Kovalev Moderate Favourite To Defeat Anthony Yarde

Published on August 21st, 2019 3:20 am EST
Written By: Dave Manuel

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A close fight is coming up in the light heavyweight division.  Bet on it! Sergey Kovalev, who is the current #1 ranked Light Heavyweight boxer in the world, will be squaring off against Anthony Yarde for the WBO World Light Heavyweight title at the Traktor Sport Palace in Chelyabinsk this weekend.

Kovalev is coming off one of the most emotional wins of his career in February, as he managed to avenge one of his few losses when he defeated Eleider Alvarez via unanimous decision. Prior to his loss to Alvarez in August of 2018, Kovalev had lost just twice prior to that, both of which came against Andre Ward.

Anthony Yarde, who is just 28 years of age, will be putting his perfect 18-0-0 record on the line when he steps into the ring against Kovalev.

Yarde is considered one of the fastest rising fighters in the world, as he has demolished most of his opponents en route to his 18 wins. Yarde is most certainly a danger to Kovalev.

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Let's take a look at the betting odds for this fight, courtesy of Bet365:

Source: Bet365
Time Stamp: August 21st, 2019 3:14 am EST
Odds Subject to Change

Sergey Kovalev, 1.53
Anthony Yarde, 2.37

When it comes to title fights at the highest levels of boxing, this is about as close as it gets in terms of the odds, which speaks to the respect that Yarde is getting from both sports books and fans alike.

Yarde has won his last three fights by knockout, though there is no doubt that he has never fought anybody of Kovalev's standing.

Can the more youthful Yarde pull off the upset, or will Kovalev outclass the younger fighter?

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