On Saturday, March 3, HBO Boxing presented Kovalev vs. Mikhalkin from Madison Square Garden in New York.

In the night’s main event, WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev defended his title against Igor Mikhalkin.

The co-main event featured another light heavyweight title match-up between Dmitry Bivol and Sullivan Barrera.

The two title fights aired live on HBO at 10 p.m. ET.

FULL RESULTS
Sergey Kovalev def. Igor Mikhalkin by TKO. Round 7 – for WBO light heavyweight title
Dmitry Bivol def. Sullivan Barrera by TKO. Round 12 – for WBA light heavyweight title
Vaughn Alexander def. Jaime Solorio by unanimous decision
Bakhram Murtazaliev def. Kenneth McNeil by TKO. Round 5