Magomed Kurbanov vs Israil Madrimov Betting Odds and Prediction

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Magomed Kurbanov vs Israil Madrimov Preview March 8th, 2024

Unbeaten Magomed Kurbanov of Russia will be taking on undefeated Israil Madrimov of Uzbekistan this Friday, March 8th for the vacant WBA Super Welterweight Title. The 12-rounder from Saudi Arabia is on the undercard of the Anthony Joshua vs Francis Ngannou tilt and can be seen live in most nations on pay-per-view including DAZN and Sky Sports Box Office in the UK. Kurbanov last fought in May when he beat Michael Soro by a 12-round split decision while Madrimov last boxed in April when he got a 10-round unanimous decision nod over Raphael Igbokwe.

Kurbanov vs Madrimov Betting Odds

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

  • Magomed Kurbanov +425
  • Israil Madrimov -650
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My Pick

The 28-year-old Kurbanov has boxed 177 rounds since making his pro debut in 2015 following a pretty good amateur career. He carries around a perfect record of 25-0 with 13 Kos which gives him a current knockout ratio of 52 per cent. He’s gone the distance in his last four fights with his last stoppage coming in November, 2020 when he halted Dmitry Mikhaylenko in the second round. Kurbanov stands just over 5-feet-9-inches tall with an unlisted reach.

This will be Kurbanov’s first fight outside of Russia and along the way he’s won the WBC Asian Boxing Council Silver Super Welterweight Title as well as the WBO Youth, WBO Inter-Continental, and WBO International Super Welterweight belts. His biggest win was a 12-round unanimous decision over former WBO Super Welterweight Champion Liam Smith in 2021 and he’s also beaten Patrick Teixeira, Michael soro, Johan Gonzalez, Diego Chaves, Akinori Watanabe and Stepan Horvath.

Madrimov is a 29-year-old who boxes out of Indio, California and makes the ring walk with a near-perfect mark of 9-0-1 with 6 Ko’s. He has a bit more power then Kurbanov as his current knockout ratio stands at 66.7 per cent but three of his last four fights have gone the distance and the other was a three-round technical draw with Michael Soro in July, 2022 when Soro’s eye was cut badly from an accidental clash of heads.

Madrimov made his pro debut in 2018 and has 69 rounds under his belt. He won the vacant WBA Inter-Continental Super Welterweight Title in his second pro outing with a second-round stoppage of Frank Rojas and has also beaten Vladimir Hernandez,Norberto Gonzalez, Alejandro Barrera, Charlie Navarro, Eric Walker, Emmany Kalombo and Michael Soro. At just over 5-feet-8-inches tall with a 68.5-inch reach, Madrimov gives up an inch in height to Kurbanov.

He enjoyed a fine amateur career and captured a silver medal in the welterweight division at the 2014 Asian Games and a gold medal as a middleweight at the 2018 Asian Games. He also took gold at the 2017 Asian Championships and silver at the 2011 Junior World Championships and 2013 Asian Youth Championships. He won the 2013 and 2016 Uzbekistan National Championships and took silver in 2014 and also competed in the World Series of Boxing as an amateur.


This is a close matchup but Madrimov has more power and a thorough amateur career. Kurbanov certainly has a shot here though but it’s his first fight outside of the friendly confines of his Russian homeland. This may be a closer fight than the odds suggest, but I think Madrimov will do just enough to come out with the belt when all is said and done.

A close call with Madrimov having a little more power.

Play: Madrimov -650 @

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