May will be very decisive for the boxing world. Canelo Alvarez will face Daniel Jacobs to prove he is the best in middleweight. Deontay Wilder will fight Dominic Breazeale to give a statement to both Joshua and Fury. In addition, Oleksandr Usyk will take on Carlos Takam as a heavyweight test.
Online sportsbook news sites in Ukraine suggest Oleksandr Usyk is ready to move up to the heavyweight division. There is nothing left for him in cruiserweight, after he dominated the division for the last 18 months. However, Usyk’s opponent Carlos Takam is very experienced and tough, with a devastating power punching skills.
The best Oleksandr Usyk vs Carlos Takam betting odds favour Usyk to win the fight, with a value of 1.7. Whereas, Takam will enter the ring as the underdog with 8.00. Obviously if you pick Takam, you might earn a fortune.
The power puncher Takam outweighs Usyk
The former heavyweight world title challenger Carlos Takam has a record of 36-5-1, 28 KOs. The Cameroonian based in France has faced Alexander Povetkin, Joseph Parker, and Dereck Chisora. Yet he lost all these fights. He also challenged Anthony Joshua in October 2017 and got knocked out in the 10th round.
At the age of 38, Takam returned to the ring on December 22 to knock out Senad Gashi in the seventh round. Takam is at about 240-245 pounds and he outweighs Usyk who has been at 200 all his career. Takam is a strong power puncher. So, if Usyk fails to be fast and slick, Takam will have a chance to knock him out with 8.00 odds at Unibet Sportsbook.
Usyk needs to box well on the back foot to frustrate Takam
The Ukrainian cruiserweight Oleksandr Usyk won all the belts, last July at the WBSS. He defended them against Tony Bellew in November, crushing Bellew in the eighth round. At the age of 32, Usyk’s record is 16-0, 12 KOs. Usyk is a southpaw and 2012 Olympic heavyweight gold medalist.
Usyk has vacated one of the cruiserweight belts to move up in weight, hoping to emulate Evander Holyfield. However, Usyk is a smaller guy. So, he will have to use his jab wisely, box well on the back foot, to try frustrate Takam. If Usyk enters the ring with a good plan he can win his debut with 1.07 odds at Unibet Sportsbook.
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