Gennady Kovalev

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Gennady Kovalev
Personal information
Full name Геннадий Геннадиевич Ковалёв
Nationality  Russia
Born (1983-05-17) May 17, 1983 (age 35)
Kropotkin, Krasnodar Krai
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 64 kg (141 lb)
Sport Boxing
Rated at Light Welterweight
Club Rossiyskiy Sportivnyy Studencheskiy

Gennady Gennadiyevich Kovalev (Russian: Геннадий Геннадиевич Ковалёв; born 17 May 1983 in Kropotkin, Krasnodar Krai) is a boxer from Russia.


Southpaw Kovalev won the silver medal at the 2003 World Amateur Boxing Championships defeating Bahodirjon Sooltonov but losing to Aghasi Mammadov at bantam, and a gold medal at the 2004 European Amateur Boxing Championships .

He participated in the 2004 Summer Olympics for his native country. There he was beaten in the quarterfinals of the Bantamweight (54 kg) division by Cuba's eventual winner Guillermo Rigondeaux.

Now at junior welterweight he won the Russian Championships 2007 against legend Alexander Maletin 37:21. At the World championships he beat Bradley Saunders to reach the finals but lost to defending Kazakh champion Serik Sapiyev 5:20.

After his boxing career, Kovalev has found success as a professional MMA fighter, going 5-1 as a professional.[1]

World amateur championships results[edit]

2003 (as a bantamweight)

2007 (as a Light welterweight)

Olympic results[edit]

2004 (as a bantamweight)

2008 (as a Light welterweight)