Crews-Dezurn Slightly Favored to Retain
We have another undisputed title fight and arguably just as big for women’s boxing as the super middleweight champions put everything on the line. The WBC and WBO champ, Franchon Crews-Dezurn is the slight favorite to beat Elin Cederroos, the WBA and IBF champion per the boxing betting lines.
Let’s check the latest news, stats, injury reports, and Boxing odds for Crews-Dezurn vs Cederroos. We’ve plenty of predictions for you to consider.
Get Ready to Rumble With Crews-Dezurn
Franchon Crews-Dezurn is what we would call an “educated brawler”. The “Heavy Hitting Diva” lives up to her moniker and loves to bully her opponents by constantly attacking them. The only loss in her career came against Claressa Shields, which was her first professional fight back in 2016. She has been unbeatable since.
Don’t be fooled by the two knockouts she has on her record. Boxers like Crews-Dezurn have developed this reputation as power punchers thus most of their opponents become overly cautious in fighting them. This in turn plays to Crews-Dezurn’s advantage as she gets to dictate the fight.
If there is a more technical boxer that can outwork Crews-Dezurn, outside of Shields, we have yet to see it; but with an emphasis on “educated” Crews-Dezurn finds ways to get around other savvy boxers making her tough to against when betting online.
Cederroos May Have the Answers
But when it comes to being a technical and cerebral boxer, Elin Cederroos is it. She is almost the opposite of her opponent as the Swede will not overexert herself. Ironically, she has earned more finishes in her career (four) than Crews-Dezurn and some of these came by exploiting her opponents’ mistakes.
If there is a knock on Cederroos, it’s that she is relatively untested. She has only fought outside of Europe once when she defeated Alicia Napoleon Espinosa to capture the WBA title. Most of the boxers she’s beaten are unknowns and levels below her.
The question becomes how Cederroos will react to the pressure of Crews-Dezurn. If she can work around her jab and keep Crews-Dezurn guessing, she may just edge this one out. Cederroos still hits hard despite being a more technical boxer so there is a good chance she can Crews-Dezurn honest. It’s worth a shot on the online sportsbook as an underdog.
Crews-Dezurn vs Cederroos Head-to-Head
This is the first meeting between Franchon Crews-Dezurn and Elin Cederroos. Crews-Dezurn is two inches shorter but has a longer reach. While Cederroos is unbeaten, Crews-Dezurn has more experience in title fights having fought three to Cederroos’s two.
Crews-Dezurn vs Cederroos Fight Information
- Fight: Crews-Dezurn (c) (7-1-0, 2 KOs) vs Cederroos (8-0-0, 4 KOs)
- Location: Madison Square Garden
- Day/Time: Saturday, April 30, 5:00 p.m. ET
- Live stream: Box Live
Crews-Dezurn vs Cederroos Betting Lines
Crews-Dezurn vs Cederroos Prediction
We spoke of Elin Cederroos keeping Franchon Crews-Dezurn at bay with her jabs and straight punches. While she is agile enough to do this, the reach disparity may play a factor here as Crews-Dezurn will not have to chase Cederroos too hard to catch her.
Crews-Dezurn will also be the faster of the two boxers and she will likely be busier. This one should play out like the main event. Cederroos is landing cleaner punches at a more accurate rate, but Crews-Dezurn’s aggression combined with her output could sway two of the three judges.
You can also add a prop bet on Crews-Dezurn to win by decision at +110 as Cederroos is durable enough to withstand Crews-Dezurn’s big punches.