Title fight: Sergey Kovalev vs. Anthony Yarde, 12 rounds, for Kovalev’s WBO light heavyweight title in Chelyabinsk, Russia on August 24, 2019.

There is a definite advantage for Kovalev when it comes to experience and competition as the 3-time light heavyweight champion takes the canvas. He has 28 knockouts and has won 33 of 36 fights. He was out of sorts when defeated by Eleider Alvarez but got a rematch and worked hard and went on to win by unanimous decision.

Yarde is 18-0 with 17 knockouts but hasn’t face anyone with the power of Kovalev. He jumped at the chance to get this fight and now is training for it. At 28 years of age, he has defeat Sjekloca and Sequeria with sharp jabs. Being quicker than his opponent in this fight, he must rely on that to win thi fight.

Kovalev -200

Yarde +165

Prediction: This is difficult to do as Kovalev is likely to win but the value comes with Yarde. I am taking Sergei Kovalev to win.



Ilunga Makabu vs. Aleksei Papin, 12 rounds, cruiserweights

Evgeny Romanov vs. Dario German Balmaceda, 10 rounds, heavyweights

Eduard Skavynskyi vs. Idd Pialari, 10 rounds, welterweights

Erzhan Turgumbekov vs. Heorhii Lashko, 10 rounds, junior lightweights

Akzhol Sulaimanbek Uulu vs. Milner Marcano, 10 rounds, junior lightweights

Andrey Sirotkin vs. Azizbek Abdugofurov, 12 rounds, super middleweights

Meiirim Nursultanov vs. Artur Osipiv, 10 rounds, middleweights

Enriko Gogokhia vs. Rafik Harutjunjan, 8 rounds, junior welterweights

Dmitry Ryzhykh vs. Javokhirbek Karimov, 4 rounds, junior lightweights

Grigory Varasyan vs. Alexey Tukhtarov, 4 rounds, welterweights


Boxing Schedule:

Two main fights to watch for next weekend:

Aug. 31: London 
Title fight: Vasiliy Lomachenko vs. Luke Campbell, 12 rounds, for Lomachenko’s WBO/WBA and vacant WBC lightweight title

Hughie Fury vs. Alexander Povetkin, 12 rounds, heavyweights

Title fight: Charlie Edwards vs. Julio Cesar Martinez, 12 rounds, for Edwards’ WBC flyweight title

Joshua Buatsi vs. Ryan Ford, 10 rounds, light heavyweights

Joe Cordina vs. Gavin Gwynne, 12 rounds, for Cordina’s British and Commonwealth lightweight titles

Savannah Marshall vs. TBA, 6 or 8 rounds, female super middleweights

Dalton Smith vs. TBA, 4 rounds, junior welterweights

Aug. 31: Minneapolis
Title fight: Erislandy Lara vs. Ramon Alvarez, 12 rounds, for vacant WBA interim junior middleweight title

Caleb Truax vs. Peter Quilin, rematch, 12 rounds, IBF super middleweight eliminator

Sebastian Fundora vs. Jamontay Clark, 8 rounds, junior middleweights

Francisco Santana vs. Anthony Lenk, 8 or 10 rounds, junior middleweights

Kyrone Davis vs. Alexis Gaytan, 6 or 8 rounds, junior middleweights

Reymart Gaballo vs. Francisco Pedroza, 10 rounds, bantamweights

Alejandro Guerrero vs. Tyrone Luckey, 8 rounds, lightweights

Shon Mondragon vs. Edgar Joe Cortes, 6 rounds, junior featherweights

Tyrek Irby vs. Lucas Andres Dadamo, 6 rounds, welterweights

Aaron Anderson vs. Akeem Black, 6 rounds, junior middleweights

Joahnys Argilagos vs. Julio Garcia, 6 rounds, junior bantamweights

Jonathan Conde vs.Victor Barthelemy, 4 rounds, lightweights

Shawn Simpson vs. Samuel Gutierrez, 8 rounds, bantamweights

Celso Ramirez vs. Charvis Holifield, 6 rounds, welterweights

Money Powel IV vs. Vaughn Alexander, 8 rounds, super middleweights

Osvary Morrell vs. Javier Frazier, 6 rounds, light heavyweights

Duke Micah vs. Gilberto Mendoza, 10 rounds, bantamweights