Sergey Kovalevpled guilty Friday in a criminal case stemming from an alleged violent incident with a woman and dog in 2018 … and the boxing star will now have to spend the next 3 years on probation, TMZ Sports has learned.
Kovalev was accused of punching a woman in Big Bear, Calif. back in June ’18 … after the alleged victim claimed she turned down his sexual advances.
The woman, Jamie Frontz, said the two had met at a boxing gym-opening party … and began kissing at her rental cabin shortly after.
But, she says when she pulled away from the fighter after feeling like he was too aggressive … he became violent.
Frontz says Kovalev kicked her dog … and then later socked her in the face.
In an interview with TMZ Sports about the incident, Frontz claimed the punch caused a broken nose, a concussion and facial lacerations.