With Sergey Kovalev vs Andre Ward fast approaching, we will break down the fight and share our prediction on what should be a memorable night for boxing.
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This fight is very close and really is difficult to predict. The odds opened at even for both fighters, though the betting money has been on Ward and the odds are now shifted in his favor at (-165), while Kovalev is the (+135) underdog at Bovada.
Andre Ward has all the talent in the world, though he has been mostly inactive in recent years. He has only fought five times since the 'Super Six' final back in 2011. The competition he has faced during that span has not been very good, and the last world class fighter he fought was Chad Dawson back in 2012.
Meanwhile, Sergey Kovalev has stayed busy and faced quality opponents, including a crafty Bernard Hopkins in a fight which he won every round.
For all of Andre Ward's talent, he lacks power and has shown a vulnerable chin at times, such as when he was caught in his last fight by Alexander Brand. If he makes the slightest mistake against the hard-hitting Sergey Kovalev, it will be good night.
While this is a very close fight, the recent change in odds has made it a good option to bet on Sergey Kovalev as the underdog.
Prediction: Bet on Sergey Kovalev at (+135) odds.