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Frank Sanchez Faure vs Jack Mulowayi Odds & Picks

Dylan Bowker

by Dylan Bowker in Boxing

Updated Apr 7, 2020 · 4:04 PM PDT

Frank Sanchez Faure flexing at a weigh in
Frank Sanchez Faure fights Jack Mulowayi as a late replacement on Showtime this Saturday. Photo by @Boxing Scene on Twitter.
  • Faure vs Mulowayi goes Saturday, October 26th, at 9:00 PM ET
  • Faure, a late replacement, enters as a massive favorite
  • Can Mulowayi upset of one of the heavyweight divisions young stars?

Frank Sanchez Faure (13-0) vs Jack Mulowayi (7-1-1) is a crossroads fight for two heavyweights. The 27-year-old Faure, who’s best days still lie ahead, will meet 32-year-old Mulowayi (7-1-1), who didn’t turn pro until the ripe age of 28. The eight-round heavyweight bout takes place at Santander Arena in Reading, Pennsylvania, this Saturday (Oct. 26, 9:00 PM ET).

Faure vs Mulowayi Odds

Fighter Odds
Frank Sanchez Faure -1800
Jack Mulowayi +850

*Odds taken 10/23/19

The is an intriguing matchup on paper. Faure stepped up as a late replacement and has a good platform to validate his place in the heavyweight hierarchy. Faure is in a unique position: he has the youth advantage but also has more pro experience than his opponent. Mulowayi conversely has a .500 record during his 2019 campaign and this will be his first time competing in America.

Mulowayi was initially slated to face Efe Ajagba. A back injury during Ajagba’s last week of camp derailed those plans and created an opening for Faure. In a general sense, it’s quite strange for a late replacement fighter to be a favorite, never mind a favorite of this magnitude.

Faure is a guy with tremendous talent who surrounds himself with the right people. His trainer, Eric Castanos, has trained elite contenders and champions like Yunier Dorticos, Diosbelys Hurtado, and Ramon Garbey. I see Faure not only winning, but winning with style points.

Faure Wins on Short Notice

Mulowayi’s lone career loss came when he took a step up in competition. He lost to fringe contender Herve Hubeaux in a bout for the vacant Belgium heavyweight title. His rebound fight resulted in victory, but Mulowayi beat a guy who has a .500 record and four pro fights total. A snapshot of their last few fights shows a clear indication of Faure facing much more formidable competition than Mulowayi.

Faure has good movement for a heavyweight and many have described his jab as being Larry Holmes-esque. He has all the ingredients to kick off the Showtime-televised broadcast in a big way.

Faure definitely has more momentum heading into this fight. His last bout saw him defeat Victor Bisbal for the WBO NABO championship. The professional successes are evident but Faure also captured the prestigious Cuban National Championships and finished with an amateur record of 214-6.

The pace Faure keeps is pretty remarkable. He had an incredible 10 fights in 2018 and has already recorded three victories in 2019. He is stepping back through the ropes less than two months after his last fight. He’s fighting more and winning more than his opponent, hence the momentum edge.

Mulowayi’s KO rate is sub-50 percent, which is concerning for a heavyweight, and it means he will need to box in a super-intelligent, defensively savvy fashion for all eight rounds.

Faure vs Mulowayi Tale of the Tape

13-0 Record 7-1-1
11 Knockouts 3
6’4 Height 6’5.5
78″ Reach N/A
Victor Bisbal

Jason Bergman

Willie Jake Jr

Significant Wins N/A
orthodox Stance orthodox

Mulowayi finds himself faced with arguably the stiffest possible late-notice opponent he could have gotten. Faure is an unbeaten fighter with an 85-percent knockout rate. Many close to him think he can make history and become the first Cuban heavyweight champion in history. That championship path has Mulowayi as a roadblock but I think Faure bypasses him. I see the younger man scoring a stoppage victory inside of five rounds.

Pick: Faure (-1800)

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