Two of the best heavyweight’s in the world enter the ring on Saturday when Alexander Povetkin clashes with Dillian Whyte in a rematch of a 2020 fight. Povetkin versus Whyte should be an excellent bout. We provide analysis and free picks for the top boxing event on March 27 as well as other great fights on the same day, along with their Boxing odds.
Boxing Lines: Povetkin Takes on Whyte in Heavyweight Title Clash
Top Weekend Boxing Events
- When: Saturday, March 27
Saturday, March 27th Boxing Fights
- Kane Baker +195 / Youseff Khoumari -250
Kane Baker is a decent boxer, but he’s up against it versus Youseff Khoumari. Like so many British fighters, Baker doesn’t use his hips and core to throw punches. How else do we explain Kane scoring 0 knockouts in 14 victories? Khoumari is 11-0-1 and has knocked out 4 opponents. If Youseff doesn’t end Baker’s night early, the chalk should score a decision win.
Boxing Pick: Youseff Khoumari
- Eric Molina +800 / Fabio Wardley -1800
6’ 5” Fabio Wardley has won 9 of his bouts via KO or TKO. Wardley should have no issue beating Molina. This fight doesn’t figure to go more than 5 rounds. So if or when MyBookie lists round betting options, consider playing at least one-round. Molina’s night could end anywhere from the second to fifth rounds. It’s difficult to see Molina lasting beyond the fifth.
Boxing Pick: Fabio Wardley
- Ted Cheeseman +145 / James Metcalf -170
Based on the odds, Cheeseman versus Metcalf should be a fantastic boxing match. The chalk, Metcalf, has 13 knockout victories from 21 wins. Metcalf is a very capable fighter. But Cheeseman has length. The underdog used his length in his last bout, a unanimous decision victory over Sam Eggington. If Cheeseman keeps Metcalf at the end of his jab, he can pull off the upset victory.
Boxing Pick: Ted Cheeseman
- Chris Kongo -245 / Michael Mckinson +195
Michael Mckinson is undefeated with a 19-0 record. Mckinson has won just 2 fights via technical knockout or knockout, though. That puts the underdog in a tough spot. Chris Kongo is taller, 6-feet to 5-feet and 9-inches. Also, Kongo has won 7-of-12 via KO or TKO. The chalk figures to use his physical advantages to take this bout.
Boxing Pick: Chris Kongo
Alexander Povetkin (+270) Vs Dillian Whyte (-340) – Top Boxing Fight for the Weekend
At 36-2-1, Alexander Povetkin is one of the more feared heavyweight boxers in the world. 25 of Povetkin’s 36 wins have come via knockout or technical knockout. Alexander hasn’t often fought in the past few years. Anthony Joshua beat Povetkin via seventh round TKO in a 2018 bout. Since then, Povetkin has won a bout and drew with Michael Hunter in a fight.
The victory was against Dillian Whyte via fifth round KO last August. Although Povetkin won the fight, Whyte appeared to be in control. He landed some wood on Alexander’s body and head. Whyte dropped Povetkin twice in the fourth.
The oddsmakers and most boxing handicappers believe Dillian wins the rematch. It’s tough to go against those picking against Povetkin. Whyte had the fight under control before a flash uppercut knocked Whyte out cold.
Then again, boxers can struggle in rematches knowing their opponent knocked them out with a single punch in the first fight. If Whyte goes into the rematch too cautious, a possibility, Povetkin could be the one that presses the pace. The overlay odds on Povetkin attracts.
Boxing Pick: Alexander Povetkin