Sergey Kovalev is a Russian professional boxer from Chelyabinsk, Russia but based in Florida. He is the reigning WBO light heavyweight champion and known for his devastating punching power. His promotional agency is Main Events and his trainer is John David Jackson.Kovalev holds notable victories over former light heavyweight world champions Gabriel Campillo and Nathan Cleverly.
Kovalev started his career with a first-round TKO of Daniel Chavez at Greenboro Coliseum in Greensboro, North Carolina. He won his first nine fights with first- or second-round knockout. He faced more serious competition against Darnell Boone in October 2010, when he had to fight all eight rounds, but won a tough fight.
In July 2011, Kovalev won his first NABA belt in a 10-round fight with Douglas Otieno from Kenya. The Russian’s next bout against Grover Young was controversial, however, as in the second round, Kovalev threw a left hook to the head, but the judges suggested that it was a blow to the back of the head -– an unintentional infringement. And as the American could not continue, the fight was declared a technical draw.
Kovalev will Fight for the Unduspited Light Heavyweight Unification fight with The Legendary Bernard “The Alien” Hopkins on Nov 8th 2014 , in Atlantic City.