- Anthony Dirrell vs Kyrone Davis goes Saturday, February 27th at 8 PM EST
- Who emerges as the number one WBC super-middleweight contender?
- Check out the fight odds, analysis, and predictions below
Anthony Dirrell and Kyrone Davis go to war within Shrine Exposition Center in Los Angeles, California. Dirrell vs Davis broadcasts on FOX.
This contest has been sanctioned as a WBC super-middleweight world title eliminator and tops the marquee for this PBC Fight Night.
Anthony Dirrell vs Kyrone Davis Odds
Odds taken Feb. 25 at DraftKings.
This is Davis’ big step up from club circuit caliber fights as he takes on an individual in Dirrell who has been around the top of the WBC rankings at 168 pounds for years now.
Anthony Dirrell’s Path Back to a Third WBC Belt
Dirrell is a former two-time WBC super middleweight world titleholder.
The most recent instance of Dirrell capturing that crown came in a somewhat controversial outing against Avni Yildrim.
There was an accidental headbutt in the tenth round which resulted in Dirrell getting the nod via technical split decision in that February 2019 championship meeting.
In Anthony Dirrell’s last outing, he was knocked out by David Benavidez and dropped his WBC belt in that contest as a result.
There were brief talks of him hanging up the gloves after that September 2019 stoppage loss, but there’s at least a bit more in the tank for Dirrell as he readies for Saturday.
Kyrone Davis’ Road To This WBC Title Eliminator
Davis enters this bout with a wealth of amateur experience as he posted up a record of 91-9 before becoming a professional.
The former 2012 Olympic alternate for the USA boxing team has largely been untested as a pro though with his biggest look coming in the form of a WBC continental Americas super-welterweight title bid, which he lost to Patrick Day via unanimous decision.
Two-Time Super Middleweight World Champion @AnthonyDirrell and @KyShutitDown held nothing back during yesterday’s media call leading up to their championship title eliminator NEXT Sat., February 27th live on @FOXTV!
— Premier Boxing Champions (@premierboxing) February 20, 2021
Davis has put together back-to-back wins since that failed title bid in a lighter weight class and seems to be better suited physically for 168 pounds.
In past efforts at 154 and 160, he would seemingly get depleted as those bouts got into deeper waters, but those same issues have not been noticeable at 168.
Dirrell is far more proven as a professional as evidenced by comparing the respective resumes of these warriors.
Davis has been working with top combatants like Gennady Golovkin, Adrien Broner, Demetrius Andrade, and Erickson Lubin. He is working with great talents, but this is by far his biggest in-competition test this weekend.
Dirrell vs Davis Tale of the Tape
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Dirrell has a respectable enough stoppage rate overall as he has scored finishes across 73 percent of his wins. There’s a prop bet on Dirrell winning TKO or KO, which is currently listed at +160.
Despite having two pro losses, Davis has yet to be halted inside the distance. This prizefight is scheduled for twelve rounds, and I ultimately think that this one encroaches towards that final bell.
There are prop bets out there on this contest going over 10.5 rounds at -175 and another prop for Dirrell winning via decision or technical decision at +110.
I think both of those prop bets present good value when Dirrell vs Davis goes down.
Pick: Anthony Dirrell (-360)
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