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Ibragimov vs. Holyfield fight: Betting odds and preview

Looking at the betting odds the sportsbooks agree that Holyfield has no chance against Ibragimov, but are they right?

Ibragimov vs. Holyfield fight: Betting odds and preview Millions of boxing fans are anxiously waiting for Saturday and the WBO Heavyweight Title bout between the Russian Sultan Ibragimov and the American Evander Holyfield, who filled in the card after WBA champion Ruslan Chagaev withdrew from the fight. Both big names in boxing but will Holyfield have the agility to win himself a great 45-birthday present or will the age overcome the experience?

 For this major fight we decided to take a look at the betting odds offered by two of the most popular online sportsbooks - Bookmaker and Bodog Sports. And the expert odds makers unanimously agree that Sultan Ibragimov will win the Saturday WBO fight. The Russian is listed as favorite with odds -425 at Bookmaker and and -450 at Bodog Sports. The Alabama-born Holyfield is a big underdog with odds +345 at Bookmaker, but Bodog is being more cautious and has posted odds on Evander Holyfield of +300 to win. Bettors at both bookies are expecting a great and long fight, the number of total rounds for the Ibragimov vs. Holyfield fight is listed at 10.5 rounds with OVER that number paying -125 and UNDER only -105.

 Evander Holyfield has won 4 of his last 4 fights since he returned on the boxing scene more actively in 2006 - two wins by TKO against Jeremy Bates (2006) and Vincent Maddalone (2007) and two bouts by unanimous decision against Fres Oquendo (2006) and Lou Savarese in June of this year. Sultan Ibragimov is sitting on a 21-0-1 record and did two fights this year - unanimous decision against Shannon Briggs in June and a TKO against Javier Mora in March.

 The Ibragimov vs. Holyfield fight will take place at Khodynka Arena in Moscow, Russia on October 13th.

 Published on 10/11/2007

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