Sergey Kovalev

by John Max 27 Sep,2020
Sergey Kovalev
Personal Info
  • Famous Name
  • Birth Name Sergey Alexandrovich Kovalev
  • Birth Place Kopeysk, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
  • Famous Name Sergey Kovalev
  • Net Worth $4 million.
  • Nationality Russian
  • Currently Married Yes
  • Married to Natalya Kovaleva
  • Children Two

Sergey Alexandrovich Kovalev, a.k.a Sergey Kovalev, is a Russian professional boxer who held multiple light heavyweight world championship: 3x WBO titles, IBF titles from 2014-16, and WBA (Super).

Kopeysk, Russian SFSR native, Sergey Kovalev, was born on April 2, 1983, under the star sign Aries. The thirty-seven-year-old stands 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) and weighs 184 cm (72 in).

How Much Is Sergey Kovalev's Net Worth In 2020?

A professional since 2009, Sergey Kovalev has summoned a great deal of money out of his boxing career. His fights purse money details are discloed below the table: 

Year Opponent Earnings
2014 Bernard Hopkins $500,000
2015 Nadjib Mohammedi $700,000
2016 Jean-Pascal $1 million
2016 Isaac Chilemba $750,000
2016 Andre Ward $2 million
2017 Andre Ward $2 Million
2017 Vyacheslav Shabranskyy $1.5 million

Lately, the boxer has not revealed his paycheque. As of 2020, his net worth is estimated at $4 million.

Who is Kovalev's wife? (Married Life and Children)

The Russian boxer is married to his long-time girlfriend, Natalya Kovaleva. The couple walked down the aisle on January 29, 2011, in a private ceremony. Further, the couple is blessed with two adorable children, a son named Aleksandr Kovalev, and a daughter whose name is not discloed yet.  

Sergey Kovalev's family SOURCE: Instagram @sergeykrusherkovalev

Moreover, Sergey is often surrounded by controversies. Recently, the thirty-seven years old who has a fight scheduled for August 24, 2020, allegedly grabbed a woman and kissed her against her will before a July 15 flight to Los Angeles.

According to the source, the boxer made the unwanted advances toward the woman before the plane took off from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport to Los Angeles International Airport, bringing the woman to tears as she reportedly felt "uncomfortable and not safe." The captain of the flight then had Kovalev removed from the airplane. 

It is unknown how Kovaleva's wife is dealing and taking the relationship after all these controversies. 

Early Years

Sergey was born to Russian parents. During his childhood years, he played ice hockey until somebody stole his equipment from the dressing room, and as his parents could not afford a new one, he started trying other sports. Several months after, Sergey played hockey and finally stopped his choice on boxing. Apart from that, he also practiced amateur wrestling.

Though there is not much infromaton about Sergey's father and mother often appear during Sergey's fights. 


Sergey made his professional boxing debut in a victory over Daniel Chavez in July 2009. In July 2011, he won the vacant WBA-NABA USA light heavyweight title after defeating Douglas Otieno Okola. Later five months, he won the WBC-ABCO light heavyweight title from Roman Simakov.

In August 2013, Kovalev won the WBO light heavyweight title. The following year in November, he won the WBA (Super) and IBF lightweight heavyweight titles with a win over Bernard Hopkins.

Sergey Kovalev SOURCE: Los Angeles Daily News

He first faces loss in November 2016 to Andre Ward for the WBA (Super), IBF, and WBO light heavyweight titles and again to Ward in June 2017 for the same tags and The Ring heavyweight title. Sergey won against Vyacheslav Shabranksyy in November 2017 and earned the vacant WBO, IBA, and inaugural EBP light heavyweight titles.

In 2018, Kovalev lost to Eleidier Alvarez for the WBO and IBA heavyweight titles. In February 2019, he won the WBO light heavyweight title back from Alvarez.

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