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Eleider Alvarez vs. Sergey Kovalev
The World Boxing Organization world light heavyweight title will be on the line February 2, 2019 when defending champion Eleider Alvarez defends his championship belt against Sergey Kovalev at The Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas. This championship fight is scheduled for 12 rounds and can be seen on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+. This is a rematch of a bout that took place on August 4, 2018 in which Alvarez prevailed.
When: Saturday, February 2nd, 2019
Where: The Ford Center at The Star Frisco, Texas
Why: WBO Light Heavyweight Title
Eleider Alvarez vs. Sergey Kovalev Betting News
With HBO now out of the boxing business so too is its relationship with Sergey Kovalev. But it did not take long for Kovalev to find a new partner as ESPN quickly filled the void and with that comes a rematch with Eleider Alvarez for the World Boxing Organization world light heavyweight title. Alvarez scored a knockout win in the first match that many consider to be the ultimate “puncher’s chance” fluke. Kovalev was clearly winning the fight on points in dominant fashion before he was ambushed in the seventh round in which he was knocked down a total of three times. On February 2 he will attempt to settle the score. More
WBO Light Heavyweight Title
Current World Boxing Organization world light heavyweight champion Eleider Alvarez will enter this fight with a perfect record of 24-0 and a total of 12 knockout wins for his career. Alvarez is currently ranked second in the world. “Storm” is a native Colombia and now resides in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Alvarez stands at six feet tall with a reach of 75 and one-half inches and fights from an orthodox stance. Alvarez was named the world’s best active light heavyweight by Ring Magazine last August.
Sergey Kovalev has a career record of 32-3-1 with a total of 28 knockout wins and two knockout losses for his career. Kovalev is currently ranked seventh in the world. “Krusher” stands at six feet tall with a reach of 75 and one half inches and fights from an orthodox stance. Kovalev is a native of Russia that now resides in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Kovalev has held multiple world championships and was Ring Magazine Fighter of the Year in 2014. He is best known for his devastating punching power.
Eleider Alvarez last stepped into the ring on August 4, 2018 when he faced Kovalev for the International Boxing Association and World Boxing Association world light heavyweight titles. Alvarez scored a seventh-round knockout as Kovalev went down three times in the seventh round. The fight took place at the Mark G. Etess Arena, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey. Kovalev actually had the better of it early but simply failed to finish while Alvarez remained patient and waited for his opportunity.
Prior to that Alvarez faced Jean Pascal for the World Boxing Council silver light heavyweight title in a bout that took place at the Bell Centre in Montreal on June 3, 2017. Alvarez prevailed in a 12 round majority decision win.
Before his loss to Alvarez Kovalev faced Igor Mikhalkin on March 3, 2018 at the Madison Square Garden Theater, New York for the Eurasian Boxing Parliament and World Boxing Organization world light heavyweight title. Kovalev scored a seventh-round technical knockout win over Mikhalkin in the seventh round of the scheduled 12 round bout.
Eleider Alvarez vs. Sergey Kovalev
The loss to Alvarez has eaten at Kovalev as he was poised to win before the ambush. Many handicappers will see this is a scot for Kovalev to even the score and prove he is the better man.
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Opening Boxing Lines at Bookmaker Sportsbook - Eleider Alvarez vs. Sergey Kovalev ( Check back later )
The current boxing line has yet to be released. If Eleider Alvarez is the boxing favorite at -200, it means you must risk $200 to win $100. If Sergey Kovalev is this fight’s underdog, that has value at +180, it means that for every $100 bet you will win $180.
Total Rounds Betting
The fight is scheduled for 12 rounds. Check back later for the total rounds betting line. For example, if the total rounds betting line is Over 9.5 Rounds -170, that means that if you think the fight is going to go to at least 10 rounds for you to win your bet you would need to bet $170 to win $100. The Under 9.5 +Rounds +170, would mean you would need to risk $100 to win $170.
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