Russian boxer Kovalev defeated Tervel Pulev in the first fight since 2019
Russian boxer Sergey Kovalev held the first fight in three years and defeated the Bulgarian Tervel Pulev. This is reported by the correspondent of “Lenta.ru”.
The duel between 39-year-old Kovalev and Pulev lasted ten rounds and ended with the victory of the Russian by a decision. For the domestic boxer, the fight became a debut in the first heavyweight division.
Kovalev fought for the first time since 2019. In November of that year, the Russian lost by knockout to the Mexican Saul Alvarez.
The Russian has not won since August 2019. Then he turned out to be stronger than the British boxer Anthony Yarde. Kovalev defended his World Boxing Organization (WBO) light heavyweight title.
In total, Kovalev has 35 wins, 29 of which by knockout, four defeats. One duel with the participation of the Russian ended in a draw.