Boxing Odds Heavily on Dubois’s Side
Don’t blink when Daniel Dubois and Kevin Lerena meet for the WBA (Regular) Heavyweight Championship this Saturday. The boxing odds favor Dubois to make quick work of Lerena though it could also be a massive upset if the South African challenger turns the tables. Either way, the round totals at 4½ rounds identify this as a quick and brutal affair.
Dubois Looking To Impress for a Big Fight
After losing to Joe Joyce in late 2020, the question in everyone’s minds was: how will Dubois overcome the loss? The Briton has bounced back emphatically and has returned to his clinical ways as a knockout artist: three straight KO wins over formidable adversaries.
This is a positive outcome for Dubois who is at his best when he is aggressive. But it’s not the type of aggression seen in power punchers or sluggers. Dubois is still more of a boxer and will methodically break down his opponent. But whether it’s his overhand right or a left hook, he can finish the fight.
Dubois has a significant edge over his opponent here. Whether it’s athletically or by experience, he’s the better boxer hence his long online gambling lines. However, with a potential money fight on the line, Dubois can’t feel too pressured. Stay focused and treat it as any fight and Dubois should deliver in style.
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Will Underrated Lerena Cash as a Big Dog?
As a 7-1 underdog, the bookies may be overlooking Lerena a bit too much. After all, there aren’t too many high-level southpaws in the division right now. Not only will Lerena pose a tough test for Dubois, but he may also just channel Andy Ruiz against Anthony Joshua and pull off this upset.
KevinLerena is a dangerous fighter, you don’t get many attacking southpaw Heavyweight fighters. Obviously I fancy Daniel to win but I can’t go into the details as the fight will be the subject of my DailyMirror column next week plus of course
Fury/Chisora 👍 https://t.co/6NBt9qAhBg
— Barry McGuigan (@ClonesCyclone) November 25, 2022
Lerena is not well-known thanks to being hidden in South Africa. But even if he has an inconspicuous background, he’s fought some tough competition. The “KO Kid” owns wins over Mariusz Wach and Firat Arslan, two of the game’s veterans. He also starched Bogdan Dinu, an old opponent of Dubois.
Being a somewhat mysterious opponent can lead Dubois and his camp to underestimate Lerena. But can this dog turn it into something worth betting online?
Dubois vs Lerena Head-to-Head
Dubois will be the bigger boxer here as he has four inches on Lerena in both his height and reach. The champ is also younger by five years while the challenger has fought in 10 more pro bouts.
Dubois vs Lerena Fight Information
- Fighters: Dubois (18-1-0,17 KOs) vs Lerena (28-1-0, 14 KOs)
- Location: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London, England
- Day/Time: Saturday, Dec. 3, 4 p.m. ET
- Dubois vs Lerena Live Stream: Box Live
Dubois vs Lerena Betting Lines
Dubois vs Lerena Picks & Prediction
We like the totals here. While this fight could end quickly, Lerena’s southpaw style will give Dubois a tougher time finding a bead on him. The challenger will push Dubois past the first five rounds.
Daniel Dubois is listed at -1250 in our Vegas Boxing lines. This means that if you wager $100 on Dubois, you have a chance to win $8. Lerena is +700, offering a chance to win $700 on a $100 wager.
The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives Daniel Dubois a 92.59% chance to win, with Lerena at 12.50%.