Update In Kovalev Assault Trial

Now that Sergey Kovalev’s battle to retain the WBO light heavyweight title has come and gone, the now-former world champion must deal with a pending felony case.

An initial trial date of November 25th has been rescheduled to January 6th, 2020 during a pre-trial hearing on Monday inside the Superior Court of California in San Bernadino County.

Kovalev stands trial for felony assault for which he was arrested for back in June in Big Bear, California.

The alleged victim, Jamie Frontz, who also has a civil suit against Kovalev, who is claimed to have attacked Frontz after she rejected his advances at a party they both were attending.

According to statements given by Frontz, Kovalev and an associate followed her to her cabin, where she alleges to have suffered a broken nose, a concussion, and a displaced disk in her neck due to a punch from the former world champion.

“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 Boxing Scene earlier this year. “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.”

“Mr. Kovalev is still facing criminal charges, and is currently scheduled to stand trial,” Liso confirmed to BoxingScene.com following the report that the trial date had been moved once again.

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