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Terence Crawford vs Egidijus Kavaliauskas Odds & Picks

Dylan Bowker

by Dylan Bowker in Boxing

Updated Apr 8, 2020 · 6:49 AM PDT

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Pound for pound sensation Terence Crawford returns to the ring for a WBO welterweight title fight against Egidjijus Kavaliauskas.
  • Crawford vs Kavaliauskas goes Saturday, December 14th, at 9:00 PM ET
  • Crawford is a prohibitively short favorite to successfully defend his welterweight title belt
  • Can Kavaliauskas shake-up the pound-for-pound rankings in modern Boxing?

Terence Crawford vs Egidijus Kavaliauskas goes down at Madison Square Garden in New York City this Saturday (Dec. 14th). The WBO welterweight title is the coveted prize on the line.

Kavaliauskas looks to become the first Lithuanian-born Boxer to capture a world championship belt. Standing in his way is Crawford, a man that many have ranked as the current top-ranked pound-for-pound pugilist. The odds reflect Crawford’s status

Crawford vs Kavaliauskas Odds

Fighter Odds
Terence Crawford -2250
Egidijus Kavaliauskas +950

Odds taken Dec. 10.

Kavaliauskas has had a relatively inauspicious 2019. His lone fight of the year was a draw against Ray Robinson at the infamous 2300 Arena (formerly the ECW arena) in Philadelphia. Still though, he is a two-time Olympian and is unbeaten across 22 pro boxing bouts.

His unbeaten status won’t trouble Crawford, who has fought four unbeaten foes in his last five, handing all of them their first defeats as professionals. Crawford returns to MSG having defeated Amir Khan in April of this year at the World’s Most Famous Arena.

The welterweight warrior must now face the mandatory challenger to his crown. I see this being a fight Crawford wins with style points, one for the highlight reel.

Crawford Stays Unbeaten

Crawford is at a point in his career where he is looking for big money fights at 147 pounds. The confluence of in-ring aptitude and a galvanized championship mindset put Crawford in a position to secure big fights should he win here. Top Rank figurehead Bob Arum is looking to get Crawford in a ring opposite Errol Spence Jr and Shawn Porter in 2020.

Terence Crawford’s pound-for-pound ranking is very much crystallized in his accomplishments. Crawford climbed the ranks by capturing lightweight belts then incrementally going up in weight. It was seemingly inevitable that he would compete as a welterweight and what an impression he made his first time out.

It’s difficult to cite an area of Crawford’s game that has holes to be exploited. He has power, hand speed, defensive savvy, adept counterpunching ability, and an irrefutably high fight IQ.

Crawford will also have a three-inch reach advantage and the crafty southpaw will give the orthodox Kavaliauskas fits in the footwork department.

Despite all of this, Crawford is not taking his opponent lightly, despite some pundits and fans seeing a successful title defense as inevitable.

Crawford vs Kavaliauskas Tale of the Tape

35-0 Record 21-0-1
26 Knockouts 17
5’8 Height 5’9
74″ Reach 71″
Yuriorkis Gamboa, Julius Indongo, Jeff Horn Significant Wins Roberto Arriaza, Juan Carlos Abreu, David Avanesyan
southpaw Stance orthodox

Crawford unified all major titles as a super lightweight. He seems to be on a path to doing that at welterweight, too. The championship-level experience will ultimately be a huge difference-maker. This is the first attempt for Kavaliauskas at this level while Crawford has a 13-0 record with ten KOs in world championship prizefights. Of those ten KOs, Crawford has put together a string of six consecutive knockout victories.

The inference I’m making is that Crawford scores a TKO inside of ten rounds.

Pick: Terence Crawford (-2250)

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