Why is Kovalev not a higher favorite vs Yarde?

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  1. TEAM_LOMA

    TEAM_LOMA This is Boxing Full Member

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    The fight is in Russia
    Yarde hasn't done anything remotely close to Kovalev's resume
    Sure, Yarde is a lot younger but he's going into enemy territory against an older but still dangerous and proven Krusher.
    The odds should be more like 4-1, 5-1 Kovalev as the favorite.

    It's a bit baffling that Vegas has this fight so close right now...
     
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  2. NoNeck

    NoNeck Pugilist Specialist Full Member

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    Yarde is from the UK and Kovalev is a drunk.
     
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  3. TEAM_LOMA

    TEAM_LOMA This is Boxing Full Member

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    Too bad the fight isn't in UK
     
  4. POTUS

    POTUS 1punch Ko Full Member

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    Kovalev's nose looks more red than his gloves sometimes lol..
     
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  5. UKboxingfan

    UKboxingfan Well-Known Member Full Member

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    The odds are way too close in my opinion. I hope Yarde does it but he should be a 4/5-1 shot at least instead of 2-1.
     
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  6. NoNeck

    NoNeck Pugilist Specialist Full Member

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    Does it matter? UK fighters get inflated odds.
     
  7. CST80

    CST80 The Mercurial Mephistophelean Malcontent Staff Member

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    Because of the perception that Kovalev is a loose cannon, an on-point completely focused Sergey turns up it will be easy work for him, but if he's turned back in the old drunken a-hole who isn't listening to Buddy, doing what he wants and training himself, he may very well end up getting knocked the f*** out. I love Kovalev, but I'd be lying if I said that I'm not nervous as hell every time he steps in the ring lately.
     
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  8. FinitoxDinamita

    FinitoxDinamita Member Full Member

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    Maybe they think Kovalev goes into the fight with distractions from his legal issues.

    Kovalev kick his ass.
     
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  9. POTUS

    POTUS 1punch Ko Full Member

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    Maybe because this is Yarde in camp:

    And this is resembles one of Krusher's camps:
     
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  10. TEAM_LOMA

    TEAM_LOMA This is Boxing Full Member

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    Idk Sergey looked pretty good with Buddy. And that's coming from the guy who bet against him in that rematch.
     
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    CST80 The Mercurial Mephistophelean Malcontent Staff Member

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    The training footage I've seen of him is good as well, and he did look exemplary under Buddy. But his recent drunken escapade on the plane has really freaked me out.
     
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  12. mark ant

    mark ant Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Kovalev could beat this guy drunk.
     
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  13. TEAM_LOMA

    TEAM_LOMA This is Boxing Full Member

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    I wasn't even aware of this. Can you send a link?
     
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  14. mark ant

    mark ant Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Why?
     
  15. CST80

    CST80 The Mercurial Mephistophelean Malcontent Staff Member

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    Here's the thread from the lounge. There's a few links on it.
    This content is protected
     
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