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  • BookMaker.eu Saying he wants to be a world champion boxer and that he must compete against fighters with a boxing history in order to do so, Jake Paul will take on Andre August in a cruiserweight bout as a heavy favorite. This is a change in direction for Paul, who in his boxing career has mostly faced UFC fighters in crossover matches. The fight doesn’t have the marquee attraction of Paul’s previous fights, but he is listening to his critics, who have long said Paul needs to fight legitimate boxers.He’s not... 

  • BookMaker.eu Two-time and current WBC junior welterweight champion Regis Prograis puts his belt on the line against undefeated challenger Devin Haney in this much-anticipated encounter scheduled for Dec. 9 in San Francisco. The bout was originally set for late October but the sides couldn’t come to an agreement causing Prograis to accuse his opponent of avoiding him. This only added to what should already be a rambunctious bout. Turns out the October date had a pay-per-view event already scheduled thus causi... 

  • BookMaker.eu Former WBC interim lightweight champion Ryan Garcia is a big favorite in his junior welterweight bout with Oscar Duarte for the scheduled 12-round fight for Dec. 2 in Houston. Garcia gets back in the ring for the first time since being KO’d by Gervonta Davis in April in what was his first professional defeat in 24 fights. Garcia won the interim title with a seventh-round TKO of Luke Campbell on the second day of the year 2021. The belt slipped off rather easily though since Garcia was stripped o... 

  • BookMaker.eu Undefeated super middleweights David Benavidez and Demetrius Andrade will tangle for the interim WBC strap in Las Vegas on Nov. 25. Benavidez claimed the title with a third round TKO of David Lemieux in 2022 and successfully defended with a unanimous decision over Caleb Plant in March. Benavidez is a -370 favorite on the early boxing line to be the top contender to face Canelo Alvarez for the undisputed super middleweight championship.A former two-division champion who was the WBO middleweight b... 

  • BookMaker.eu Undefeated and a former two-class world champion, Shakur Stevenson is a massive favorite against Edwin De Los Santos when the two scrap for the vacant WBC lightweight title on Nov. 16 in Las Vegas. It isn’t the fight most expected after undefeated contender Frank Martin backed out, but De Los Santos is a rising star and a formidable opponent that Stevenson can’t afford to take lightly. Making a move to lightweight after titles in lower classes, Stevenson stopped Shuichiro Yoshino with a sixth round TKO last time out. The inability to make weight forced a move up. Just 23 years old De Los Santos has put together a solid resume winning 16 of 17 fights with 14 of them by KO. Maybe Stevenson wanted to throw a jab (no pun intended) at Martin for turning down the fight or maybe he truly believes what he says when he stated, “I think he’s a harder challenge than Frank Martin,” when discussing De Los Santos. Ranked No. 1 by the WBC, Stevenson opened as a -800 favorite with De Los Santos at +502. ... 

  • BookMaker.eu Current WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury is a massive -1300 favorite to beat former UFC champion Francis Ngannou when the two tangle in a non-title fight in Saudi Arabia on Saturday, October 28. It’s a battle reminiscent of the 2017 money grab crossover match between Floyd Mayweather and former UFC champ Conor McGregor. Fury is scheduled to defend his title in late December against Oleksandr Usyk, using this perhaps as a sparring session while making coin in the process.With Ngannou making hi... 

  • BookMaker.eu Current WBC super featherweight champion O’Shaquie Foster puts his belt on the line against once-defeated contender Eduardo Hernandez on Saturday, October 28. In his last bout Foster outpointed Rey Vargas to claim the strap and makes his first title defense having won his last 10 fights. While he is five years older than his opponent, Foster has 13 fewer professional fights on his resume and his list of opponents is stronger. Foster is positioned as a -195 favorite on the opening line.In terms o... 

  • BookMaker.eu Following a controversial loss to Josh Taylor in February 2022 for the unified light welterweight title, many consider Jack Catterall the champion. He rebounded from his first professional setback to win the vacant WBA intercontinental light welterweight crown and is set to defend as a heavy favorite against former three division champion Jorge Linares on October 21 in Liverpool. With an eye on a Taylor rematch Catterall can’t afford to overlook his ageing but still difficult opponent. Catterall opened as a prohibitive +800 favorite. On the down slope of his career, t he 38-year-old Linares had held world championships in three weight classes, including the WBC featherweight, the WBA super-featherweight, and most recently the WBA, WBC and Ring Magazine lightweight titles. He enters this scheduled bout on a three-fight losing streak and has dropped five of his last eight fights since losing the lightweight titles to Vasiliy Lomachenko in May 2018. While he’s one of the most formidable opponents to go against Catterall, Linares is still a big underdog at +500 on the opening boxing betting line. ... 

  • BookMaker.eu The scheduled cruiserweight boxing match between Dillon Danis and Logan Paul, billed as the joint main event on the KSI vs. Fury fight card at MF & DAZN: X Series 10, has gotten more attention for the exploits of the fighters outside the ring. That’s because neither Paul nor Danis have much experience inside it. Paul enters the ring for the first time since taking on Floyd Mayweather in an exhibition bout more than two years ago. And Danis, a former MMA fighter in the Bellator promotion, has... 

  • BookMaker.eu I guess it’s a thing now for influencers and YouTube personalities to step inside the boxing ring. It became so fashionable that KSI, whose real name is Olajide Olayinka Williams Olatunji, founded crossover boxing promotion Misfits Boxing and is currently CEO. So I guess it’s not much of a surprise that KSI is the promotion’s reigning cruiserweight champion. KSI did have to win a few fights to get the recognition doing so with a second-round KO of English rapper and crossover boxer Swarmz. On th... 

  • BookMaker.eu WBA featherweight champion Leigh Wood puts his belt on the line as a heavy favorite against former IBF featherweight champ Josh Warrington on October 7 in Sheffield, England. Wood captured the belt in 2021 with a TKO Xu Can and had one successful title defense before losing the belt to Mauricio Lara in February. Wood and Lara had a rematch three months later with Lara being stripped of his belt pre-fight for not making weight. With only Wood eligible to win the title he did so by unanimous decis... 

  • BookMaker.eu A pair of undisputed champions square off in Las Vegas when super middleweight Saul “Canelo” Alvarez entertains junior middleweight Jermell Charlo in a scheduled 12-round bout. One of the most accomplished boxers of his generation, Alvarez has won multiple championships in four different weight classes and welcomes Charlo to the 168-pound division for the first time as a big -415 favorite on the early boxing betting line. With just one loss on his resume, Charlo is a formidable opponent. However, it’s never easy making the leap to another weight class against bigger, stronger fighters. In a battle for the undisputed junior middleweight titles in 2021, Charlo and Brian Castano fought to a split draw. In the rematch 10 months later Charlo made sure the judges didn’t play a part in the decision scoring a 10th round KO. A fight against top contender Tim Tszyu never materialized and with Charlo set to move up a class, he’ll surrender his WBO belt. That doesn’t seem to bother Charlo, who opened as a +327 underdog. ... 

  • BookMaker.eu Heavyweights Zhilei Zhang and Joe Joyce will tussle for the second time in five months with the WBO interim belt on the line. Back in April Zhang won the crown pummeling Joyce and handing him his first professional loss in a big upset. Just seven months before that Joyce scored a 12th round KO of Joseph Parker to claim the belt. Prior to his upset of Joyce, Zhang experienced the first setback of his pro career dropping a unanimous decision to Filip Hrgovic. The rematch is expected to be just as ... 

  • BookMaker.eu Luis Alberto Lopez will defend his IBF featherweight title vs. Joet Gonzalez on Sept. 15 in Corpus Christi, Texas. Lopez, ESPN's top boxer at 126 pounds, will headline a "Top Rank on ESPN" show for the first time in the U.S. The 29-year-old from Mexico won the title with a majority-decision victory over Josh Warrington in December. And then he retained the belt with a brutal fifth-round TKO of Michael Conlan in May. Both bouts took place in the U.K. Lopez (28-2, 16 KOs) has won 11 fights since a 2019 decision defeat to Ruben Villa. Lopez will meet a fellow action fighter Gonzalez, 29, who fights out of Los Angeles. Two of Gonzalez's three defeats came via decision in title challenges (against Emanuel Navarrete and Shakur Stevenson). Gonzalez (26-3, 15 KOs) also dropped a decision to Isaac Dogboe last year. ... 

  • BookMaker.eu Two of the top boxers in the United Kingdom will square off once again after a surprising result earlier this year. Liam Smith was a moderate underdog per the boxing betting odds against Chris Eubank Jr. back in January, but he proved to be the better fighter with a fourth round knockout of his opponent. Smith sent Eubank to the mat twice in that round to become the first fighter to knock out Eubank, deepening a rivalry between the two middleweights. There won’t be a title on the line, but there... 

  • BookMaker.eu The top heavyweight in the game is in action at the end of August as Oleksandr Usyk defends his unified heavyweight championship against Daniel Dubois. Usyk (20-0 with 13 knockouts) holds the IBF, IBO, WBA, WBO, and The Ring heavyweight titles after successive decision victories over Anthony Joshua, and he has been dominant at heavyweight even though he needed to put on pounds to move up from cruiserweight a few years ago. Dubois (19-1 with 18 knockouts) is looking to make a name for himself tho... 

  • BookMaker.eu Former WBC junior lightweight title holder Oscar Valdez may not be a current champion, but he is favored by the boxing betting odds against current WBO junior lightweight champion Emanuel Navarrete on Saturday night in the arid Arizona desert. Valdez (31-1 with 23 knockouts) has only lost to Shakur Stevenson in his career, while Navarrete (37-1 with 31 knockouts) has only been defeated by a fighter that refused to attend the weigh-in.Emanuel Navarrete and Oscar Valdez will meet on Saturday, Augu... 

  • BookMaker.eu Anthony Joshua vs. Dillian Whyte will take place on Saturday, August 12, 2023. This bout will take place at the O2 Arena in London, England and it will be a twelve-round bout. Joshua defeated Whyte in 2015, winning by 7th round TKO. Joshua comes into this fight at 25-3 with 22 knockouts. He bounced back in this last fight and defeated Jermaine Franklin by unanimous decision. Joshua was coming off consecutive losses to Oleksandr Usyk, the first of which cost him his WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO heavywei... 

  • BookMaker.eu The novelty of celebrity fighting has yet to wear off, so promoters are going to cash in as much as possible. Since becoming a professional fighter in January 2000, Jake Paul has tried to fight twice a year, and he will enter the ring for the second time in 2023 when he takes on Nate Diaz during the first weekend of August. Diaz is one of the most popular fighters in the history of UFC, but he is a sizeable underdog per the boxing betting odds against Paul. Jake Paul vs. Nate Diaz is being promoted as Ready 4 War, and it will have a full card on Saturday, August 5, 2023. This promotion will take place at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas, and it will be a ten-round bout after both fighters agreed to move the distance from eight rounds to ten rounds. On the primary undercard, Amanda Cerrano will defend her unified women’s featherweight title against Heather Hardy. ... 

  • BookMaker.eu The last week of July looks like it will be the best week of boxing this year by a wide margin. Three-division world champion Naoya Inoue will look to add a fourth title to his résumé when he takes on Stephen Fulton on Tuesday, July 25, in Japan, and the fight everyone has been waiting for will finally take place as Terence Crawford will face Errol Spence in Sin City on Saturday, July 29. Crawford (39-0 with 30 knockouts) is the current WBO welterweight champion and is considered the best pound-... 

  • BookMaker.eu It’s rare to have a major fight in the middle of the week, but that’s just what we will see in Japan during the last week of July. One of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world will look to add another title to his resume when three-division champion Naoya Inoue moves up a division to face Stephen Fulton. Inoue (24-0 with 21 knockouts) is already one of the best fighters in Japanese history, while Fulton (21-0 with 8 knockouts) knows that a victory here would be huge for his resume.For t... 

  • BookMaker.eu The great Nonito Donaire plans to step into the ring once again on July 15 to challenge Alexandro Santiago for the vacant WBC bantamweight title. Donaire is one of the legends of the sport, holding titles in four weight classes ranging from flyweight to featherweight over the course of his career. He is the oldest bantamweight champion in the history of boxing, knocking out Nordine Oubaali in the fourth round at 38.5 years of age to win the WBC bantamweight title in May 2021, and he will look to... 

  • BookMaker.eu After two delays, Eimantas Stanionis and Vergil Ortiz Jr. will square off in the ring for the WBA welterweight belt. Stanionis and Ortiz were originally supposed to fight on March 18, but the fight was pushed back a month after the Lithuanian boxer had to undergo an emergency appendectomy. We were then supposed to see this fight happen on April 29, but Ortiz was forced to call it off this time after suffering rhabdomyolysis during his training. That led to a longer delay, yet we finally appear s... 

  • BookMaker.eu Joshua Franco puts his WBA junior bantamweight title on the line in a rematch with former WBO super flyweight champ Kazuto Ioka in a 12-round fight scheduled for June 24 in Tokyo. The two battled in a unification bout back in December with the fight ending in a majority draw with both fighters retaining their strap. In pursuing the rematch, Ioka vacated his belt after being ordered to make a mandatory title defense against Junto Nakatani.In the first fight last New Year’s eve, Franco was ahead o... 

  • BookMaker.eu Now that he has an opponent, WBC super lightweight champion Regis Prograis will defend his strap for the first time as a massive favorite in the main event on Saturday, June 17 in New Orleans. Liam Paro was originally scheduled to enter the ring at Smoothie King Center, however an ankle injury sustained early last month forced him to withdraw. Several other fighters were considered before promoters finally landed on Danielito Zorrilla, who has just one loss in 18 career professional fights. That... 

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