The woman who was allegedly punched by star boxer Sergey Kovalev in a 2018 attack says she needed a plate and 4 screws in her neck to fix the damage he caused … and she says she’s still in pain.
Jamie Frontz claims she was socked in the face by the 36-year-old Russian after she denied his sexual advances after the two met at the opening of a boxing gym in Big Bear, Calif. in June ’18.
In a conversation with TMZ Sports … she described how the alleged assault went down — and it’s graphic.
According to Frontz … she and Kovalev were making out on a couch in her rented cabin when she began to feel like the boxer was getting too aggressive — so she started to pull away.
That’s when she says her dog intervened, jumping in between the two … and “Krusher” shoved the animal to the ground. Frontz says when she screamed for Kovalev to leave immediately after, he grew even angrier, and KICKED the dog in the chest.
That’s when she said Kovalev became violent toward her … punching her with a closed fist in her face.
“When he punched me, my nose exploded,” Frontz says. “Blood went everywhere. There was blood all over the cabin. All over the walls. All over the carpet. All over everything.”
Frontz said Kovalev — a former light heavyweight champ — did SERIOUS damage … claiming the punch caused a broken nose, a concussion and facial lacerations.
But, she said the worst problem came days later … after the effects of whiplash set in.
Frontz claims the punch caused a disc to herniate in her neck … and the repercussions for that were awful, saying it sent a constant tingling down her arm that felt like “fire ants.”
“I literally was scratching holes in my arm until they bled because what he had done to my neck,” Frontz said.
Frontz said she required FOUR major surgeries to fix the issue … ultimately getting a plate and screws inserted into her neck to relieve the pain.
But, Jamie says she’s still feeling the effects of it all … saying her nose is still messed up and she might still need to go under the knife again in the future.
Jamie filed a lawsuit against Kovalev for the alleged attack last year … demanding $8 MILLION — but she says the two struck an agreement in October in which Kovalev agreed to pay her $650,000 to end the lawsuit.
The problem … Jamie says she only received $250,000 of that money — and is now suing Kovalev AGAIN for the cash.
Kovalev, meanwhile, was arrested and charged with felony assault for the incident, though he’s since pled not guilty. If convicted, he faces up to 4 years in prison. That case is still pending.
Sergey Kovalev Blew Off $650k Payment to Female Assault Accuser, Lawsuit Claims
Boxer Sergey Kovalev agreed to a $650k settlement with the woman he allegedly beat up in 2018 — but the woman claims he failed to come up with the cash … and now she’s suing.
TMZ Sports broke the story … the 36-year-old Russian superstar was accused of bashing Jamie Frontz in the face during a June 2018 attack in Big Bear, CA — breaking her nose in the process.
Frontz told police she had rejected Kovalev’s romantic advances earlier in the night and he followed her back to her cabin to make her pay. Frontz claims the former light heavyweight champ punched square in the face and she suffered a concussion and a displaced disk in her back as a result. She also claims “Krusher” brutalized her dog.
Kovalev was investigated by police and charged with felony assault, though he’s since pled not guilty. If convicted, he faces up to 4 years in prison. That case is still pending.
Frontz had sued Kovalev for assault and battery demanding $8 MILLION — but claims she agreed to drop the case after reaching a confidential settlement with the boxer.
The problem … Frontz claims Kovalev hasn’t lived up to his end of the bargain so she’s exposing the terms of the secret deal in a NEW lawsuit.
According to the court docs, obtained by TMZ Sports, Frontz claims Kovalev agreed to fork over $650,000 in 3 easy installments … but stopped paying after cutting the initial $250,000 check in October.
Frontz believes Kovalev should easily have the money — claiming in her lawsuit he was guaranteed to make at least $10 MILLION from his Nov. fight against Canelo Alvarez.
Now, Frontz is suing for breach of contract — and though she didn’t specify an exact dollar amount, it’s clear she wants MORE money than the original $650k deal to cover legal fees and punitive damages.
We’ve reached out to Kovalev for comment — so far, no word back.