Why is Kovalev not a higher favorite vs Yarde?

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  1. Rock0052

    Rock0052 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    He's really boxing's Frank Grimes
     
  2. KiwiMan

    KiwiMan Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    If Kovalev is fine he will beat Yarde, but what spooks me is not only the plane story but also this, David B is a very reliable poster:

     
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  3. minemax

    minemax Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Oh, that's very interesting! Thanks.

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  4. kirk

    kirk l l l Staff Member

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    The Kova I saw in the Igor fight was a fighter ready to be beaten by a young hungry challenger.

    It was not suprising to me then, that he lost his very next fight, by stoppage.

    I was actually more surprised that he avenged the defeat.

    But when I combine his out of the ring distractions, his propensity to do what he wants in his camps, his rumored drinking problems, and that as far back as two years ago he was looking ready to lose, I just think its understandable that the odds wouldn't be very wide.
     
  5. TEAM_LOMA

    TEAM_LOMA This is Boxing Full Member

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    I have a feeling this one goes to the scorecards...krusher might have started to show signs of declining power since his homecoming in Russia
     
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  6. pistal47

    pistal47 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Sergey Kovalev is the last fighter I'd ever bet money on to win a fight. After hearing about his later career training habits, propensity to get blackout drunk in camp, and his propensity to disregard his trainers and do what he wants......... Tangibly, as a fighter, hes ****ing loaded. Intangible? He tanked it bad in that category.
     
  7. lepinthehood

    lepinthehood Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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  8. MorvidusStyle

    MorvidusStyle Active Member Full Member

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    Journalists are all liberal worms, you can't believe anything they say about someone like Kovalev. They've been out to ruin him ever since he whistle-blew on what goes on in American gym sparring when you have a particular origin, something other fighters like Liam Williams have also mentioned but accept in a pathetically passive way in order to avoid getting attacked by the media.
     
  9. ipitythefool

    ipitythefool "Rebel commander against the Evil Sky Empire" Full Member

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    Well i'm going to put a few notes on Kov. Even if he comes into the ring after drinking a bottle of vodka he'll win - he's levels above Yarde in terms of skills , experience and ring iq.
     
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