Sergey Kovalev (left)Photo: Adam Hunger / AP
Russian Sergey Kovalev TKO defeated compatriot Igor mikhalkina and defended the title by the world Boxing organization (WBO) light heavyweight title, TV channel HBO Boxing.
The referee stopped the fight in the seventh round, as Mikhalkin got cut because of the impact of the opponent.
The fight was held in Madison square garden in new York. The promoter Kovalev, Kathy Duva, said RIA Novosti that he expects that the next match involving her ward will be held at the same venue in July.
The victory over Mr. Mihalkovym Kovalev became the 32nd in his career with two defeats (both from American Andre ward) and one draw. A champion belt under version WBO 34-year-old Russian owns from November 2017.
Igor Michalkin 32 years, defeated by Kovalev became the second in career. Also his record includes 21 wins, including nine knockouts.
Video, photo All from Russia.