Saturday, July 25, 2015

Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino / Las Vegas, NV

Sergey Kovalev

(27-0-1, 24 KOs) VS.

Nadjib Mohammedi

(37-3-0, 23 KOs)

| International Time: 01:00 GMT
Available HD

Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (27-0-1, 24 KOs) the undefeated unified WBO, WBA and IBF Light Heavyweight World Champion will take on his first IBF mandatory contender Nadjib “Irondjib” Mohammedi (37-3, 23 KOs) LIVE on Saturday, July 25 at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.

The Russian Wrecking Ball Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev - is headlining in the storied fight town for the first time. The charismatic and unbeaten knockout artist boasts three current world title belts, 2014 Fighter of the Year honors from numerous publications and an astounding 89% knockout-to-win ratio. After capping off his impressive 2014 campaign with a UD win over the legendary Bernard Hopkins to unify the WBA and IBF belts with his WBO belt, he began 2015 with a thrilling eighth round knockout of former world champion Jean Pascal in Montreal.

In the opposite corner, the IBF’s number one contender, Nadjib “Irondjib” Mohammedi will challenge Kovalev with his awkward and aggressive style. He earned this title shot with an exciting win over Anatoliy Dudchenko by TKO in an IBF elimination contest in June of last year. Mohammedi elected to wait as Kovalev unified the belts with Hopkins then took a voluntary defense against Pascal while he added some serious fire power to his corner – world renowned trainer Abel Sanchez. Sanchez, who trains middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin and previously worked with Kovalev.

HBO retains Worldwide Rights to this event excluding Russia and France.


Jean Pascal Port-au-Prince, Haiti, (29-3-1, 17 KOs)


Yunieski Gonzalez

, (16-0-0, 12 KOs)



Sullivan Barrera , (15-0-0, 10 KOs)


Hakim Zoulikha

Villeurbanne, FR (21-7-0, 10 KOs)