Saudi Arabia is increasingly depicted as a country embracing more moderate Islam and freedoms, but it is also moving to another direction of embracing more world class classic sports. This year it will host the WBSS final. Here are our thoughts on Oleksandr Usyk vs. Murat Gassiev betting odds.
Online betting sites in Saudi Arabia are offering competitive odds on the World Boxing Super Series final that will take place on May 11 in Jeddah, as one of world most anticipated fights in 2018. Russia’s Murat Gassiev, 24, a unified WBA and IBF cruiserweight title holder is meeting with the Ukrainian talent and WBC/WBO champion Oleksandr Usyk, putting all four world titles on the line. According to Bet-at-home Sportsbook –one of best betting sites in Saudi Arabia – Oleksandr Usyk vs. Murat Gassiev betting odds suggest Usyk as the favourite to become a unified champ.
Expectations on four titles winner
The winner will become the first boxer to hold every world title in the cruiserweight division since Evander Holyfield 30 years ago. Both pro-fighters have great achievements, perfectly placing themselves in the WBSS final. Murat Gassiev (26-0, 19 KOs) floored Cuban kayo artist Yunier Dorticos three times in the final round, winning the semi-final and taking the WBA title in the process.
His unbeaten opponent is no less dangerous with 11 KOs out of 14 wins. The Olympic gold medalist Usyk dominated every fight in the WBSS tournament, yet he struggled with Mairis Briedis in the first 6 rounds in the semi-final, and he had similar problems in the 12th, but he was able to advance to the final with majority decision. Does that mean Usyk could face uncertainty against Gassiev?
Usyk vs. Gassiev in style
(source: The Fight City)
In the semis Gassiev has shown the ability to fight from outside by moving around, while landing a limited number of heavy punches that softened his opponent up. On the other hand Usyk was quicker bouncing around the ring, and his ability to move helped him a lot to control his opponents. However some argue that a fighter who punches like Gassiev is the worst thing for a mover like Usyk. What do you think about that?
Oleksandr Usyk vs. Murat Gassiev betting odds
If you’re living in Saudi Arabia you might consider not missing out such big fight and enjoy fireworks in the sacred city of Jeddah. Yet, you may already know that finding best Oleksandr Usyk vs. Murat Gassiev betting odds is not an easy mission, as the government tends to block online betting sites in Saudi Arabia. However if you’re residing outside the kingdom, just feel free to log in at Bet-at-home Sportsbook and pick your winner. The odds are (1.32) for Usyk, and (3.30) for Gassiev. It remains to be seen who will become the undisputed world cruiserweight champion.