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Anthony Yarde vs. Sergey Kovalev Betting
On August 29, 2019 ESPN+ will televise the World Boxing Organization world light heavyweight title bout between challenger Anthony Yarde (18-0, 17 knockouts) and defending champion Sergey Kovalev (33-3-1, 28 knockouts). This fight is scheduled for 12 rounds and will take place at Traktor Sport Palace, Chelyabinsk, Russia.
When: Saturday, August 24th, 2019
Where: Traktor Sport Palace, Chelyabinsk, Russia
Why: WBO World Boxing Organization World Light Heavyweight Title
Anthony Yarde vs. Sergey Kovalev
In this matchup Yarde could prove to be a live and dangerous dog. Kovalev’s lack of consistency is cause for concern when looking at laying the lumber against Yarde.
WBO World Boxing Organization World Light Heavyweight Title
Sergey Kovalev is 36 years old and ranked first in the world. Kovalev is a multiple division light heavyweight champion that currently holds the World Boxing Organization title belt since February of 2019. Previously Kovalev was World Boxing Association, International Boxing Federation, and World Boxing Organization champion from 2013 to 2016. Among the many recognitions that Kovalev has been given was 2014 Fighter of the Year from Ring Magazine. Kovalev is celebrated for his impactful punching power. He stands at six feet tall with a reach of 72.5 inches and fights from an orthodox stance. Kovalev resides in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and is a native of Russia.
Kovalev has struggled in recent years with three losses in his last six bouts. Last time out he was victorious in a 12 round unanimous decision win over Eleider Alvarez on February 2, 2019. With the win Kovalev took the World Boxing Organization world light heavyweight championship. The fight took place at The Ford Center at The Star, Frisco, Texas. The win was sweet revenge for Kovalev as Eleider Alvarez defeated him in his previous fight.
On August 4, 2018 Kovalev faced Alvarez at the Mark G Estess Arena, The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey in a unification bout. At stake was the International Boxing Association, World Boxing Organization, and World Boxing Organization world light heavyweight championships. Alvarez scored a seventh-round knockout win in the scheduled 12 round fight.
On March 3, 2018 Kovalev met Igor Mikhalkin at Madison Square Garden, New York for the World Boxing Organization world light heavyweight title. Kovalev was the winner in a seventh-round technical knockout in a scheduled 12 round bout.
Anthony Yarde is 28 years old and ranked 12th in the world. Yarde is a native of the United Kingdom and resides there in Ilford. He stands at six feet tall and fights from an orthodox stance. Much like Kovalev, Yarde is celebrated for his superior punching power.
Yarde last stepped into the ring on March 8, 2019 when he faced Travis Reeves at Royal Albert Hall, Kensington. Yarde scored a fifth-round technical knockout win in the scheduled 10 round bout.
Anthony Yarde vs. Sergey Kovalev Betting Odds
Opening Boxing Lines at BookMaker Sportsbook - Anthony Yarde +160 Vs. Sergey Kovalev -185.
The current boxing line has Sergey Kovalev as the boxing favorite at -185, meaning you have to risk $185 to win $100. Anthony Yarde is this fight’s underdog, that has value at +160, meaning that for every $100 bet you will win $160.
Total Rounds Betting
The fight is scheduled for 12 rounds. Total betting rounds odds will be available soon so be sure to check back. Total betting rounds odds is a wager on how long the fight will last. Let’s say if the total rounds betting line is Over 10.5 Rounds -200, that means that if you think the fight is going to go to at least 11 rounds for you to win your bet you would need to bet $200 to win $100. Conversely if you wager Under 10.5 Rounds +150, would mean you would need to risk $100 to win $150. As long as the fight did not go past 10 rounds you would win the under.
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