US HEAVY DEONTAY WILDER & FRIDAY ODDS/PREDICTIONS

August 7th, 2013 By Pedro Fernandez

2008 Olympic Bronze Heavyweight Deontay Wilder

2008 Olympic Bronze Heavyweight Deontay Wilder

Friday, August 9, 2013

UNTESTED WILDER STICKS TOE IN WATER!

Indio, CA- (Showtime) Fantasy Springs Casino- Deontay Wilder (28-0, 28 KOs) vs Siarhei Liakhovich (26-5, 16 KOS) (Heavyweights over 200 lbs.) ODDS/PREDICTION: Wilder 8 to 1. Odds probably high but Wilder has yet to prove he wan walk sans assistance, let alone run. Liakhovich has not been “relevant” since 2005 and is 2-2 (all stoppages) in the last four years, thus the “poifect” mark to become #29 Friday night. I think Wilder is worth an $1600 risk to walk with $200 more.

SMITH LOOKS TO MAR CHARLO’S PERFECT RECORD

Antwone Smith (23-4-1, 12 KOs) vs Jermall Charlo (14-0, 10 KOs) (154 lb.) ODDS/PREDICTION: Smith 12-5. Hard to go against unbeaten guys, but Smith has fought better. Could be closer than I’ve got it here.

TWO 16-0 GUYS GO TO POST!

Francisco Vargas (16-0-1, 13 KOs) vs Brandon Bennett (16-0, 7 KOS) (130 lb.) ODDS/PREDICTION: 6-5 pick ‘em. Looks razor close on paper.

TEDDY ATLAS & ESPN2 DO SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

Cabazon, CA- (ESPN2) Morongo Casino Resort- Gerardo Robles (16-11, 7 KOS) vs Emmanuel Tagoe (21-1, 8 KOs) (130 lb.) ODDS/PREDICTION: Tagoe 5-1. If Tagoe cannot set Robles back with zeal, then he has no future.

PROFESSIONAL “OPPONENTS” SQUARE OFF

Jose Hernandez (14-6-1, 6 KOs) vs Rustam Nugaev (24-6-1, 14 KOs) (135 lb.) ODDS/PREDICTION: Even! Two journeyman types getting work against one another.

Pedro Fernandez

COMMENTS

  1. Liakovich is shot. 3-4 year ago and Liakovich would murder Wilder, but the Liakovich that has been fighting lately is just a shell of his former self. Wilder sees an easy way of adding a known name.

    Guest on August 9th, 2013 at 2:03 PM

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