Magomed Kurbanov vs Patrick Teixeira Preview Dec. 11th, 2021
Unbeaten WBO International Jr. Middleweight Champion Magomed Kurbanov of Russia will be taking on former WBO Jr. Middleweight boss Patrick Teixeira of Brazil over in Russia this Saturday, December 11th. Kurbanov won the vacant title in May with a unanimous 12-round decision over Liam Smith in Russia while Teixeira hasn’t fought since February of last year when he lost his title to Brian Castano via a 12-round unanimous decision. The southpaw Teixeira won the interim title in November, 2019 when he edged Carlos Adames by close unanimous decision after dropping him in round seven.
Kurbanov vs Teixeira Betting Odds
- Patrick Teixeira +240
- Magomed Kurbanov -300
The 31-year-old Teixeira climbs through the ropes with a fine mark of 31-2 with 22 Kos. He made his pro debut in 2009 and has 151 rounds to his name. He stands just under 6-feet-tall with a 76.5-inch reach and has pretty good power with a current knockout ratio of 66.7 per cent and also owns plenty of skills in the ring.
His first defeat came at the hands of Curtis Stevens in 2016 when he was stopped in the second round and that was basically the first time he took a step up in class opponent-wise. Teixeira won the vacant WBA Fedecentro Middleweight Title in 2012 when he stopped Samir Barbosa in the first round and then added the vacant WBC Youth Inter-Continental Super Welterweight Crown in 2012 when he stopped Omar Ramirez in the eighth round.
Teixeira captured the interim WBO Latino Super Welterweight Title in 2014 when he stopped Ignacio Fraga in 145 seconds and in 2018 he beat Davi Eliasquevici via a 10-round unanimous decision for the vacant WBO Latino Super Welterweight Crown. He’s also beaten the likes of Nathaniel Gallimore, Mario Lozano and Patrick Allotey.
The 26-year-old Kurbanov has boxed 145 rounds since making his pro debut in 2015 following a pretty good amateur career. He carries around a perfect record of 22-0 with 13 Kos which gives him a current knockout ratio of 59.1 per cent. He’s just over 5-feet-9-inches tall with an unlisted reach which sees him give up two inches in height to Teixeira.
Kurbanov has never fought 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. Other than Liam smith though, the only other opponents most fans may have heard of are Diego Chaves, Dmitry Mikhaylenko, Akinori Watanabe and Stepan Horvath.
This is a hard fight to call since Teixeira is a solid, underrated boxer with skills and power but he’s on the road in Russia where many fans felt Kurbanov was handed a gift hometown decision against Liam Smith. Kurbanov will need to work his way inside much the way Brian Castano did when he lifted the title from Teixeira. This is a tossup with a draw also in the mix, but I have a feeling Kurbanov will edge it at home.
A close call with Kurbanov having home ring advantage. .
Play: Kurbanov -300 @ BetOnline.ag
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