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Boxer Kovalev praised the first victory in three years with the phrase “a bit difficult”

Kovalev after the victory over Pulev: I’m back

The Russian defeated Tervel Pulev, who had never lost before. Kovalev held his last fight at the end of 2019 and lost by knockout.

Sergey Kovalev (Photo: Valery Sharifulin/TASS)

Russian Sergey Kovalev commented on his return to the ring after two and a half years. On the morning of May 15, the Russian defeated the Bulgarian boxer Tervel Pulev.

“After a long break, it’s a bit difficult, but I’m back. Now I’m going to get in shape. I’ll take a week off and start training again. I look forward to the next fight,” she said immediately after the fight.

Kovalev admitted that he was worried about how the fight against Pulev would end, as there was a big lull in his career. “Such a simple did not benefit my body. Added to this fight was 10 pounds (4.5 kg – RBC) on my body,” said the Russian.

Russian boxer Sergei Kovalev scored his first victory in three years

He revealed that he wanted to “fight every three or four months”. “I think the next fight will not be much higher level. Give me one more fight and I’ll be ready,” Kovalev said.

The duel between Kovalev and Pulev took place at the American Inglewood (California). The ten round fight ended with the victory of the Russian by unanimous decision of the judges: 98-92, 98-92, 97-93. The Russian boxer had 35 wins (29 by knockout) in the professional ring with four losses and one draw. Pulev suffered the first loss of his professional career with 16 wins (13 by knockout).

Kovalev, before the fight with the Bulgarian boxer, entered the ring for the last time at the end of 2019. Then he fought the Mexican Saúl Álvarez, who knocked out the Russian.


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