Boxers Kovalev and Yard have passed the weigh-in before championship fight
In Chelyabinsk took place the ceremony of weighing before a Boxing match Sergey Kovalev and Anthony Yard. The Russians showed in the balance the result of 79.2 kg and were 0.3 kg heavier than the Briton, whose weight was 78.9, reports «RIA Novosti«.
The encounter between Kovalev and the Yard will be held on Saturday, August 24, at the «Arena Tractor» in Chelyabinsk. Athletes will compete for the title of world champion at light heavyweight for the WBO title, which currently belongs to the Russian boxer.
The last fight in professional Boxing Kovalev played in February. The athlete won the title in the match against the Colombian Eleider Alvarez, taking revenge for the defeat in August of last year.
In the course of a career in professional Boxing Kovalev scored 33 wins, three defeats and one fight brought in a draw. On account of the 18 Yard fights, all of which he won, with 17 times winning by Ko.