Chris Billam-Smith vs. Mateusz Masternak Preview and Free Pick

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England hosts a big fight again this year. Local Chris Billam-Smith will put on the line his World Boxing Organization (WBO) cruiserweight world title against Poland’s Mateusz Masternak, who faces the first big fight of his long career. 

Billam-Smith is a fighter who has come a long way to get where he is, winning his first orbital title in May of this year, after defeating Lawrence Okolie. But he will not have an easy fight since the Polish fighter, with a long career, is facing his biggest opportunity as an athlete, having never fought for a world-class belt. 

It will be two sides of the coin, a local with a lot of support and accustomed to big nights, while his opponent has more experience in the ring, but with the obligation to win to be relevant at 36 years old. 

In addition to the cruiserweight world title fight, the card will feature Michael McKinson vs. Musah Lawson and Lee Cutler vs. Kingsley Egbunike for the vacant British Super Welterweight belt. 


Sunday, December 10, 2:00 pm ET at the Bournemouth International Centre, Bournemouth, England 

Ring Walks: 

5:15 pm ET 

Moneyline odds: 

Chris Billam-Smith -450 

Mateusz Masternak +750 

Where To Watch: 

Peacock and NBC Sports 

Why bet on Chris Billam-Smith?

At 33 years of age, British Chris Billam-Smith is experiencing the sweetness of success for the first time in his career, as he has held the World Boxing Organization (WBO) cruiserweight title since May of this year. Precisely, his last fight was against his compatriot Lawrence Okolie, when he won by the scorecards. On that occasion, he sent his opponent to the canvas three times. 

Billam-Smith’s only career loss came on November 23, 2019, when he lost to Craig Glover by technical knockout. After that, he had nine wins in a row, all in England. The Brit’s record stands at 18-1, with 12 wins by knockout. Since 2021, he has had seven fights and has won by knockout twice. 

He is currently considered the third-best boxer in the world in his category, while he is the number one in his country. ‘The Gentleman’, as he is nicknamed, has an orthodox fighting style, which relies heavily on his power, and his height is 1.91 meters, the same measurement as his reach. 

Why bet on Mateusz Masternak?

Poland’s Mateusz Masternak is 36 years old and has a career of 52 fights, but only now will he have the opportunity to seek a belt that will make him a world champion. 

The last bout of this fighter was on October 29, 2022, when he beat Jason Whateley by unanimous decision on Polish soil. The boxer thus earned the opportunity to fight for the World Boxing Organization cruiserweight belt but had to wait for Billam-Smith’s challenge to Lawrence Okolie first. 

This will not be Masternak’s first time fighting on British land, as he was in 2015 and lost on points to Tony Bellew for the vacant European title. seventeen years of career are summed up in one night for the Pole, who will be a total visitor, as the fight will be at the British man’s home, Bournemouth. 

His record is 47-5, winning 31 fights by knockout, while only once losing by KO. His height is 1.86 meters, but his reach is 1.93 meters, longer than his opponent. 

Final Betting Analysis – Chris Billam-Smith vs. Mateusz Masternak 

At we find that Chris Billam-Smith is the favorite of the match with a Moneyline of -450, while Mateusz Masternak has +750. 

The World Boxing Organization cruiserweight world title is at stake. Despite the extensive experience of the Polish Masternak, the level of opposition that Chris Billam-Smith has surpassed is much higher, so it won’t be of much worth. We believe a KO in the final rounds of the fight will be the outcome. 

Go for a win in Chirs Billam-Smith’s Moneyline. If you bet $100 at -450, you will gain $22 for a total payout of $122. 

Chris Billam-Smith vs. Mateusz Masternak Betting Pick: Billam-Smith

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