And here we go, taking a trip to Verona, New York, to take a seat at the Turning Stone Resort in Casino to witness a fight event that had some last-minute changes on the fight card.
The main event for this fight was supposed to be Efe Ajagba vs. Oscar Rivas, but due to an eye injury, Rivas had to pull out of the bout, and Stephan Shaw decided to step things up a notch and jump from his scheduled bout with Guido Vianello right into the main event.
This ten-round main event brings the Nigerian talent against an undefeated American fighter who is ready to throw down.
This fight is a fitting replacement for the previously expected match, and it should end the event on a high note.
Saturday, January 14th at 10:00 pm ET at the Turning Stone Resort in Casino, Verona, New York
5 a.m. GMT / 12 a.m. ET
Efe Ajagba -120
Stephan Shaw -110
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Why Bet on Efe Ajagba
Ajagba is coming into this fight with a record of 16-1 (13 KOs).
Ajagba has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, and going the distance once.
His last fight was a clash with Jozsef Darmos, which he won via 2nd round TKO.
Why Bet on Stephan Shaw
Shaw comes in with an undefeated record of 18-0 (13 KOs).
His last fight was a little less than two months ago against Rydell Booker, which he won via 8 round unanimous decision.
Though much less proven than Rivas, Shaw (18-0, 13 KO) is a solid operator in his own right and should make this an interesting fight.
Final Betting Analysis – Efe Ajagba vs. Stephan Shaw
Ajagba had been scheduled to face Oscar Rivas, but the latter pulled out with an eye injury.
Shaw, who was scheduled to fight on the undercard, agreed to step up to face the hulking young contender on two weeks’ notice.
Shaw has been busy, fighting three times last year.
However, he has taken part in only one scheduled 10-rounder and that was more than three years ago.
This fight will be an interesting one for sure, but our pick is placed on Shaw, who has been more active and should be able to put Ajagba in a pickle if given the slightest chance.
The odds slightly favor Ajagba at -120, but with Shaw boasting -110, there isn’t enough difference to assert a clear dominance. Go for a victory for the underdog, if you bet $100 at -110 you’ll get $90.91 for a total payout of $190.91.
Ajagba vs. Shaw Betting Pick: Stephan Shaw
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