2020 Aug 22

Eleider Alvarez vs. Joe Smith Jr.

12 rounds, WBO light heavyweight eliminator

Eleider Alvarez (25-1) faces tough contender Joe Smith jr (25-3) in a 12 round main event saturday night. Alvarez is coming of a spectacular performance where he basically was winning a shutout against Michael Seals but then landed a monsterous right hand in the 8th round to knock the opponent out cold. Before that fight he had his two fights with kovalev where he won the 1st one by knockout but was outboxed in the rematch and lost back the belt he had just won. One thing is clear about Alvarez, he is a good boxer and his accuracy stays sharp even late in fights. Joe Smith jr has been the underdog for most of his career and he has done the most of it and surprised a lot of people along the way. His right hand packs serious knockout power and opponents have to be very careful and wary about his power. Smith jr has been in with the best in the division so he will not be fazed by facing Eleider Alvarez and he will go in to this thinking he will really win. (sign to view our prediction & pick)

This will be a tough fight for both men but Alvarez is clearly the better more accurate boxer of the two. Where other fighters have failed before against Smith jr, Alvarez wont. Eleider Alvarez is smart enough and experienced enough to not walk in to something big from Smith jr and we see him winning a close but clear decision for a price of +200 (3.00 decimal odds)

The Pick: Eleider Alvarez by Decision
Odds: +200 (3.00 decimal odds)
Units: 10
Start time: 9pm ET / 6pm PT