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Kovalev vs. Ward II: Prediction, Odds, Date, Stats

Sergey Kovalev (Krusher) challenges Andre Ward's (S.O.G.) WBA (Super), IBF, and WBO light-heavyweight belts. The winner also wins the vacant Ring Magazine light-heavyweight belt. Let's take a look at the stats, odds of winning, and the prediction for this fight.

34
Jul 25, 2009
30-1-1
10
26 (81.3%)
183 cm
184 cm
1 cm
Orthodox
Nov 19, 2016
6m, 29d
-1
Age
Debut
Record
Title Fights
KOs
Height
Reach
Ape Index
Stance
Last Fight
Layoff
Win Streak
33
Dec 18, 2004
31-0
8
15 (48.4%)
183 cm
180 cm
-3 cm
Orthodox
Nov 19, 2016
6m, 29d
31
WBAIBFWBO
lHV
w1
d4
lHV
w1
d4
lHV
w1
d8
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lHV
w1
lHV
w1
lHV
w1
sMD
w1
d6
sMD
w1
d1
sMD
w1
d2
light-heavyweight
Saturday, 17 Jun 2017
Mandalay Bay Events Center, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
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Sergey Kovalev vs. Andre Ward II

Date

This fight between Sergey Kovalev and Andre Ward took place on at the Mandalay Bay Events Center, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.

Tale of the Tape

At 183 cm, both the fighters are of the same height. Despite being of the same height, Kovalev has longer reach of 184 cm, which is 4 cms longer than Ward's 180 cm. Kovalev also has a 4 cm ape index advantage over Ward.

Kovalev is coming in to this fight with a record of 30-1-1 (26 KOs). His last fight was 6 months and 29 days ago against Andre Ward, which he lost via 12 round unanimous decision.

Andre Ward's boxing career

Ward comes in with an undefeated record of 31-0 (15 KOs). His last fight was 6 months and 29 days ago against Sergey Kovalev, which he won via 12 round unanimous decision.

Sergey Kovalev's boxing career

Both the fighters fight out of the orthodox stance.

On the day of the fight, Kovalev will be 34 years and 2 months old. Ward will be 33 years and 3 months old.

Prediction and Odds

[ Early Beta ]

After considering the both the fighters' stats and their performance patterns, the winning odds is calculated to be at 58-42 in favor of Sergey Kovalev. Here is the prediction for Kovalev vs Ward II.

The chances of Sergey Kovalev winning this fight is much higher. However, Andre Ward still cannot be counted out.

Result

Andre Ward defeated Sergey Kovalev via 8th round TKO to win the vacant The Ring light-heavyweight title and retain the WBA (Super), IBF, and WBO light-heavyweight titles. Kovalev's losing streak continues, and Ward advances his win streak to 32. Ward is now 32-0, and Kovalev 30-2-1.

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