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Sergey Kovalev vs Nadjib Mohammedi Odds and Picks

  • Monday, July 20th, 2015

    By  Tom Wilkinson

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    Boxing Odds: Sergey Kovalev will look to remain unbeaten as he defends his light heavyweight title against Nadjib Mohammedi on Saturday, July 25th at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. Kovalev is 27-0-1 in his career with 24 knockouts while Mohammedi is 37-3 with 22 knockouts. This will be the second fight this year for Kovalev who defeated Jean Pascal back in March. Mohammedi is also coming off a win in March as he defeated Lee Campbell.

    Here is a look at the bout and boxing predictions.

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    Kovalev Not Overlooking Mohammedi

    Kovalev has said that he is taking Mohammedi seriously even though he is not the big name fighter that someone like Bernard Hopkins or Jean Pascal is. “For me, any fight means a lot because it is the next step. Who I am and how I do my job means a lot. He is the #1 IBF contender. He deserves this fight.” Kovalev said, “I very excited that I have three titles and I have the opportunity to defend it against Mohammedi. He deserves this fight. He is #1. He is very motivated. When a boxer is motivated or any man is motivated it makes him very dangerous.”

    Kovalev said he feels on pressure in headlining this fight card in Vegas. “No for me it doesn’t matter where I am fighting. I don’t have any problems. I feel very comfortable and happy that my fight is in Las Vegas. I wait a long time for my fight. I wanted LA or Las Vegas and it will happen July 25. I am very happy and excited because I wanted to give to my fans who long time waited to watch my fight live and now it will happen.”

    Mohammedi Willing to Trade Shots

    Mohammedi has not lost since 2011 and he is willing to go toe-to-toe with Kovalev. The problem for Mohammedi with going straight at Kovalev is that he doesn’t have the same punching power as the champion and Mohammedi doesn’t have a great defense. Mohammedi will have trainer Abel Sanchez in his corner. Sanchez has worked with current WBA and WBC Middleweight Champion Gennady Golovkin. Sanchez realizes that Mohammedi has a difficult task ahead saying, “Sergey has evolved into that kind of fighter that you are going to have to be at your best to beat. Because of that we have a tough task in front of us, but that is what these guys work for. That is why Nadjib is rated #1 and fought all those fights before to get a chance at the world title. On the 25th we have that.”

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    Boxing Predictions

    The boxing odds on this fight are insanely high and even though Kovalev should win easily I will just take the rounds under.

    Take a look at the latest boxing odds at Diamond sportsbook.