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  • 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. ... 

  • BookMaker.eu Few boxers are as famous or respected as Nonito Donaire and that is what makes his underdog status against Zolani Tete so extraordinary. Donaire opened as a +450 dog against the -600 favored Tete as the pair will meet for the World Boxing Association Super and World Boxing Organization world bantamweight titles on April 27, 2019 at the Cajun Dome in Lafayette, Louisiana. Donaire is well celebrated as an eight-time champion from four different weight classes while Tete has the more impressive recent resume. In fact, Donaire has split his last four fights while Tete has won his last 12 consecutive fights. ... 

  • BookMaker.eu Terence Crawford is not only undefeated for his career but one of the most celebrated and highly acclaimed boxers of any era. Crawford’s dominance has established a serious level of credibility and trust with gamblers. However, that also means that prices for Crawford are quite expensive because nobody wants to bet money against such a supreme talent. Former champion Amir Khan is the latest challenger to the undefeated Crawford and is, no surprise, a massive underdog. The big question of course is whether or not Khan has the proverbial punchers chance. ... 

  • BookMaker.eu Vasiliy Lomachenko has had a meteoric rise through the boxing ranks that is among the most impressive and astounding in the history of the sport. With only 13 career starts as a pro he has posted 12 wins with multiple world championship belts. Just as important is the dominant fashion in which he has exerted his excellence. The hype regarding Lomachenko has become a force of nature in and of itself and as a result he has become one of the most expensive boxers in the entire fight game. Lomachenko is ranked number one in the world and also as the top pound for pound boxer on planet Earth. With that in mind Lomachenko is a prohibitive favorite against upstart Anthony Crolla. ... 

  • BookMaker.eu Light heavyweight champion Oleksandr Gvozdyk will defend his World Boxing Council title belt against heavy underdog Doudou Ngumbu at Philadelphia on March 30 with ESPN and ESPN Deportes providing the television broadcast. Gvozdyk has never lost a fight in his professional career and is a prohibitive favorite against veteran Doudou Ngumbu, who many fight cappers believe is past his prime. This will be only the second time that Ngumbu has ever fought in a major title bout. As for Gvozdyk he has been celebrated ever since winning an Olympic medal for Ukraine in 2012. He has enjoyed a rapid rise in the professional ranks. ... 

  • BookMaker.eu Lamont Peterson is a veteran champion of multiple weight classes that has earned the trust of boxing fans and gamblers but he will be facing a champion in his own right when he takes on Sergey Lipinets in a 12 round welterweight match from the MGM National Harbor in Maryland with coverage on FS1. While Lipinets is not as well-known as Peterson he is younger (age 29 compared to 35 for Peterson) and with just one loss for his career. Peterson’s production has also slowed down in recent years which has made Lipinets a small favorite for this welterweight contender clash. Both fighters have championship aspirations in what has become boxing’s best weight class and a defeat would be devastating towards those prospects. ... 

  • BookMaker.eu While most observers and the gambling public see Errol Spence Jr. as a prohibitive favorite to retain his welterweight championship belt against Mikey Garcia there are more than a few bargain hunters that may disagree. Spence is the current International Boxing Federation world welterweight champion but will be facing a proven champion in his own right as Garcia has current possession of the International Boxing Federation and World Boxing Council light weight title belts. Garcia has won championships in different weight classes and is considered one of the top pound for pound boxers on the planet. Neither Spence nor Garcia has ever lost a fight. Which makes this March 16 championship matchup appointment viewing for even casual sports fans and bettors. ... 

  • BookMaker.eu There is plenty of good reason that Shawn Porter is known as “Showtime.” The defending World Boxing Council world welterweight champion is celebrated for being one of the most aggressive and power punchers in the game. For fans that want action and are not into passive or defensive oriented boxers, Porter is the man to see. Porter is coming off a win for the WBC world welterweight championship belt and will defend it for the first time against up and coming native Cuban Yordenis Ugas, who was one of the most accomplished amateur boxers of all time. ... 

  • BookMaker.eu Erislandy Lara is a past world super welterweight unification champion that lost his title belts a year ago in a tough split decision to Jarrett Hurd. Since that time Lara has been prepping for a major comeback to atone for the loss and to regain his championship status. As a well known and highly respected past champion Lara will be expected by many gamblers to regain his past glory. But Lara’s chance for redemption will not be easy as he will be facing current World Boxing Association champion Brian Carlos Castano. Castano has never lost a fight and has often looked dominant in the process. ... 

  • BookMaker.eu The former super middleweight world champion Anthony Dirrell will get an opportunity to once again rock a title belt when he faces Avni Yildirim on February 23, 2019 at the Minneapolis Armory in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The World Boxing Council world super middleweight title will be at stake and is currently vacant. As a past champion Dirrell will bring plenty of credibility with gamblers. He also is a battle tested veteran that boxing aficionados are quite familiar with. This championship fight is seen as a golden opportunity for Yildirim to step out and make the world take notice. ... 

  • BookMaker.eu Leo Santa Cruz will have an unexpected new opponent in defense of his featherweight championship bout on February 16. Miguel Flores was scheduled to take on Santa Cruz for the featherweight championship but had to withdraw due to an ankle injury suffered during training camp. As a result, Rafael “Big Bang” Rivera got the call to replace him. Santa Cruz was already a prohibitive favorite in the original matchup against Flores. That price will only go up even higher against the substitute Rivera t... 

  • BookMaker.eu Rob Brant will be making the first defense of his World Boxing Association world middleweight title when he faces challenger Khasan Baysangurov on February 15 in Hinckley, Minnesota, which is the native state for Brant. In fact, Brant as fought in the state of Minnesota a total of 11 previous times. The Brant vs. Baysangurov bout will headline a Top Rank Boxing on ESPN tripleheader. The newly crowned Brant will be facing a relative unknown in Baysangurov, who is just starting out in his professi... 

  • BookMaker.eu Jose Carlos Ramirez is one of the most respected champions in boxing both with fans and gamblers alike. The defending World Boxing Council world super lightweight champion will be defending his belt on February 10 when he faces Jose Zepeda, an up and coming prospect with plenty of potential upside. Ramirez will offer Zepeda a tall task as the defending champ has never lost a fight. And the only previous loss for Zepeda in his career was the last time he fought for a championship back in 2015 whe... 

  • BookMaker.eu Gervonta Davis was labeled by the great Floyd Mayweather Jr. as the “future of boxing” and that moniker is getting easier to understand. Mayweather saw in Davis the ability to dominate like few other boxers in recent memory. Davis has never lost a fight in his career and at the age of 24 he is still just getting started with what looks to be a considerable amount of upside. On February 9 “Tank” will be facing battle tested veteran Abner Mares in defense of Davis’ World Boxing Association super w... 

  • BookMaker.eu With HBO now out of the boxing business so too is its relationship with Sergey Kovalev. But it did not take long for Kovalev to find a new partner as ESPN quickly filled the void and with that comes a rematch with Eleider Alvarez for the World Boxing Organization world light heavyweight title. Alvarez scored a knockout win in the first match that many consider to be the ultimate “puncher’s chance” fluke. Kovalev was clearly winning the fight on points in dominant fashion before he was ambushed i... 

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