So I see that Sergey Kovalev is to fight Melikuziev - a guy with a 6-0 record - at the end of January. And I'll admit that I knew nothing of Melikuziev (absolutely nada, as I don't really follow the amateur scene). So imagine my shock when I see that - NOT only on the exchange, but elsewhere - the 6-0 prospect is a firm fav at 1/3, with Kovalev at 5/2 (drifting to 11/4).
So did some research and watched a few vids, and it seems that some are saying this guy is the Lomachenko of the super-middleweights. He is seen by some as the best amateur to turn pro. And he is FIRMLY favoured so far in early betting to actually beat Kovalev. Melikuziev moves well, and has good power, so I feel they expect him to stop Kovalev.
So is this crazy value for Kovalev? Or is Kovalev now just a drunken bum to be beaten up by a young budding superstar? I had to have a bet on Kovalev at those odds. What are your thoughts?