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Welcoming In the New Era in Boxing

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It seems that boxing is slowly becoming a top entertainment once again. We had a period when this sport was a bit sidelined and didn’t generate as much attention as before, but in recent times we’ve seen its meteoric comeback.

It might be so because of the fantastic competition in the Heavyweight division, which is, to be honest, the most appealing one.

Since Tyson Fury came back, everything became super-interesting, starting with his draw against Deontay Wilder, and then his victory over the Bronze Bomber afterward. In the meantime, Anthony Joshua lost and regained his belts against Andy Ruiz Jr., and is now getting ready to fight Kubrat Pulev.

But this isn’t everything, because we witnessed the rise of several other boxers (not only in the Heavyweight division), who have the potential to become the best of the best. We are going to present two of them to you here.

The most talented among Heavyweights is Daniel Dubois. Dynamite, as the fans call him, has 14 wins in 14 professional fights, with 13 of them coming via KO. The Brit defeated Ebenezer Tetteh in September 2019, winning the Commonwealth and the WBO International title, beating Kyotaro Fujimoto in December and adding a WBC Silver Heavyweight belt to his account.

His next rival is Joe Joyce, for the vacant European Heavyweight title. Odds in this one are favoring Dubois to close this match pretty easily, with 1/5 in his win. Joyce’s victory is 10/3, and a draw 25/1. Dubois to win via KO, TKO, or Dsq is 1/2, and that pretty much tells everything. Joyce to claim the belt via the same way is 6/1. For more markets visit  sites now offering online sports betting in New Jersey.

Shakur Stevenson is the maybe the fastest rising star in USA’s boxing ranks. With a perfect record of 13 wins and without a single defeat, he already has the WBO Featherweight title in his possession. He earned it by defeating Joet Gonzalez in October 2019. It was a unanimous decision that catapulted the youngster towards the sky.

He will be defending the title against Felix Caraballo on June 9, and according to all the bookmakers, he shouldn’t have any problems with winning this match.

The odds on his win are 1/200, and that is something rarely seen in a title fight. Caraballo to win is 25/1, and a draw is 33/1. Shakur’s victory via KO, TKO, or Dsq is 1/3, as he didn’t finish too many of his opponents before the final bell. Also, Caraballo to win like this 23/1.

When announcing their upcoming fights, we need to say a few words about some big matches which will happen shortly.

The first one is between Anthony Joshua and Kubrat Pulev. The Bulgarian is the mandatory IBF challenger and is waiting for his chance to clash with the Brit. They were supposed to meet in London on June 20, but COVID-19 pandemics postponed everything.

AJ is a massive favorite here with his odds on his win set at 1/9. Pulev’s triumph is 7/1, and a draw is at 40/1. Joshua to defend his throne by a KO, TKO, or Dsq is 4/9, and Pulev to surprise the champion the same way is 15/2. Victories via decision are like this, Joshua 11/4, Pulev 18/1.

There are some speculations that Pulev might step down and allow Tyson Fury to replace him. It would be a match for the undisputed Heavyweight champion of the world, and one of the biggest in the last decade, if not further back.

Pulev and Fury’s agent is the same, so we just might see some sort of a deal between the two. The fans out there should be prepared to witness the impossible in this case.

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