The bookies have Sergey "Krusher" Kovalev as the 33-to-1 odds favorite over Cedric Agnew in what can only be seen as a "keep busy" fight for Kovalev before a potential clash with Adonis Stevenson or Andre Ward. Read a preview of Kovalev vs Agnew which takes place this Sat. March 29th and can be seen on HBO.
Sergey Kovalev is a hefty 1/33 favorite according to bet365, who are paying back 12/1 on all Cedric Agnew bets. The total rounds is set at 7.5 with the under at (-350).
Since Kovalev is such a large favorite, most of the betting will be on the total rounds (yet to be released) and the fight becomes a question of "How long will Agnew last?", because Kovalev is widely believed to be one of the hardest pound-for-pound punchers in boxing.
While Cedric Agnew boasts an undefeated record and actually has more fights than Kovalev with 26, the competition he has faced does not measure up in terms of raw punching power. Although Agnew is capable defensively, Kovalev's power is that which can be felt through the guard and if he lands clean the fight will be over in an instant.
Kovalev vs Agnew Prop Betting Odds
The prop betting odds were opened by bet365 and as expected Kovalev is favored to win via knockout at (-800). The longest a Kovalev fight has lasted is the 8th round and that was when he won a SD over Darnell Boone back in 2010. Kovalev to win via decision against Agnew is (+550).