Heavyweight Bout One-Sided
Saturday night’s fight between Efe Ajagba and Jozsef Darmos is set for eight rounds in the heavyweight division, but we have a sneaky feeling it won’t go the distance.
Boxing betting odds markets have Ajagba at -10000 to win and improve his record to 16-1, following his first career defeat.
There is a sizable class differential and that always makes for interesting viewing. Let’s get to it and bet on boxing odds tonight!
Ajagba is a Nigerian powerhouse, and despite coming off a loss, he has every chance to bounce back as the massive betting online favorite.
The 28-year-old showed excellent power in his wins over Brian Howard and Razvan Cojanu. He came up against Frank Sanchez for the WBC Continental Americas title last year, which was just too much for him.
He was soundly beaten on points but Sanchez is top quality and we expect Ajagba to bounce back in fine style.
Ajagba is 15-1 with 12 wins via knockout. He likes to get his opponents out of the ring quickly, and as a -10000 favorite, that’s expected.
Prior to his loss, he talked a big game and we love the confidence.
“Tyson Fury can hit but doesn’t come close to my power. I punch harder than Tyson Fury,” Ajagba told PunchNG.com.
“The punches that he threw (during sparring), I could take them. (But) he’s been in the game for years before he became world champion. He’s fought the top guys.
“I can tell you that I’ve learned a lot from the champion; he’s very awkward, he’s a big guy, he has a long reach. I have a long reach too and I’m a heavy puncher, but he has a lot of experience so I learned so much from him in camp.”
Sparring with Fury is an experience that can’t be overlooked. Ajagba’s problem was not being able to close the gap against Sanchez, so he’s still learning the game.
Darmos in Trouble
We don’t often fear for fighters in a professional arena, but Darmos will do well to avoid getting knocked out.
The massive +2000 sportsbook underdog is likely nearing the end of his career as a 37-year-old, and getting caught with a right hook from Ajagba could seal the deal.
The Hungarian has never had a two-star fight in his career, let alone fighting someone who has fought for big titles. He lost to Alfonso Lopez last year with a sixth-round TKO, so it’s not a good sign.
His most recent win was a majority decision victory over a 2-1 fighter in Budapest. We believe he understands his role and how difficult the situation is, but credit to him for giving it a go.
Upsets happen in boxing, but they rarely come when the odds are at polar opposites of the market. Darmos winning would create headlines in the boxing world.
Ajagba vs Darmos Head-to-Head
It’s the first meeting between Ajagba and Darmos.
Ajagba vs Darmos Fight Information
- Game: Ajagba (15-1) vs Darmos (14-4-3)
- Location: Hard Rock Hotel, Tulsa, Okla.
- Day/Time: Saturday, Aug. 27, 8:30 p.m. ET
- Ajagba vs Darmos Live Stream: Box Live
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Ajagba vs Darmos Betting Lines
Ajagba vs Darmos Prediction
Let’s not beat around the bush: Ajagba is winning this fight and we couldn’t be more confident.
The Nigerian has a significant power advantage and Darmos might be looking for a rock to crawl under.
Boxing odds tell the story but there’s better value with the -2000 for Ajagba to win via KO, TKO, or DQ. It’s still a short quote but includes it in boxing parlays.