Kovalev Boxing Betting Chalk to Defend Title vs. Yarde

August 20th, 2019 Boxing, Offshore Betting

Sergey Kovalev has been a remarkable comeback story. Following the loss of his title belt to Eleider Alvarez in a seventh-round knockout he got an immediate rematch.  Kovalev redeemed himself to get the belt back in a 12 round unanimous decision win over Alvarez. With that Boxing betting triumph, Kovalev also regained his status as number one in the world.  On August 24 Kovalev will defend his title belt in his hometown of Chelyabinsk, Russia.  The challenger will be Anthony Yarde of Great Britain. To be exact Yarde could be dangerous as he is ranked 12th in the world.

Anthony Yarde vs. Sergey Kovalev WBO World Lightweight Heavyweight Title

Date and Time:Saturday, August 24, 2019
Location:Traktor Sport Palace, Chelyabinsk, Russia
Kovalev vs. Yarde TV Coverage:ESPN+
Kovalev vs. Yarde Odds: Sergey Kovalev -185 vs. Anthony Yarde +160

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Tale of the Tape  

Sergey Kovalev (33-3-1, 28 knockouts) is six feet tall with a reach of 72.5 inches and an orthodox stance.  He is 36 years old.  Although he has lost three of his last six Boxing Betting matchups, he remains top-ranked.  Kovalev lives and trains in Florida but is a native of Russia. Anthony Yarde (18-0, 17 knockouts) is 28 years old and from Great Britain.  Similarly, he stands at six feet tall and fights from an orthodox stance.  Yarde has never lost as a pro and has impressive knockout power.  As a result, he gets this championship chance.

Proven Champion Sergey Kovalev

Above all Sergey Kovalev is one of the most awarded fighters in boxing.  His offshore betting reputation was enhanced with a 2014 Fighter of the Year Award from Ring Magazine.  In his career, he has held multiple division championship belts.  While he has won three of his last four bouts, he lost two in a row before that.  Extracting sweet revenge against Alvarez has served to rejuvenate his career.  Many had written off Kovalev after his first loss to Alvarez.  However, the knockout embarrassment served as fuel to redeem himself.  This is Kovalev’s first-ever fight in Russia.

Canelo’s Fill In

On this occasion, Yarde is the replacement for Canelo Alvarez.  Kovalev wanted to fight Canelo after his championship win over Eleider Alvarez. After a lot of haggling, a deal was not able to be put together.  Concurrently promoters lined up Anthony Yarde.  Kovalev still wants a shot at Canelo and realizes to get one he can’t slip up.  For Yarde, this is a golden opportunity to step out as a worthy champion.  Nevertheless, Yarde is stepping way up in class for this one.  His resume is lined up with the lesser competition.  Indeed, he has never fought someone of Kovalev’s level.

Yarde vs. Kovalev Factors to Consider

In view of this being Kovalev’s first fight in front of his countrymen, his motivation is high.  Additionally, he is focused on getting a Boxing Betting shot at Canelo Alvarez.  With that in mind, he has no margin for error.  Yarde is eager to prove he can fight at the highest of levels.  Owing to this being his first world title belt has he been training hard.

Anthony Yarde vs. Sergey Kovalev Boxing Betting Online Pick

On this occasion, Kovalev is a proven and motivated champion fighting in his own back yard.

Boxing Betting Odds for Boxing Pick: Sergey Kovalev

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