Kovalev Court Date Set After Canelo Fight
Sergey Kovalev has plenty of time to prepare not only for his November 2nd light heavyweight title fight against Canelo Alvarez, but also his return to court on assault charges.
On Wednesday, it was revealed that Kovalev will stand for charges of felony assault, by means of force likely to cause great bodily injury, on November 25th in the Superior Court of California’s San Bernadino County.
The alleged victim has filed criminal and an $8 million civil charge against Kovalev, who was alleged to have followed her to a cabin with an associate, where the woman suffered a broken nose, a concussion, as well as a displaced disk in her neck due to a punch to the face.
The incident, which took place in 2018, only came to light earlier this year, when TMZ Sports broke the story before his rematch with Eleider Alvarez.“We conducted a preliminary hearing on April 4th, 2019 where Mr. Kovalev was held to answer, meaning a judge determined that there was sufficient evidence for the case to proceed to trial,” Jason Liso, lead deputy district attorney for San Bernardino County told BoxingScene.com. “Mr. Kovalev is charged with California Penal Code Section 245(a)(4) as a felony, which has a maximum punishment of four years in the state prison.”
A hearing was held on October 3rd, where Kovalev and his defense attorney Dmitry Gorin were both present for the hearing, where the judge Dwight W. Moore ordered the November 25th trial by jury with a pre-trial date set for November 18th.
Report: Boxing Scene