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Sergey Kovalev vs Najib Mohammedi Weigh In Results
Kovalev 174.5 lbs
Sergey Kovalev vs Najib Mohammedi Overview
As a professional boxer, formidable boxer Sergey Kovalev (27-0-1, 24 KOs) hasn’t tasted defeat yet. When he faces Nadjib Mohammedi (37-3, 23 KOs) on Saturday evening in the 12 round scheduled match (in Las Vegas, at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino), Kovalev’s record and his IBF, WBO and WBA light heavy-weight titles will be put on the line.
In each bout Kovalev has passed, he’s really improved and has become more comfortable as his straight forward career continues to rise to the top of the light heavy-weight category. He has defended his WBO title (which he took from Nathan Cleverly with a 4th round TKO back in 2013) 5 times and in addition to this, he’s obtained WBA and IBF in a win over Bernard Hopkins aka “The Executioner” last year in November. In the ring, Kovalev never wastes time. His stone fists end up chewing up his opponent’s torso and skull with a highly great precision.
Back in 2011 in October, Mohammedi (French fighter with Algerian background) lost against opponent Dmitry Sukhotsky. After that loss, Mohammedi has won a total of 13 fights (11 of them ended before even the bell rang). This fighter has an amazing skill and power, but we’ll have to wait and see this when he meets the Krusher (Kovalev) in the ring. For what is to come with Kovalev, there’s very little that can prepare Mohammedi. As noted by Hopkins, Mohammedi has shown tremendous power in overpowering his opponents while Kovalev has been notably rocked 1-2 times. The best strategy for Mohammedi in Saturday’s match against Kovalev, is by portraying great dexterity and flexibility during exchanges. With 2KO losses in Mohammedi’s entire career, let’s wait and see if Kovalev blows him a third KO on Saturday.
Fighters Information Summary:
Weight: 173 lbs.
Range: 70 Inches
Record: 37-3 (23KO)
Title fights Record: 0-1
The opponents faced that are notable: Loss UD 12- Nathan Cleverly
Weight: 174.5 lbs.
Record: 27-0-1 (24 KO)
Title fights Record: 6-0 (5KO)
The opponents faced that are notable: TKO 4 Win – Nathan Cleverly, TKO 8 Win – Jean Pascal and UD 12 – Bernard Hopkins
Match Odds (Sergey Kovalev vs Nadjib Mohammedi)
You will gain $1600 on a $100 bet on the opponent and a wager on the champion worth $1,000 will win you $100.
Match Date: Saturday, 25th July
Match Location: Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, Las Vegas
Time: 10:00 PM PT/ET
The bigger puncher in this fight is Kovalev with a high likelihood of scoring a knockout.The only clear prediction here is Kovalev “The Krusher” delivering a KO in the 4th round.