By Grant 'Buddha' Wong
June 16, 2009 - Wladimir Klitschko will face Ruslan Chagaev in a unification fight for the IBO, IBF and WBO Heavyweight Boxing Titles on Saturday June 20, 2009 Gelsenkirchen, Germany, beginning at 5 PM EST and can be seen on live coverage on ESPN Classic and ESPN360.com. Ruslan Chageav is a replacement when Britain David Hyde was injured for his match with Klitschko. Online boxing sportsbooks have released boxing odds that see Wladimir Klitschko as a heavy -800 odds favorite with Chageav at +550 underdog. The Over/Under rounds opended at 9.5 round with early heavy betting action on the Over 9.5 rounds. Dr. Steelhammer will face the White Mike Tyson in an exciting heavyweight unification fight in Germany.
Wladimir Klitschko Boxing Stats
Wins: 52 (KO 46)
Losses: 3 (KO 3)
Ruslan Chagaev Boxing Stats
Wins: 25 (KO 17)
Wladimir Klitschko Vs Ruslan Chagaev Boxing Odds: Fight Lines
Wladimir Klitschko -800
Ruslan Chagaev +550
Online US boxing sportsbooks have Wladimir Klitschko as an overwhelming favourite at -800 odds meaning that for every $800 bet will payout $100. For a tutorial explaining boxing lines at online sportsbooks click Boxing Lines Explained. Ruslan Chagaev is the underdog at +550 odds meaning that for every $100 bet will payout $550 if Ruslan Chagaev pulls off the huge upset.
Wladimir Klitschko Vs Ruslan Chagaev Boxing Odds: Total Rounds
Over 9 1/2 -120
Under 9 1/2 Even
Source: BetUS Sportsbook, June 16, 2009. Boxing odds will adjust in real time and check BetUS for latest Boxing odds.
The total rounds odds for the Wladimir Klitschko Vs Ruslan Chagaev fight are Over 9 1/2 -120 meaning that if you think the fight will go to 10 rounds or more in the 12 round scheduled fight then for every $120 bet will payout $100. Early wiseguy betting action has been on the fight to go over 10 rounds.
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Wladimir Klitschko Vs Ruslan Chagaev Boxing Odds : Bet Pick/Prediction On Total Rounds
Pick/Prediction ***UNDER 9 1/2 Rounds Even***
Klitschoko has a great reach advantage over all his opponets but his jab is superior. Klitschoko is looking for a show for his fans as he is in the peak of his career. A statement win will only jack up the interest in when David Hyde gets healthy for their expected fight. Wladimir "Dr. Steel Hammer" Klitschko will utilize his jab to set up his powerful right cross. Chagaev is no pushover and he is compact and very aggressive which is another reason to expect an Under 9.5 rounds prop bet.