The Nathan Cleverly vs. Sergey Kovalev light heavyweight title fight took place tonight at the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff, Wales. The undefeated Welshman Cleverly, coming into the fight with a 26-0 record with 12 KOs, looked to defend his WBO strap against his best and fiercest opponent to date, "Krusher" Kovalev (21-0-1, 19 KOs). Would Cleverly's boxing secure the victory, or would Kovalev's power and aggression prove to be too much?
Check out the full Cleverly vs. Kovalev results below.
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Sergei Kovalev, 22-0-1 (20 KOs), annihilated defending WBO Light Heavyweight Champion Nathan Cleverly by 4th round TKO. A pair of knockdowns in the third round left Cleverly in a heavily-deteriorated state, allowing Kovalev to easily mop up at 21 seconds of the 4th. Cleverly falls to 26-1 (12 KOs).
With a crunching puncher like Kovalev, the question is how his power will translate at the top level. By going into Cleverly's territory in Wales and destroying a reignin...