Arslanbek Makhmudov vs. Raphael Akpejiori Betting Odds and Predictions

As the boxing world prepares for another exciting card, the focus is on two heavyweight titans, Arslanbek Makhmudov and Raphael Akpejiori. The fight, scheduled for next July 1, 2023, promises to be a clash of titans, a spectacle of power, agility, and tactical brilliance.

As we approach next Saturday, the anticipation and excitement continue to grow. The Makhmudov-Akpejiori bout is not just a fight; it is a spectacle that promises to offer a thrilling display of boxing prowess. Moreover, we can say that it is a clash of styles, a contest of wills, and a testament to the sport of boxing.

The bout between them is more than just a battle of strength; it is a chess match of tactical boxing. Makhmudov’s aggressive style will be pitted against Akpejiori’s strategic approach. Both fighters have proven their knockout ability, but their ability to adapt and endure will be the key to victory in this bout.


Saturday, July 1 at 06:10 PM ET at the Huntington Center in Toledo, United States

Ring walks time:

(Estimated) 10:00 PM ET

Moneyline odds:

Arslanbek Makhmudov -1111

Raphael Akpejiori +510

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Why Bet on Arslanbek Makhmudov?

Arslanbek Makhmudov, the powerful Russian giant, has carved out a path of destruction in the heavyweight division. Also known for his ferocious punching and aggressive style, he has been a nightmare for his opponents; as of his 16 professional victories, he has racked up 15 by knockout.

With an impressive record, the “Lion” has proven his ability to end fights early, thanks to his devastating knockout power. However, his upcoming bout against Akpejiori will test his boxing skills and stamina as he faces an equally formidable and powerful opponent.

Something to take into account is that his last fight was on December 16, 2022, against Michael Wallisch, where he won by technical knockout.

Why Bet on Raphael Akpejiori?

On the other side of the ring, we have Raphael Akpejiori, a 32-year-old Nigerian-born boxer who has taken the boxing world by storm with impressive performances.

Akpejiori, who stands at 2.03 meters, possesses a great reach advantage and brings a unique blend of power and finesse. In addition, his boxing prowess and his strategic approach to the game have allowed him to outsmart and outlast many of his opponents. On the other hand, it is also worth mentioning that he has a record of 15-0-0, where 14 of those victories are by way of KO.

His last fight was last January 21, 2023, against Dell Long, where he took a formidable victory through KO.

Final Betting Analysis: Arslanbek Makhmudov vs. Raphael Akpejiori

Makhmudov will have to close the distance quickly and unleash his power punches to counter Akpejiori’s reach advantage. On the other hand, the latter will have to use his jab effectively to keep the first at bay and exploit the gaps for his power punches.

At, we can see that there is a Moneyline that favors Arslanbek Makhmudov at -1111, while Raphael Akpejiori starts at +510.

In terms of experience, Makhmudov has a slight advantage. However, Akpejiori’s rapid rise and athletic background (he was a former basketball player) make him a dangerous opponent.

That said, our betting pick for this fight is a win for Arslanbek Makhmudov.

Look for a straight win on the Moneyline, Arslanbek Makhmudov. For example, if you put $100 on Moloney at -1111, you’ll see a $9.00 win with a total payout of $109.00.

Arslanbek Makhmudov vs. Raphael Akpejiori Betting Pick: Arslanbek Makhmudov

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