He is worth an estimated $7 million dollars
Kovalev has been involved in numerous contests both as an Amateur boxer as well as a professional boxer. His latest bout was against Ward to whom he lost on point’s decision and it has been a subject of controversy.
He has won several local, national and world titles. He was the world light heavy weight champion of the world until his disputed loss to Ward.
- Occupation: Professional Boxer
- Age: 33
- Date of Birth: 2-4-83
- Place of Birth: Kopeysk, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union (now Russia)
- Gender: Male
- Height in ft: 6’.
- Height in cm: 183
- Height in m: 1.83
- Weight in kg: 79
- Weight in pounds:174.6
- Eye color: Hazel Brown.
- Hair color: Brown
- Girlfriend /Spouse: Natalya Kovalev
- Measurements: 42-32-15.
- Ethnicity: White
- Nationality: Russian