This coming Monday night July 11th 2016, IBF/WBA/WBO Light Heavyweight champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (29-0-1, 26 KO’s) defends his titles against Isaac Chilemba (24-3-2, 10 KO’s).  The fight will take place at the DIVS Sports Palace in Yekaterinburg Russia, and will air on HBO Boxing at 10:15 PM ET.  In the co-feature, Magomed Kurbanov (7-0, 6 KO’s) will take on Sasha Yengoyan (37-2-1, 25 KO’s) in a 10 round Junior Middleweight bout.  Here is the breakdown and predictions:

SERGEY KOVALEV

-Record:  29 – 0 – 1, 26 KO’s

-Weight Class:  Light Heavyweight

-Height:  6′ 0″

-Reach:  72″

-Notable Fights

  • Nathan Cleverly  —  Win, TKO 4th round (12), 8/17/13.  (Won WBO Light Heavyweight title)
  • Bernard Hopkins  —  Win, Unanimous Decision (12), 10/8/14.  (Won WBAsuper & IBF Light Heavyweight titles)
  • Jean Pascal #1  —  Win, TKO 8th round (12), 3/14/15.

 

ISAAC CHILEMBA

-Record:  24 – 3 – 2, 10 KO’s

-Weight Class:  Light Heavyweight

-Height:  6′ 2″

-Reach:  73″

-Notable Fights

  • Tony Bellew  —  Draw, Split Decision (12), 3/30/13.
  • Vasily Lepikhin  —  Win, Unanimous Decision (10), 3/14/15.  (Won NABF Light Heavyweight title)
  • Eleider Alvarez  —  Loss, Majority Decision (12), 11/28/15.

 

Predictions:

Magomed Kurbanov  —  def  —  Sasha Yengoyan  —  via  —  TKO 7th round

Sergey Kovalev  —  def  —  Isaac Chilemba  —  via  —  TKO 6th round

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

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