One-Sided Betting Action
It isn’t expected to be much of a boxing contest when Denzel Bentley takes on the challenge of fighting -2000 favorite Zhaninek Alimkhanuly in Las Vegas on Saturday.
The Kazakhstan fighter, who is 12-0, has been avoided by most of the top middleweight fighters, but credit goes to Bentley for stepping up to the plate.
Bentley is the despised +850 underdog with the sportsbook to score an upset.
Alimkhanuly Laying Down Gauntlet
Few opponents are ready to take on 29-year-old Alimkhanuly, who defeated Danny Dignum (14-0-1), and he hasn’t been fully tested at the highest level.
Alimkhanuly is the deserving favorite in boxing betting lines because of the victory and we’re not surprised by the short odds against Bentley, who doesn’t match up well.
Eight of his 12 victories have been knockouts, and he hasn’t faced any easy opponents of late, like Rob Brant and Albert Onolunose, who are better than most of Bentley’s recent opponents.
He destroyed Dignum with a massive knockout.
“I already won before the start of the fight,” Alimkhanuly told The Ring. “He had fear and excitement in his eyes. Eyes show your heart condition. If there is fear in your heart, you are nobody in the ring.
“I said it would be easy work and it was an easy fight for me. I proved to everyone that I am a tough and spectacular middleweight boxer. I think this will be ‘Knockout of the Year.’”
Bentley Earns Respect
We have to give Bentley credit for stepping into the ring with Alimkhanuly, but we fear for his 17-1-1 record.
The British fighter owns 14 knockout wins from 19 fights and that can’t be overlooked. However, despite his most recent knockout, his form prior is concerning.
He lost to Felix Cash with a third-round knockout before beating Linus Udofia by a split decision. He should have beaten those fighters with more ease if he’s to have any chance of winning titles on Saturday.
“It will be a good and exciting fight and I think it is a fight I can win,” said Bentley. So why not go out there and enjoy the theatrics of Las Vegas and come back with a world title? So I said yes to the fight straight away, 100%. It is a great opportunity for a world title and what fighter doesn’t want to be in this position?”
Fighting as a +850 boxing betting online underdog gives you freedom, but he has a long night ahead of him.
Alimkhanuly vs Bentley Head-to-Head
It’s the first meeting between Alimkhanuly vs Bentley.
Alimkhanuly vs Bentley Fight Information
- Fight: Alimkhanuly (12-0) vs Bentley (17-1-1)
- Location: Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas, NV
- Day/Time: Saturday, Nov. 12, 11 p.m. ET
- Alimkhanuly vs Bentley Live Stream: Box Live
Alimkhanuly vs Bentley Betting Lines
Alimkhanuly vs Bentley Picks & Prediction
Taking -2000 for Alimkhanuly is the easy selection and he could boost boxing parlays. However, we’re also including the champion to win by knockout at -600, which is a solid option.
Zhanibek Alimkhanuly is listed at -2000 in our Vegas lines. This means that if you wager $100 on Alimkhanuly, you have a chance to win $5. Denzel Bentley is +850, offering a chance to win $850 on a $100 wager.
The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives Alimkhanuly a 95.24% chance to win, with Bentley at 10.53%.