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Andre Ward vs Kovalev Betting Odds On Fight

Published On November 12, 2016 | By Niall Doran | Boxing News, Boxing Views and Opinion

Ahead of arguably the biggest boxing match of the year lets look at the Andre Ward vs Kovalev betting odds ahead of their fight on November 19th.

The light-heavyweight world title fight will take place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and many are predicting a 50/50 encounter.

The odds reflect this for the most part.

Lets take a look first up at what the Andre Ward vs Kovalev betting markets bring up for either man just to win the fight – from an outright perspective:

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As you can see, the bookies have the fight a close one with an ever so slight advantage (if any) just tipping in the favor of American Andre Ward.

But it’s a close.

Fans of Sergey Kovalev or neutrals that believe Ward is not what he once was or could have lost a step due to perceived ring rust at the top level of boxing in recent years, may see value in an outright Kovalev bet here.

It’s difficult to predict how the fight will exactly play out, but whoever establishes their game plan best early on will likely win the fight in my opinion.

For those looking for a little bit more value on the fight in terms of odds, the really interesting Ward vs Kovalev betting market is in the method of victory on the fight:

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Here you will find more sizeable odds in the likes of Ward to win by KO/TKO or Kovalev to win on points.

But the bookies are a shrewd bunch as we all know. They look to have gotten their odds relatively spot on for this fight in my opinion.

If I were a betting man and I was thinking of rolling the dice on the fight, I’d be inclined to back a Ward victory on points which at present gets you around 11/10.

(All odds sourced from Oddschecker.com and are subject to change before the fight)

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Niall Doran
Founder of Boxing News and Views (@NiallerDoran). Writer at the Huffington Post. Digital marketing guy. Journalist. Irish tech entrepreneur. Avid Yellow M&M's hound! Favourite boxing related quote: "It's the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen." - Muhammad Ali

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