Alycia Baumgardner will defend all her newly won titles while going for the undisputed crown as she takes on Elhem Mekhaled. The fast-rising star is widely favored on the boxing betting lines as she looks to dominate her challenger, who is filling in for the injured Choi Hyun-Mi. Considering these hefty odds, what is the best way to bet on this seemingly lopsided bout?
Let’s check the latest Boxing news, stats, and Boxing lines for Baumgardner vs Mekhaled. We’ve got plenty of Boxing picks for you to consider.
Baumgardner in Transition
As a champion, we may see Baumgardner begin a shift in her status. No longer is she the “hungry challenger” that goes on a warpath to win the belt. But this isn’t to say that she’ll rest on her laurels. Baumgardner stays motivated and focused so don’t expect a drop in her performance.
SCARY KO by Alycia Baumgardner as huge favourite Terri Harper goes to sleep on her feet. Great stoppage by the ref. Women’s boxing is on 🔥. pic.twitter.com/5T7bqadA4B
— The One-Two (@TheOneTwoBoxing) November 14, 2021
Known for her viral knockouts, Baumgardner showed in the Mikaela Mayer fight that she’s more than just about power punching. She can go toe-to-toe with anyone and outbox them over 10 rounds. That win was telling as it rounded out Baumgardner’s game and opponents now have more than her power to worry about.
Most notably, Baumgardner is just 28. That’s young for women’s boxing and she is not even at her peak. Don’t be surprised if the champ is even better than she was when she fought Mayer. That makes her scary and it’s why bettors have steamed her online gambling lines.
Mekhaled Ready to Put on a Show
There is only one way for Mekhaled to pull off the upset here: go all out. Of course, we don’t need to tell her that. The French challenger knows this may be her once and only shot to become the undisputed champion.
“I’m there! After so many journeys and sacrifices, I will give the fight of my life,” Mekhaled wrote in French on her Instagram post. “This is a magical moment for me and my team. Those who know me know how tough and determined I am! I can’t wait to get in the ring this Saturday.”
We admire her fighting spirit. She will not back down even if she feels the power of Baumgardner’s punches, which is likely something she has not felt before. Mekhaled went a hard 10 rounds with Delfine Persoon so she knows what it’s like to fight the best. But as far as winning, she’ll be tough to bet on online.
Baumgardner vs Mekhaled Head-to-Head
Mekhaled does not have official measurements for this bout. She is three years of Baumgardner’s senior. Both box in the orthodox stance. This will also be Mekhaled’s first bout in the United States and the first time Baumgardner fights in a major title fight on home soil.
Baumgardner vs Mekhaled Fight Information
- Records: Baumgardner (13-1-0, 7 KOs) vs Mekhaled (15-1-0, 3 KOs)
- Location: Hulu Theater at MSG, New York City
- Day/Time: Saturday, Feb. 4, 9:00 p.m. ET
- Baumgardner vs Mekhaled Live stream: Box Live
Baumgardner vs Mekhaled Betting Lines
Baumgardner vs Mekhaled Picks and Prediction
The time to bet Baumgardner and get any “value” out of her line is likely over. Still, putting her in a parlay could be a solid choice. But as far as a straight bet, we like this bout to go over 8½ rounds. While the threat of a Baumgardner KO is real, we’ll give Mekhaled credit as she takes the champ past the eighth round.
Alycia Baumgardner is listed at -1000 in our Vegas boxing lines. This means that if you wager $100 on Baumgardner, you have a chance to win $10. Elhem Mekhaled is +600, offering a chance to win $600 on a $100 wager.
The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives Baumgardner a 90.91% chance to win, with Mekhaled at 14.29%.