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Boxing Odds – Agnew vs. Kovalev for WBO Light Heavyweight Title Saturday!

BY The Sweet Science ON March 28, 2014
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414643 Kovalev vs Agnew 640x3601 0fc93WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev will defend his championship for the second time as he will face USBA light heavyweight champion Cedric Agnew on Saturday at The Ballroom, Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey. Sergey Kovalev opened as a prohibitive -3500 favorite with the Boxing odds in this bout with Cedric Agnew the big +1150 dog. Neither fighter has ever gone down, and Kovalev is a power packed knockout artist. Fight time is scheduled for 7:45 PM ET.

Agnew the Huge Underdog Challenger

The 27 year old Cedric Agnew stands at 6 feet tall with an orthodox stance. Agnew hails from Chicago, IL and is ranked 5th in the USA and 15th in the world. He has a career record of 26 wins and 0 losses with 13 out of his 26 wins coming by knockout. Agnew is coming off a unanimous decision win over Yusaf Mack in a 12 round bout that took place on April 12, 2013 at the Four Winds Casino, New Buffalo, Michigan for the USBA light heavyweight title. Prior to that Agnew scored a 6 round unanimous decision win over Alfredo Contreras on December 15, 2012 at the Toyota Center in Houston, TX.

Prohibitive Chalk and Champ Kovalev

The 30 year old Sergey Kovalev stands at 6 feet tall and fights from an orthodox stance. He is a native of Russia but lives in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He is the top ranked Russian boxer and is ranked 4th in the world for light heavyweights. Kovalev has a career record of 23 wins, 0 losses, and 1 draw with 21 out of his 23 wins coming by knockout. Kovalev is coming off a 2nd round knockout win over Ismayl Sillah on November 30, 2013 in his first title defense of the WBO light heavyweight title belt at Colisee de Quebec, Quebec City, Quebec. He won the WBO light heavyweight title on August 17, 2013 in a 4th round technical knockout over Nathan Cleverly at Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff, Wales, UK.

The Pick

Kovalev’s record is one of power and dominance with his dangerous knockout ability and we will lay the lumber with him. Kovalev!

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The Commish says:

Cedric Agnew is known to have a sturdy chin. The problem for him is, that chin is going to be tested by one of the most explosive-hitting LH's in years.

Gotta' figure an inside three-rounds TKO for Sergey Kovalev, making Adonis Stevenson even more terrified and driving him even further away.

-Randy G.

Skibbz says:

After the chin check I don't know how much Agnew will bring back.. I wouldn't look past a cut on Kovalev, but that'll just mean more pressure for Agnew!

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