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Sunny Edwards vs Muhammad Waseem Odds, Pick, and Prediction

Dylan Bowker

by Dylan Bowker in Boxing

Mar 16, 2022 · 1:20 PM PDT

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The boxing ring is illuminated prior to the heavyweight unification title fight between IBF, WBO, IBO world champion, Wladimir Klitschko of the Ukraine and WBA world champion David Haye of Britain in the stadium in Hamburg, Germany, Saturday, July 2, 2011. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
  • Sunny Edwards vs Muhammad Waseem goes Saturday, March 19th at 9 AM EST
  • Edwards is the hugely favored fighter in this contest
  • Check out the Edwards vs Waseem odds, analysis, and predictions, below

Sunny Edwards vs Muhammad Waseem emanates from Duty-Free Tennis Stadium in Dubai and broadcasts on Discovery+. The former is a massive favorite over the latter in the Edwards vs Waseem boxing betting odds, priced at -2500.

Let’s analyze the Sunny Edwards vs Muhammad Waseem odds via DraftKings as we provide our best bet for the bout.

Sunny Edwards vs Muhammad Waseem Odds

Fighter Odds
Sunny Edwards -2500
Muhammad Waseem +1000

Odds as of March 16th at DraftKings

This fight is for the IBF world flyweight championship with Edwards and Waseem in the champion and challenger roles respectively.

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Sunny Edwards’ Boxing Odds & Betting Outlook vs Waseem

Edwards looks to make the sophomore defense of his crown here.

He is ranked number three in the world at this weight category, and many see him as having the potential to vault to that number one spot.

An Edwards win here will, in all likelihood, net him a title unification bout against WBC champion Julio Cesar Martinez by all accounts.

A victory here is obviously paramount to preserving that plan for Edwards’ goals to cementing himself as a unified titleholder.

Edwards vs Waseem Recent Fights

Jayson Mama, win via unanimous decision Fight 1 Rober Barrera, win via unanimous decision
Moruti Mthalane, win via unanimous decision Fight 2 Jeny Boy Boca, win via TKO
Thomas Essomba, win via unanimous decision Fight 3 Ganigan Lopez, win via unanimous decision
Marcel Braithwaite, win via unanimous decision Fight 4 Conrado Tanamor, win via KO

Edwards recalls sparring Waseem for a few rounds many years ago.

A time when Edwards said he wasn’t taking boxing too seriously, wasn’t seventy percent of the fighter he is now, and he seemingly has an emboldened sense of confidence from those sessions leading into this one.

Muhammad Waseem’s Boxing Odds and Betting Outlook vs Edwards

Waseem is making his second attempt at capturing a world title. His lone professional defeat came in that UD loss to Mthalane and was for the then-vacant IBF crown.

Vying for this same title at 112 pounds is likely adding a redemptive component to this one for Waseem. Someone who is riding a four-fight winning streak since that prior crack at the belt.

The KO rate of Waseem is far more notable, but the question is can the challenger connect with those types of shots on Edwards?

The defensively savvy and offensively responsible nature of the champion’s style causes those question marks to pop up prominently ahead of this one.

Sunny Edwards vs Muhammad Waseem Tale of the Tape

17-0 Record 12-1
4 Knockouts 8
5’3 Height 5’6
Not available Reach 66.5″
Orthodox Stance Orthodox

Sunny Edwards vs Muhammad Waseem Pick & Prediction

This prizefight is slated to go for twelve rounds and I do see this one encroaching to that final bell.

I think there’s good value in pursuing a prop bet on this fight going the distance in the Edwards vs Waseem odds.

Ultimately, I think Edwards winning via points/ decision also presents strong value as a prop.

Pick: Sunny Edwards (-2500)

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