Deontay Wilder vs Artur Szpilka Vegas Odds
- Updated: December 22, 2015
Saturday January 16th on Showtime Boxing W.B.C. heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder will defend his title against top-20 contender Artur Szpilka. Deontay Wilder vs Artur Szpilka Vegas Odds have Wilder as a -2000 moneyline favorite with even fight picks on both fighters. Wilder, 35-0, 34 KO’s, had some shaky moments in his first title defense against 6’5″ French contender Johann Duhaupas but earned an 11th round stoppage. In his last bout, Szpilka, 20-1, 15 KO’s, destroyed Cuban prospect Yasmany Consuegra and will be appearing in his first world title bout. Will the hard-hitting Wilder score a highlight reel knockout in this Premier Boxing Champions title bout from the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn? Vegas Sharps handicappers give away their Fight Picks. Deontay Wilder vs Artur Szpilka Vegas Odds have Wilder -2000 at BOVADA.LV
Artur Szpilka -Boxer: The thick-framed 6’3″ 230 lb. southpaw is a Puncher/Boxer with a short 76″ reach for his size. The Polish fighter is strong, heavy-handed and tricky. Szpilka, 26, is an awkward and shifty target that is tough to get into a rhythm against. The lefty’s best punch is his left-uppercut. The Pole is aggressive but neglects the body too often. Szpilka paws with the jab and is left hand happy. Szpilka has been dropped by journeyman Mike Mollo, making his punch resistance and overall quality questionable. The Pole is susceptible to cuts and has a tendency to lunge, making him vulnerable to rights and uppercuts. Deontay Wilder vs Artur Szpilka Vegas Odds have Szpilka +1100 at BOVADA.LV
Deontay Wilder – Boxer: The towering 6’6″ 1/2″ 230 Lbs. Puncher/Boxer has long arms 83″ and excellent upper-body strength. Wilder, 30, is a fast starter that unloads rockets at the sound of the bell. Wilder has excellent coordination for a man of his height and displays above-average hand-speed. The right-hander has every punch in the book and possess great leverage and power in both hands. On the downside, Wilder can be outboxed and is still a work in progress. Wilder’s intimidating offense has been his best defense but the skyscraper can be hurt. Wilder is susceptible to swells and has defensive lapses. Wilder got a late start in boxing and at times appears to lack confidence in his abilities. Wilder’s stamina is still questionable having been past 4-rounds only twice.
Fight Picks Play: Wilder KO 9