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  • BookMaker.eu Gervonta “Tank” Davis has emerged as one of the most dominant champions of any division with 20 knockouts out of his 21 career wins. The Baltimore native will be fighting in front of his hometown fans on July 27 when he faces aspiring challenger Ricardo Nunez, who will be making his first ever appearance in a world championship bout. Davis will be a prohibitive favorite based on his name brand marquee, proven track record of championships, and successful title defenses. Nunez has spoken of how this fight will be a knockout one way or the other. In a sense he is right as both fighters have near perfect knockout rates. ... 

  • BookMaker.eu Fans and gamblers would be hard pressed to find a more eagerly anticipated fight than the upcoming super lightweight unification matchup of Jose Carlos Ramirez and Maurice Hooker set for July 27 from Arlington, Texas. It is a matchup of two champions that are each undefeated for their professional careers. Ramirez is the WBC champion that has successfully defended his title on two occasions. The same can be said for Hooker, who has posted two title defense wins in his own right since winning the WBO title belt. Hooker is a native and current resident of nearby Dallas and will be fighting in his home town for the first time in his career. While Ramirez opened as the slight betting favorite Hooker is the higher ranked man in the matchup. All told this one should attract plenty of betting action on both sides! ... 

  • BookMaker.eu It would be difficult to conceive of a boxer that carries more fame and respect than Manny “Pac Man” Pacquiao. Consider that Pacquiao has a litany of accomplishments that include awards such as Boxer of the Decade, the top ranking for pound for pound boxer in the world, and the distinction of being the only eight division champion in the history of boxing. Yet Pacquiao may be facing the biggest challenge of his career since his epic unanimous decision loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr on May 2, 2015. On July 20, Pacquiao will face World Boxing Association World Welterweight champion Keith Thurman, who has never lost a fight in his professional career. The MGM Grand in Las Vegas will be hosting this highly anticipated fight. Incredibly enough, Pacquiao is the slight favorite to take away Thurman’s belt. ... 

  • BookMaker.eu There is a good amount of familiarity between World Boxing Council junior featherweight champion Rey Vargas and challenger Tomoki Kameda. These two tangled as amateurs down in Mexico in which Vargas emerged as the winner in a hotly contested fight. Kameda has voiced dreams of revenge and the satisfaction of winning the title belt that would come with an upset over Vargas. Kameda is celebrated for his explosiveness while Vargas is respected for his toughness, tenacity, and versatility. Vargas will also own a considerable edge in height and reach for this fight. ... 

  • BookMaker.eu Shakur Stevenson is a native of Newark, New Jersey and is getting ready for his first career fight in that city. Originally, he was supped to face Hairon Socarras but Socarras had to withdraw due to injury. In his place is a knockout artist by the name of Franklin Manzanillo, who is in fact ranked higher than Stevenson by some bodies. However, Stevenson is the top World Boxing Organization contender and is celebrated as a United States Olympic boxing hero from 2016 when he was touted as one of the top pro prospects in the sport. Stevenson is one of the fastest rising featherweight contenders in recent memory. ... 

  • BookMaker.eu Richard Commey is the defending International Boxing Federation world lightweight champion but it did not start off that way. On September 9, 2016 Commey lost the IBF championship in a split decision to Robert Easter Jr. Many boxers would have become discouraged but Commey instead used it as rocket fuel for a championship run. He has won his last four fights since that defeat and is coming off a win over Isa Chaniev for the IBF world lightweight title. Now he will face one of the toughest veterans in any division in his first title defense bout. Raymundo Beltran is a battle tested legend that will give Commey a supreme challenge and big-name opponent on June 28. ... 

  • BookMaker.eu Providence native and defending World Boxing Organization world middleweight champion Demetrius Andrade has a body of work that is the envy of the boxing world. He is an undefeated champion of multiple divisions, a legendary amateur and 2008 US Olympian that has successfully defended championships on two previous occasions. Yet with all of that success he has never fought in his hometown. That will change on June 29 when he faces challenger Maciej Sulecki at the Dunkin Donuts Center with DAZN providing all of the coverage. Not only is Sulecki challenging for the title but he claims to be unimpressed with Andrade and his body of work. The Polish native is swaggering into Providence with confidence and gusto. ... 

  • BookMaker.eu In 2015 when Brandon Adams was defeated by John Thompson for the interim NABA super welterweight and vacant World Boxing Organization intercontinental super welterweight titles he decided he needed a break from boxing. The second-round technical knockout was far more than just a loss at Omega Products International in Corona. The was the climactic moment of the most horrible personal experience of his career. Adams was falsely accused of doping by a defeated opponent. That meant being drug tested based on a lie so that he could clear the Boxing Commission. Adams had to lose 12 pounds in two days for the fight. After using sweat creams and sauna suits combined with running, he did make weight. And it was all for nothing as he had no remaining strength for the match against Thompson. ... 

  • BookMaker.eu One of the greatest and most memorable upsets in recent boxing history took place last February 9 when Andrew Cancio knocked out Alberto Machado in the fourth round for the World Boxing Association super featherweight title. It did not take promoters long to realize that a rematch would be a big draw and it was quickly arranged as Machado had the contractual right to one. Andrew Cancio vs. Alberto Machado II will take place at the exact same venue as the first bout. Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California will host what will be one of the hottest tickets in the country. ... 

  • BookMaker.eu From the moment that Jermell Charlo went down to defeat in a 12 round unanimous decision to Tony Harrison for the World Boxing Council world super welterweight title he focused on a rematch. And in fact, a rematch was quickly arranged, much to the delight of fight fans everywhere. But Harrison had to back out due to an injured ankle and will not even be able to train for 10 weeks. Filling the void will be the potentially dangerous Jorge Cota, who packs a powerful punch to go with plenty of ambition. For Charlo the comeback trail to another title shot begins with this matchup. For Cota it’s the chance to prove he can fight at a championship level. ... 

  • BookMaker.eu Yuniel Dorticos is on the comeback trail. The former World Boxing Association world cruiserweight champion is looking to get his title belt back after losing it to Murat Gassiev in a 12 round technical knockout loss in which he went down twice in the final round. Dorticos, currently ranked sixth in the world, will be facing 12th ranked Andrew Tabiti for the International Boxing Federation interim cruiserweight title which is also part of the World Boxing Super Series semifinals. This is part of ... 

  • BookMaker.eu Krzysztof Glowacki is a past World Boxing Organization world cruiserweight champion from 2015-2016 that currently holds that interim title. Yet he will enter his June 15 bout against Maris Briedis as the underdog. Briedis is also the higher ranked of the two for this DAZN championship showdown which is for the World Boxing Organization world cruiserweight title on June 8 from Arena Riga, Riga. This bout is part of the Super Series and is a semi final fight.... 

  • BookMaker.eu Following his epic majority decision loss to Saul Alvarez for the world unification world middleweight title last September 15 Gennady Golovkin did a lot of soul searching. First, he made the business decision to sign on with DAZN in a mega multimillion-dollar deal that will set him and his family up for life. Second, in a more painful decision, he cut ties with his long-time trainer Abel Sanchez. It was a bitter end for Sanchez, who had developed Golovkin into a dominant champion. As for Golovkin he is looking forward to changing his style and adapting to new ways after the first loss of his career. ... 

  • BookMaker.eu Jason Sanchez may as well be on a milk carton as far as gamblers and most boxing fans are concerned. But all of that can change on June 8 in Reno, Nevada when he faces long odds and defending champion Oscar Valdez for the World Boxing Organization world featherweight championship at the Reno Sparks Convention Center. Sanchez will enter the fight ranked 129th in the world compared to the defending champion Oscar Valdez, who is currently ranked fourth in the world. ... 

  • BookMaker.eu Anthony Joshua is not just the unified heavyweight champion of the world. Indeed, he is a proud national brand from Great Britain. No better evidence of that can be found than from the fact that over 10,000 fans will be traveling across the pond from Great Britain to New York for his unification title bout on June 1 against Andy Ruiz Jr. Not only is Joshua the huge favorite for this DAZN showdown but he is also facing a challenger that is, in essence, a third choice as the opponent. ... 

  • BookMaker.eu Callum Smith has emerged not just the top super middleweight in the world but also as a man that has is biggest and best days yet to come. Smith will be up against a journeyman veteran on June 1 when he faces former champion Hassan N’Jikam for the World Boxing Association and The Ring super middleweight titles. While Smith is a defending champion and prohibitive favorite N’Jikam is not a fighter that should automatically be taken lightly as a past two-time world title belt holder in his own right. Madison Square Garden, “The World’s Most Famous Arena” is the venue. ... 

  • BookMaker.eu Masayuki Ito is something of a surprise champion ever since his unanimous decision win over Christopher Diaz for the World Boxing Organization world super featherweight title. But fans and gamblers have gotten used to his status as champion after he successfully defended his title belt last December in a seventh-round technical knockout win over Evgeny Chuprakov. But now Ito faces a new and unique challenger. Jamel Herring has impressed all since dropping down to the super featherweight division after struggles in the class above. Herring also has an interesting story that will captivate all. ... 

  • BookMaker.eu Austin Trout is a former World Boxing Association super welterweight champion that is in search of a comeback. Trout is coming off three losses in his last four fights and has dropped to 16th in the rankings. Because of that decline in performance Trout has taken a year off to try and work on his game and clear his head. Trout will return to the ring on May 25 when he goes up against Terrell Gausha, who is considered to be something of a tune up opponent. If Trout shows well, he may be able to get back on track for a championship bout. ... 

  • BookMaker.eu Deontay Wilder is justifiably celebrated as one of the greatest heavyweights of all time with a devastating record of power and brutality that includes 39 knockouts out of his 40 career wins. But Wilder’s once perfect resume now has a blemish. In his last bout on December 1, 2018 he ended up in a 12 round split decision draw against Tyson Fury. Even though Wilder remains undefeated for his professional career it was the first time he ever left the ring without a victory. Wilder is expected to be super motivated to atone for that disappointing result in his upcoming World Boxing Council World Heavyweight championship bout against Dominic Breazeale on May 18 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. ... 

  • BookMaker.eu Ivan Baranchyk may be the defending International Boxing Federation World Super Lightweight champion entering his bout against challenger Josh Taylor but you would hardly know it when glancing at the betting line. Taylor is the decided chalk for his championship fight. There was speculation that Baranchyk would pull out of the fight due to financial issues with the World Boxing Super Series but he later confirmed that the fight is still on for May 18. Also adding motivation for Baranchyk is the fact that he would have been stripped of his title belt if he backed out of the matchup with Taylor. ... 

  • BookMaker.eu Ever since losing his title belt to Miguel Berchelt, Francisco Vargas has had one thing on his mind. He is out for revenge and to reclaim the title belt that he has always believed to be his and his alone. Berchelt vs. Vargas II is one of the most highly anticipated bouts of the year so far. These Mexican Countrymen will face each other at the Convention Center in Tucson Arizona on May 11. In the first matchup between these two champions Vargas sustained facial cuts that ended up forcing the fight to be called in the 11th round, much to the displeasure of Vargas. Since that time, he has made it a point to heal his wounds, both physical and mental, as he awaited the rematch chance at Berchelt. ... 

  • BookMaker.eu In the super welterweight division, it would be hard to find a better or more appealing matchup than defending champion Jarrett Hurd and aspiring challenger Julian Williams. Hurd and Williams will meet up on May 11, 2019 for the International Boxing Federation, International Boxing Organization, and World Boxing Association Super World Super Welterweight titles. Hurd currently holds the IBO, WBA, and IBF World Super World Welterweight titles. Williams has been on a quest to atone for the one previous world championship shot that he had back on December 10, 2016 in which he was humiliated in a fifth-round knockout at the hands of Jermall Charlo. After making empty boasts prior to that fight Williams was proven to not be ready for prime time. Thus, this is the biggest fight of his career. And it promises to be incredibly difficult. ... 

  • BookMaker.eu “Hot Rod” Radivoje Kalajdzic will step into the ring against Artur Beterbiev as a decided underdog for their International Boxing Federation world light heavyweight championship fight on May 4. Beterbiev recently signed a promotional deal with Top Rank and will defend his title for the second time. Beterbiev is a two-time Russian Olympian that has become one of the most dominant professional boxers in any weight class. Hot Rod Radivoje Kalajdzic may have a catchy nickname but will need far more than that against such a formidable opponent. The one wild card element that Kalajdzic does bring is the reputation of being a slugger with plenty of punching power. ... 

  • BookMaker.eu For may boxing fans, gamblers, and aficionados the middleweight division rates as one of the most competitive and entertaining in the sport. Two of the best middleweights are Canelo Alvarez and Daniel “Miracle Man” Jacobs. Indeed both are highly regarded title belt holders. Thus, it only made sense that the two would come together for all the marbles. Saul “Canelo” Alvarez will defend his World Boxing Association and World Boxing Council middleweight titles against International Boxing Federation middleweight champion Daniel Jacobs for the middleweight unification championship on May 4, 2019 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. ... 

  • BookMaker.eu A pair of past champions will take to the ring to determine the vacant International Boxing Organization and World Boxing Association world lightweight titles. Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas will be the venue for this 12 round championship fight that can be seen on Showtime. Barthelemy is a past International Boxing Federation super featherweight champion from 2014 while Easter is past International Boxing Federation lightweight champion from 2016 through 2018. In many ways for both Easter and Barthelemy, this fight is as much about redemption and renewal as it is for championship belts. Let’s take a look at the boxing odds at BookMaker.eu, break down the matchup and go over your betting options. ... 

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