Sergey Kovalev pled 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.
Kovalev was eventually arrested and hit with a felony assault charge … and faced YEARS behind bars.
But, according to court docs, Kovalev cut a deal with prosecutors Friday … and got the felony charge dropped.
In exchange, 37-year-old Sergey pled guilty to misdemeanor fighting/noise/offensive words … and was sentenced to 3 years probation.
Kovalev was also ordered to serve a 2-day jail sentence … but he received credit for time served and won’t spend any more time behind bars.
Court docs also show Kovalev must attend/complete an anger management program, as well as pay $220 in court fees.
We’ve reached out to the boxer’s attorney for comment … but, so far, no word back yet.
Frontz’s civil case against Kovalev, meanwhile, appears to be ongoing. She sued the former champ seeking the $650,000 she claims he agreed to pay her in the wake of the incident.