Mairis Briedis vs Noel Gevor Preview Nov. 10th
Former WBC and IBO Cruiserweight Champion Mairis Briedis of Latvia will be taking on Noel Gevor, also known as Noel Mikaelian of Armenia in the World Boxing Super Series at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago, Illinois this Saturday, November 10th. The 12-round bout can be seen in most regions live on DAZN. Briedis last fought in July when he he beat Brandon Deslaurier by a 10-round unanimous decision. Gevor’s last contest was a 10-round unanimous decision victory over Isiah Thomas back in September of last year.
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Briedis vs Gevor Betting Odds
- Noel Gevor +1275
- Mairis Briedis -2425
The 33-year-old Briedis is a heavy hitter with plenty of skills and Gevor will be better off to try and box him in the early going rather than slug it out. The former WBC Champ has a fine record of 24-1 along with 18 Kos and has stopped seven of his last 11 opponents, but has gone the distance in his last two outings. His biggest wins have been decisions against Marco Huck and Mike Perez as well as Olanrewaju Durodola by ninth-round stoppage in 2016 and a fifth-round stoppage of heavyweight Manuel Charr back in 2015.
The only loss on Briedis’ record came way of a unanimous decision at the hands Oleksandr Usyk January of this year. Usyk, the current undisputed Cruiserweight Champion was the WBO boss at the time. Briedis had won the vacant WBC crown and the IBO Title a year earlier when he beat Huck by unanimous decision. However, he gave up the IBO strap as he refused to pay the sanctioning fees. He then defended his WBC belt against Perez. Briedis turned pro in 2009 and has now fought 125 rounds since then.
Briedis, who enjoyed a fine amateur career and also fought as a kick boxer over 70 times, stands 6-feet-1-inch tall with a 75-inch reach. As his record shows, he’s got quite a bit of power with a current knockout ratio of 72 per cent and he also possesses good boxing skills. Other than meeting a few recognizable names though such as Usyk, Perez and Huck, Briedis may lack a little experience in fighting against a steady stream top-ranked opponents up to now. He’s not the quickest cruiserweight out there and can be a bit of a dull and predictable if he can’t stop his opponent.
Gevor, who fights out of Germany, just turned 28 years old and he enters the fight with a mark of 23-1 along with 10 Kos. He’s been a pro since 2011 and has 158 rounds of experience to his name since then. He stands just over 6-feet-2-inches tall with a 75-inch reach so has an inch in height over Briedis. He’s not the heaviest hitter in the cruiserweight division with a current knockout ratio of 42 per cent. He’s been the distance in his last seven outings and last stopped an opponent in April of 2015.
Gevor’s lone loss as a pro came against Krzysztof Wlodarczyk via a 12-round split decision in May of last year. His biggest victories have come over boxers such as Thomas, Stephen Simmons, Valery Brudov, Mohamed Azzaoui, Ismail Abdoul, Tamas Lodi and Tamas Polster. As we can see, Gevor hasn’t exactly been taken on the cream of the crop in the cruiserweight division. He’s a solid enough boxer though and should be able to put up a competitive fight against Briedis.
I think Briedis’ experience and power will be enough for him to get past Gevor and advance to the next round of the World Boxing Super Series.
I’ll go with Briedis due to his experience and power.
Play: Briedis -2425 @ BetOnline.ag
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