Big Boxing Acca: 17/1, featuring Dmitry Bivol, Chantelle Cameron and Galal Yafai
The light-heavyweight king returns to the ring this weekend in Abu Dhabi, defending his 175-strap against a dangerous unbeaten opponent in Gilberto Ramirez.
Between the champion Dmitry Bivol and Gilberto Ramirez, the pair have 64 wins between them and are yet to taste defeat.
Headlining DAZN’s Champion Series card, Bivol-Ramirez is one of the stand-out fights at the back end of 2022 and is expected to be one of the toughest career challenges for both men.
As well as the main event, Chantelle Cameron and Jessica McCaskill go at it for the undisputed super-lightweight titles and Britain’s gold medalist from Tokyo 2020, Galal Yafai, embarks on his third fight.
Check out the legs to our 17/1 Big Boxing Acca below:
Dmitry Bivol to beat Gilberto Ramirez by Decision / Technical Decision
Dmitry Bivol secured his standing as the best light-heavyweight on the planet after bullying Canelo Alvarez over 12 rounds back in May.
Bivol was the underdog that night against the Mexican great but was able to implement a stiff jab from distance all evening and avoid anything that the multi-weight world champion threw back in riposte.
Gilberto Ramirez is next up for the Russian and he brings an impressive record to the table.
44-0 may look an astonishing C.V on paper, but the Mexican hasn’t mixed it with the best yet.
The southpaw’s best wins have come against Jesse Hart and Sullivan Barrera; Bivol is at least three rungs higher than these two on the 175-pound ladder.
Bivol isn’t a huge one-punch knockout artist like his light-heavyweight rival Artur Beterbiev, but has the ring craft to look any opponent look silly.
A wide win on the cards looks a pretty safe bet here for Bivol.
Chantelle Cameron to beat Jessica McCaskill
All the super-lightweight marbles are on the line in this bout as the women continue to provide the leading light in the sport when it comes to the best fighting the best.
Jessica McCaskill – the 12-2 queen at welterweight – is moving down to meet Cameron in what is being dubbed as the “Clash of Queens” between two divisions.
Cameron is unbeaten over 16 bouts since turning pro in 2017 and has fast-become one of the biggest names in the women’s code by becoming the No. 1 in the super-lightweight division.
McCaskill has gone 7-0 since a loss to Katie Taylor in 2017 including two historic wins over Cecilia Braekhus, but Cameron is a big step up in a division that isn’t her own.
McCaskill isn’t a massive puncher and will have drained strength in moving down a weight class – this should open the door for Cameron to do what she does best and dominate over the 10-round distance.
Cameron is a classy operator and if she can weather the storm of the American’s aggression should box to a decision.
Galal Yafai to beat Gohan Rodriguez Garcia in Rounds 9-10
OK. In boxing we know to never underestimate a Mexican.
On so many occasions, Mexicans have proved nightmare away fighters, upsetting the odds and leaving prospects dreams in shatters.
We’re not expecting that this weekend from Gohan Rodriguez Garcia, but we reckon he’s going to prove a tough obstacle for Galal Yafai.
Yafai is being moved fast as a pro after turning over following success at the 2020 (2021) Olympics.
The 29-year-old is only 2-0 with two KOs, both coming in 10-rounders when a majority of fighters would be eased into 4-rounders.
We’re backing Yafai to get his third stoppage but late in the contest against a typically tough Mexican.
* Betting odds correct at the time of publication. All odds are subject to changes.