Frank Sanchez vs Agit Kabayel Betting Odds and Prediction

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Frank Sanchez vs Agit Kabayel Preview May 18th, 2024  

Two unbeaten, hard-hitting heavyweight prospects will be going at it over 12 rounds this Saturday, May 18th as unbeaten Agit Kabayel of Germany will be battling with Cuba’s Frank Sanchez in Saudi Arabia. The bout is on the undercard of the Oleksandr Usyk vs Tyson Fury tilt and can be seen live in most nations on DAZN pay per view while fans in the UK and Ireland can also view it on TNT Sports Box Office and Americans can also see it on ESPN+ PPV. Kabayel last fought in December when he upset Arslanbek Makhmudov via a fourth-round stoppage for the NABF and WBA Inter-Continental Heavyweight Belts. Sanchez also boxed in December when he stopped Junior Fa in the seventh round to defend his WBO NABO, and WBC Continental Americas Heavyweight Titles.

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Sanchez vs Kabayel Betting Odds

Here are the betting odds from online sportsbook (full review here).

  • Agit Kabayel +190
  • Frank Sanchez -240

My Pick

The 31-year-old Sanchez, who fights out of Miami, Florida boasts a perfect record of 24-0 with 17 Ko’s and has boxed 110 rounds since making his pro debut in 2017. He enjoyed a fine amateur career as he won the 2008 Cuban National School Games at 165 lbs and finished third at the Cuban National Championships from 2011 to 2014. He then fought in the World Series of Boxing in 2016. Sanchez stands 6-feet-4-inches tall with a 78-inch wingspan.

He possesses better-than-average power with a current knockout ratio of 70.8 per cent with his last four wins coming by stoppage after the previous three went the distance. His biggest victories so far have been against Fa, Carlos Negron, Christian Hammer, Efe Ajagba, Nagy Aguilera, Brian Howard, Joey Dawejko and Julian Fernandez. Sanchez can explode suddenly with power punches after appearing to lull his opponents to sleep but isn’t the most exciting heavyweight out there.

Kabayel is also 31 years of age but isn’t isn’t very well known outside of Europe. However, he certainly made a name for himself on the world scene with his destruction of Makhmudov last year as he dropped him three times on his way to a TKO. Kabayel makes the ring walk with a perfect mark of 24-0 with 16 Ko’s and has fought 118 rounds since making his pro debut in 2011. He also has pretty good power as his current knockout ratio sits at 66.7 per cent and he’s gone the distance in three of his past six even but has halted his last three opponents.

Kabayel measures 6-feet-3-inches but unfortunately there’s no reach information, so he gives up an inch in height to Sanchez. As far as belts go, Kabayel, who has Turkish roots, has won the vacant European Heavyweight Title twice and the vacant WBC Mediterranean Heavyweight Belt once. His biggest wins have been against Makhmudov, Derek Chisora, Miljan Rovcanin, Andrii Rudenko, Evgenios Lazaridis, Herve Hubeaux, Kevin Johnson and Pavel Sour. This will be Kabayel’s second fight outside of Europe.


Both boxers have heavy hands but Sanchez has a habit of not letting his go enough. On the other hand, Kabayel doesn’t mind throwing a lot of leather and that’s why he upset the hard-hitting Arslanbek Makhmudov in December. This is another interesting matchup and I have a feeling that whoever takes the initiative here will enjoy the most success. I believe Kabayel is naturally more aggressive and that he could pull off another upset here as long as he lets his hands fly and doesn’t allow Sanchez to dictate the pace.

Kabayel’s aggressiveness will be the difference.

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