Anyone looking to place a bet on the bout between Adonis Stevenson and Tommy Karpency on September 11 at the Ricoh Coliseum in Toronto will notice that there’s a huge disparity between the two from a betting perspective. Stevenson, the currently WBC and Ring light heavyweight champion, has a big -5000 line to win this match. Karpency is only at +1400 in the gambling odds to win in this tight match.
What Makes Adonis So Strong?
Adonis Stevenson is the clear favorite in that he is the top-rated light heavyweight fighter in the world according to the Ring, the most noteworthy boxing publication in the world. Stevenson is 26-1 with 21 knockouts to his name.
Stevenson has not lost a bout since 2010. He has defended his WBC and Ring titles five times since 2013. His last bout was in April when he won by a unanimous decision over Sakio Bika.
Much of Stevenson’s career has involved fights within Canada. While he is a native of Haiti, he is based out of Canada and has been a prominent competitor within the country for the last couple of years.
What About the Challenger?
Tommy Karpency is clearly the underdog in this upcoming bout. He is 25-4-1 with fourteen knockouts in his career. He fights with a southpaw stance and has been active in professional boxing for nearly a decade.
Karpency has not fought outside the United States for much of his career. He has competed in two fights outside the United States and lost both of them in unanimous decisions. This upcoming bout will be the first that he has participated in while in Canada, Stevenson’s home country.
The fight between Adonis Stevenson and Tommy Karpency is clearly going to have an extended line with Stevenson being the obvious favorite. Whether or not Karpency will actually put in a good line is unclear. One thing is for certain though in that Karpency could really pay out quite a bit of money to sports gambling fans if he actually pulls off the big upset victory.