Shakur Stevenson will challenge Edwin De Los Santos for the vacant WBC lightweight belt in an attempt to become a three-weight world champion.
This bout will take place Nov. 16 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Stevenson, who's coming off a sixth-round TKO win over Shuichiro Yoshino in April, is a -1400 favorite over De Los Santos (+800).
Shakur Stevenson vs Edwin De Los Santos Odds
|Edwin De Los Santos||+800|
Odds as of Nov. 16
Using our odds calculator, Stevenson's -1400 favorite status means a $100 bet on him to win pays out $107.14. The same bet on De Los Santos pays out $900.
How To Bet Stevenson vs de los Santos
Obviously, we can't bet Stevenson straight up, so to find some cash, we'll have to dig deeper into each fighter's strengths and weaknesses.
The Dominican De Los Santos has nasty power and he's quick with his one-two. Nine of his 10 pro boxing wins have come by KO, with each of those nine knockouts happening in the third round or earlier. Feel free to bet De Los Santos straight up — he has a puncher's chance — but a +1400 wager on him by KO is worth a sprinkle.
Stevenson, on the other hand, is lightning-quick with his footwork, which makes him great at eluding punches. The longer this fight goes, the better the American's chances. De Los Santos has more power than Stevenson, but if this bout goes to a decision, it's all but guaranteed we'll see Shakur's hand raised.
Stevenson vs de los santos Pick
There are gobs of chalk on Stevenson by decision (-250), but I don't love that enough. Instead, I'll recommend betting on a more violent fight, where De Los Santos swings heavily early and runs out of steam at the end.
With that blueprint in mind, my best bet is Stevenson by KO.