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Eubank vs Abraham odds: Is King Arthur still dangerous?

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IBO Super Middleweight Champion Chris Eubank Jr. of England will look to successfully defend his title against former three-time, two-division world champ Arthur Abraham of Armenia.

Eubank vs Abraham will take place at the SSE Wembley Arena in London, England this Saturday, July 15th.

So, who do you like?

Eubank is 27 and boasts a record of 24-1, 19 KO but has yet to defeat a name opponent while Abraham (46-5, 30 KO) is 10 years Eubank's senior and is thoroughly battle-tested having won some big fights over the years.

Eubank vs Abraham odds
Arthur Abraham +525
Chris Eubank Jr. -700

For Eubank supporters to win $100, they must wager $700. And for King Arthur backers, a $100 wager would yield $525.

Has Abraham gone that far downhill? Sure, he lost his WBO super middleweight strap to Gilberto Ramirez last year via a wide decision but had successfully defended it five times prior.

Even if Abraham has seen better days, he's probably better than anyone Eubank has faced.

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Eubank vs Abraham
Date: July 15, 2017
Broadcast: PPV in U.S.; ITV in UK; Super Channel IN Canada

Division: Spr Middleweight
Title: (Minor)
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Nevertheless, it's obvious oddsmakers don't think Abraham is still dangerous.

Previously known for his aggression, stellar chin and good (but not mind-blowing) power in both hands, Abraham has a recorded a mere two knockouts since 2012. That stated, come Saturday he will have a huge advantage in experience and level of opposition. Keep in mind, he's faced Raul Marquez, Andre Direll, Carl Froch, Martin Murray, Jermain Taylor, Robert Stieglitz and Andre Ward, and a few others who were more accomplished than Eubank is today.

Youth might prevail Saturday but look for Abraham to make it close.

 
 
Lee Cleveland

Lee is Managing Editor of FightSaga.com, a student of the Sweet Science and longtime boxing fan.


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