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Kovalev vs. Shabranskyy: Prediction, Odds, Date, Stats

Sergey Kovalev (Krusher) and Vyacheslav Shabranskyy (Lion Heart) fight for the vacant WBO light-heavyweight title. Let's take a look at the stats, odds of winning, and the prediction for this fight.

34
Jul 25, 2009
30-2-1
11
26 (78.8%)
183 cm
184 cm
1 cm
Orthodox
Jun 17, 2017
5m, 8d
-2
Age
Debut
Record
Title Fights
KOs
Height
Reach
Ape Index
Stance
Last Fight
Layoff
Win Streak
30
Sep 20, 2012
19-1
0
16 (80%)
192 cm
191 cm
-1 cm
Orthodox
Aug 4, 2017
3m, 21d
2
WBAIBFWBO
lHV
w1
d4
lHV
w1
d4
lHV
w1
d8
light-heavyweight
Saturday, 25 Nov 2017
The Theater at Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.
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Sergey Kovalev vs. Vyacheslav Shabranskyy

Date

This fight between Sergey Kovalev and Vyacheslav Shabranskyy took place on at the The Theater at Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, US.

Tale of the Tape

At 192 cm, Vyacheslav Shabranskyy is the taller of the two by 9 cms; Sergey Kovalev is 183 cm. Besides being the taller fighter, with a reach of 191 cm, Shabranskyy also has a good reach advantage of 7 cms over Kovalev's 184 cm. Kovalev has a 2 cm ape index advantage over Shabranskyy.

Kovalev is coming in to this fight with a record of 30-2-1 (26 KOs). His last fight was 5 months and 8 days ago against Andre Ward, which he lost via 8th round TKO.

Andre Ward's boxing career

Shabranskyy comes in with a record of 19-1 (16 KOs). His last fight was 3 months and 21 days ago against Todd Unthank May, which he won via 7th round RTD.

Both the fighters fight out of the orthodox stance.

On the day of the fight, Kovalev will be 34 years and 7 months old. Shabranskyy will be 30 years and 6 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 52-48 in favor of Sergey Kovalev. Note, this is a very close margin, just barely better than a 50-50 case. Here is the prediction for Kovalev vs Shabranskyy.

A very close matchup, could go either way. Sergey Kovalev may have a slighly better chance of winning — unless Shabranskyy stops Kovalev early.

Result

Sergey Kovalev defeated Vyacheslav Shabranskyy via 2nd round TKO to win the vacant WBO light-heavyweight title. Shabranskyy's 2 fight win streak comes to an end, and Kovalev gets on a new winning streak. Kovalev is now 31-2-1, and Shabranskyy 19-2.

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