Boxing is back and Minty Bets sits down with Kevin Iole to get an edge betting Stevenson vs Caraballo.
MINTY BETS: Hey, everyone. We've got a full week of fights. And I've got Kevin Iole here with me previewing a few of them. Kevin, how are you?
KEVIN IOLE: I am doing great, Minty. Good to see you again.
MINTY BETS: Good to see you. First up, we've got boxing back on Tuesday, June 9, here in our very exciting city of Las Vegas, Nevada. The non-title featherweight bout will be Shakur Stevenson, a minus 7,000 favorite right now versus Felix Caraballo, plus 1,650. This will be 10 rounds. What do you think of this fight?
KEVIN IOLE: Well, I think, you know, Top Rank is in a situation where they don't have all the access to all the fighters they want to have. So they can only get fighters who were in the US to fight on this card because of the pandemic. And as a result, the pickings were kind of slim.
So we're going to have Shakur Stevenson in a non-title fight, over the weight fight. They're going to actually fight at 130 pounds. Shakur, as you mentioned, is a featherweight.
But they're going to fight this one at super featherweight just so that it makes it a little bit fairer in the fight. And I expect Shakur Stevenson to put on a show. I mean, he's one of the best young boxers in the world. And I think that that's going to be a big win for him. I think you'll see why people are so high on him.
MINTY BETS: Perfect. All right, and the undercard, Robeisy Ramirez, minus 2,500 versus Yeuri Andujar, plus 1,100 dog. You had an interesting little tidbit about Ramirez and Shakur. Do you want to maybe brush on that a little bit?
KEVIN IOLE: You know, Ramirez, the Cuban fighter, a veteran, a really good fighter. Top Rank signed him. He actually defeated-- I was there in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, for the Olympics. He defeated Shakur Stevenson in the Olympic finals.
MINTY BETS: Oh.
KEVIN IOLE: Shakur was hopeful of getting that gold medal. But he ended up coming up short in the finals against Robeisy Ramirez. So he had it rough.
So he has that win. Although as a pro, Ramirez comes in and signs with Top Rank as-- as you know, Stevenson went, and he loses his pro debut. So he has some catching up to do as a pro, not quite as advanced as Stevenson as a pro. Maybe they meet down the line. We shall see. But he is the shortest favorite on the card at minus 2,500.
MINTY BETS: That is crazy. All right, let's hope for a good fight this weekend. Thank you so much, Kevin.
KEVIN IOLE: Thank you. Appreciate it.