W.B.C. light-heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson will make the 4th defense of his title when he takes on Russian contender Dmitry Sukotsky at 10 PM ET on Showtime Boxing. Adonis Stevenson vs Dmitry Sukhotsky Betting Odds have Stevenson as a 20 to 1 favorite with over 70% of expert boxing predictions on Adonis. The little known Sukhotsky, 22-2, 16 KO’s, has only fought in Russia but was defeated by American contender Cornelius White in 2012. Stevenson, 24-1, 20 KO’s, had his “Superman” cape removed in his last bout against Polish contender Andrzej Fonfara who dropped him on his backside. Stevenson earned the unanimous decision but questions about Adonis’s punch resistance remain. Can the unknown Russian spoil Stevenson’s plans for big paydays? Our handicappers give away their expert boxing predictions for the Showtime Boxing main event. Adonis Stevenson vs Dmitry Sukhotsky Betting Odds have Sukotsky as a +1500 underdog to beat Stevenson (Bet $100 to win $1500) at BOVADA.LV
Boxing Prediction Analysis: ESPN2 News Boxing’s 19th ranked pound-4-pound Stevenson should dominate the well-managed Sukotsky. Stevenson has huge power in both barrels to go along a nice degree of boxing acumen. The muscle-bound Kronk Gym product Stevenson, 37, fights relaxed with his lead hand held low from a southpaw stance. Adonis uses range and distance well with his long jab setting up an assortment of power shots that he throws in explosive combination. Sukhotsky, 33, is a natural counterpuncher that fights similar to Stevenson. Sukhotsky fights off his back foot, shooting his jab off the hip while looking to counter with his long left hook. Sukotsky has some power in his right-hand but is not nearly the power-hitter that Stevenson is. Sukotsky has proven to be game having never been stopped but he has been on the deck before and has a look of vulnerability. Adonis Stevenson vs Dmitry Sukhotsky Betting Odds Total is at 9.5 Rounds with the Under at -155
ESPN2 News Boxing Bottom Line: Stevenson has some glass in his jaw but the defensive-minded Sukhotsky will not be aggressive enough to take advantage. Sukhotsky was easily outpointed by American “contender” Cornelius White who is a high-level journeyman at best. Class-wise, Stevenson is in a different stratosphere than White and should blow away the Russian within 6 rounds. Sukotsky has balance issues and holes in his defense that will be exposed by the bigger, faster, stronger and smarter “Superman.” Bet Stevenson to KO Sukhotsky Under 9.5 rounds.
ESPN2 News Boxing Predictions Play: Under 9.5 Rounds -155 at BOVADA.LV
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