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Sergey Kovalev-Anthony Yarde - CompuBox Punch Stats

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Sergey Kovalev, working behind a steady jab (10 landed per round) survived an anxious eight round (Anthony Yarde landed 34 punches) to wear down his opponent. Kovalev had a 90-17 edge in landed punches over the last 3 rounds.

Yarde's 132 landed punches were the most by a Kovalev opponent in 21 of his fights tracked by CompuBox.


Chelyabinsk, Russia - WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev (34-3-1, 29 KOs) survived a scare in the eigth round to score a knockout of mandatory challenger Anthony Yarde (18-1, 17 KOs) in the eleventh.

Kovalev may have now secured a showdown with Mexican superstar Canelo Alvarez, which is targeted for the end of the year.

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Comment by Roberto Vasquez on 08-25-2019

[QUOTE=Damn Wicked;20010806]Yeah, that's how it appeared to me too. It would be interesting to see it again so that I can count the punches. Yarde was more aggressive than some of Kov's opponents , so maybe that's why he was…

Comment by Bronx23 on 08-25-2019

[QUOTE=Vlad_;20011359]So besides that one fight where Kovalev kept on getting hit low in the pubic and bladder area, when was Kovalev actually beaten due to body shots?[/QUOTE] Do you not see how he reacts to body shots ? The pubic…

Comment by Vlad_ on 08-25-2019

So besides that one fight where Kovalev kept on getting hit low in the pubic and bladder area, when was Kovalev actually beaten due to body shots? [QUOTE=Ragnar713;20010782]If Kovalev wasn’t weak to the body Canelo would not be trying to…

Comment by Bronx23 on 08-25-2019

Kovalevs resistance to body shots is almost equivalent to Khan's chin resistance. I know body shots suck but Kovalev has absolutely no poker face when it comes to them. He looks hurt everytime hit he gets hit. I don't wanna…

Comment by Damn Wicked on 08-24-2019

[QUOTE=bronx7;20010671]Watching the fight besides a couple of rounds where Yarde landed a lot it looked like he followed him around and ate jabs all night I can’t believe he landed the most ever[/QUOTE] Yeah, that's how it appeared to me…

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