Russian boxer Sergey Kovalev defended his 3-title Boxing
Russian boxer Sergey Kovalev won by Ko Fight in Las Vegas against the Frenchman Najib Mohammedi and defended the title of world champion under versions of the international Boxing Federation (IBF), world Boxing Association (WBA) and world Boxing organization (WBO).
The fight took place in the weight category up to 79, 38 kg in a 12-round fight Kovalev won Mohammedi by knockout in the third round, reports the news Agency. Kovalev twice sent his opponent to the ground - in the 2nd and 3rd rounds. After the second fall Mohammedi not managed to get the required 10 seconds, and the referee stopped the fight. This protection zone was mandatory for Kovalev By assumption IBF title Challenger which Mohammedi won back in June of last year, defeating Ukrainian Anatoliy Dudchenko technical knockout in the 7th round. A citizen of Russia for the second time he defended his 3 world titles, two of which - the IBF and WBA champion, he won in November of last year because of the victory over the legendary American Bernard Hopkins on points. In the last month of summer 2013 Kovalev became the champion By assumption WBO, defeating Briton Nathan cleverly TKO in the 4th round. In March this year the citizen of Russia defeated former world champion Under the assumption of the world Boxing Council (WBS) canadian Jean Pascal by TKO in the 8th round. Kovalev still does not know defeats on a professional ring - 28 wins (25 by knockout) and only a draw, also from last 12 fights at eleven he won by knockout. The dossier Mohammadi - 37 wins (23 by Ko), 4 losses. The main goal of the Russian - meeting with canadian Adonis Stevenson, who owns the missing Kovalev's belt WBS, still delayed due to disagreements with the channels. Among the ideas born in Kopeysk - the possible rematch with Pascal, the fight is in Russia in November, and the spring - a Fight with one of the strongest boxers in all weight categories, the WBA world champion in weight to 72, 6 kg American Andre ward.