Denys Berinchyk vs Anthony Yigit Preview August 26th, 2023
Anthony Yigit of Sweden meets unbeaten Denys Berinchyk of Ukraine in a 12-round lightweight tilt from Wroclaw, Poland this Saturday, August 26th on the undercard of the Oleksandr vs Daniel Dubois heavyweight title tilt. It can be seen live in America on ESPN+ and in the UK and Ireland on TNT Sports Box Office. Yigit last boxed in May when he beat Jacob Quinn via a four-round unanimous decision. He also boxed a month earlier when he was stopped in the ninth round by Keyshawn Davis in a shot at the WBO Inter-Continental and the vacant WBC USA Lightweight Titles. Berinchyk last saw action in December when he beat Yvan Mendy via a 12-round unanimous decision to retain the WBO International Lightweight Belt and win the European strap.
Berinchyk vs Yigit Betting Odds
- Anthony Yigit +800
- Denys Berinchyk -1500
Yigit is a 31-year-old southpaw who climbs through the ring ropes with a mark of 27-3-1 with 10 Ko’s. He turned pro back in 2013 after a good amateur career which saw him compete at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, England and has 201 rounds of experience under his belt. He stands 5-feet-8-inches tall with a 66-inch reach and possesses below-average power with a current knockout ratio of 32.3 per cent.
Yigit fought for the vacant IBF Super Lightweight Title in 2018 but was stopped after seven rounds by Ivan Baranchyk in the World Boxing Super Series. His second loss came at the hands of Rolando Romero in a shot at the interim WBA Lightweight Title in 2021 when he was stopped in the seventh round again. He actually lost his chance at winning the crown before the fight though when he weighed in 5.2 lbs over the limit.
His latest defeat came at the hands of Keyshawn Davis in April when he was stopped in the ninth round. Yigit’s lone draw was a six-round affair in 2013 with Tony Pace. His biggest wins have been over DeMarcus Corley, Lenny Daws for the vacant European Super Lightweight Title in 2017, Armando Robles, Sandor Martin and Joe Hughes. While Yigit lacks power, two of his last three wins have come by the way of stoppage.
The 35-year-old Berinchyk climbs into the ring with a perfect mark of 17-0 with 9 Ko’s and has boxed 130 rounds since making his pro debut back in 2015. He measures 5-feet-7-inches tall and unfortunately has an unlisted reach, so gives up an inch in height to Yigit. As far as power goes, he’s not considered to be a heavy hitter either really as his current knockout ratio stands at 53 per cent and has gone the distance in five of his last seven outings.
He enjoyed an extensive amateur career and fought in the World Series of Boxing. He also represented his homeland at the 2012 Olympics and the 2011 World Championships and won a silver medal at each competition as a light-welterweight. Berinchyk also has experience in professional bare knuckle boxing. Berinchyk and Yigit actually faced each other at the 2012 Olympics with Bernichyk winning on points and then beating Jeff Horn in his next contest.
Berinchyk earned a PhD in physical education and sport from the National University of Ukraine and captured a gold medal at the 2010 World University Boxing Championships and a bronze at the 2013 World University Games. As a pro he’s also won the vacant WBO Oriental Lightweight Title and has defended the WBO International Belt eight times. His biggest wins have been against Yvan Mendy, Isa Chaniev, Jose Sanchez, Nihito Arakawa, Ismael Garcia and Lorenzo Parra.
These two know each other after Berinchyk beat Yigit at the 2012 Olympics, but neither one is really known that well outside of Europe. They both possess good skills with Berinchyk owning more power, having a better chin and being the slicker of the two. It’s an interesting matchup and Yigit can be a handful when at his best. However, I’m expecting Berinchyk to earn another win and remain undefeated come Saturday night.
Berinchyk has the edge in power and overall boxing skills.
Play Berinchyk -1500 @ BetOnline.ag
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