Hot Rod Radivoje Kalajdzic may have a catchy name and an impressive record. However that doesn’t impress gamblers in his upcoming matchup against Artur Beterbiev. At the onset Beterbiev is a prohibitive -4000 betting odds for Boxing favorite against Hot Rod. And there is plenty of good reason for that price. Beterbiev may not have a long resume but it is a powerful one. Utter domination is his reputation. Consider that in his 13 professional fights Beterbiev has posted 13 knockout wins. While Kalajdzic is 24-1 for his career he has not defeated the same level of top shelf competition.
Artur Beterbiev vs. Radivoje Kalajdzic
International Boxing Federation World Light Heavyweight Title
Date and Time: Saturday, May 4, 2019
Location: Stockton Arena, Stockton, California
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Beterbiev vs. Kalajdzic TV Coverage: ESPN and ESPN Deportes
Now Artur Beterbiev (13-0, 13 knockouts) will defend his International Boxing Federation World Light Heavyweight title against Radivoje Kalajdzic (24-1, 17 knockouts. Beterbiev is ranked seventh in the world for the light heavyweight class. As a result of his strong Betting Odds for Boxing success as an amateur from Russia, gamblers long been familiar with Beterbiev. As his record indicates, the champ is celebrated for his devastating punching power.
Leaving Old Friends Behind
Beterbiev is fighting out of Montreal which is an interesting story itself. At the beginning of his professional career Beterbiev signed with Yvon Michel. It was a highly successful partnership for both parties at the start. But as time went on Beterbiev outgrew the arrangement and began negotiating with the behemoth known as ESPN Top Rank Boxing. For the past year he has been haggling to get out from under Michel and on to Top Rank. To be exact Michel took a chance on Beterbiev when he immigrated to Canada. Owing to that it was all difficult to take.
Indeed, Michel said that Beterbiev was the best prospect that he ever signed. The relationship has been destroyed beyond repair due to the many legal battles between the two. Subsequently it is likely that Michel is not going to get the big payoff for his investment into Beterbiev. Commencing with his ESPN Top Rank Boxing deal does the champ look like a potential cash cow. To demonstrate Beterbiev will be getting several more high-profile fights with Top Rank.
Hot Rod Radivoje Kalajdzic
In turn Hot Rod is best known for the lone sportsbook defeat of his career. Kalajdzic was on the short end of a highly controversial eight round split decision loss to Marcus Browne in 2016. Also, Browne is the current interim light heavyweight champion. As for Hot Rod he went on to win his next three bouts that followed. As a matter of fact, many observers and Kalajdzic himself believe it was not a loss at all.
Matchup to Watch
In this situation Beterbiev is the trusted Betting Odds for Boxing choice with the public. Supplementing that status is his dominant record and recent deal with Top Rank. Correspondingly this is seen as his fight to loses. Kalajdzic is outclassed in this matchup and the board price reflects that.
Beterbiev vs. Kalajdzic Betting Odds Picks
In view of all factors Beterbiev should retain his championship belt!
Boxing Betting Online Pick: Artur Beterbiev
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