Sergey Kovalev and Anthony Yarde will square off in the boxing ring on 24 August in Chelyabinsk, Russia. It will be Kovalev’s first big fight after he regained his WBO title by defeating Alvarez in their rematch in Texas. While Anthony Yarde will be aiming to win a world title by defeating the Russian boxer after winning over Travis Reeves in March this year.
Despite being much older than Yarde, bookies have made Kovalev the favorite to win this fight. However, Anthony Yarde has also been so good in the ring that it wouldn’t be any surprise if he wins the fight over Kovalev. You can place a bet through bet365 bonus code on the chances of any of these two great boxers.
Sergey Kovalev (Krusher)
Sergey Kovalev is a Russian professional boxer who has held many top boxing titles. Currently, he holds the WBO title which he regained after defeating Alvarez in February at the Ford Center. Previously, he also held the IBF and the unified WBA titles.
Sergey Kovalev started boxing at the age of 11 and won his first 9 fights with first- or second-round knockouts. Kovalev claimed his first light heavyweight title in 2013 when he knocked down Nathan Cleverly. He then defended his title against Ismayl Sillakh, Cedric Agnew and undefeated Australian contender Blake Caparello. In his professional career, he has only lost three fights, including two against Andre Ward and one against Eleider Alvarez.
Kovalev has won 33 fights out of a total 37, including 28 victories by KO. He is a gifted boxer whose punching power is exceptional. He was given the Fighter of the Year award by The Ring magazine in 2014.
Anthony Yarde (The Beast from the East)
Anthony Yarde is a British professional boxer who fought most of his career in the UK except for his 8th professional fight which he won against Rayford Johnson. He hasn’t lost any of his total 18 fights and has claimed 17 victories by knockout. He started boxing at a relatively late age and made his professional debut in 2015 against Mitch Mitchell at the SSE Arena Wembley.
Yarde faced Chris Hobbs in the boxing ring on 20 May 2017 and won the British Southern Area light-heavyweight title. He later defeated Richard Baranyi to add the WBO European light-heavyweight title as well.
The next match against Kovalev would be a big challenge for Anthony Yarde, however, he has a 9-year age advantage over Kovalev plus a streak of 16 knockout victories too. It seems to be a great match between two of the biggest boxing stars at the Traktor Sport Palace in Chelyabinsk, Russia.