It’s the fight fans have been waiting for all year and it’s the fight we have been promised before but on Saturday 24 August England’s Anthony Yarde finally gets his hands on Russian Sergey Kovalev. The fight takes place in Russia where the pair will contest the WBO world light heavyweight title. Here are our Sergey Kovalev v Anthony Yarde betting tips.
A Closer Look
This match up was supposed to take place earlier in the summer, but red tape and dispute forced its postponement. The bout was in danger of not happening and that would’ve been a real shame, but we must now be thankful a date has been set and both fighters and raring to go. There are easier fights out there for unbeaten Londoner Anthony Yarde to take on, but he has been pushing for this shot and that tells us he must be confident he can win it.
Bookmakers aren’t nearly as confident as Team Yarde are and offer Sergey Kovalev as odds-on favourite to retain his crown in front of his own fans. Ladbrokes offer 1/2 on the Russian coming out on top and that’s better than the 4/9 you’ll get with most other firms. If you’re going to back the jolly, we’d suggest doing it at Ladbrokes and taking the bigger odds.
A Young and Hungry Opponent
Yarde is the young, hungry and undefeated challenger who is more than happy to go into the lion’s den and test himself against one of the best pound-for-pound fighters we’ve seen in recent years. He travels on a run of knockout wins and Yarde is 7/4 at Bet365 to arrive back in east London with the world title belt tucked away in his luggage. He’s in with an old master and we’re taking Kovalev to win inside the distance.