Shakur Stevenson vs Shuichiro Yoshino Odds, Prediction & How to Watch

Shakur Stevenson vs Shuichiro Yoshino betting preview, including odds, prediction and how to watch.
Shakur Stevenson vs Shuichiro Yoshino betting preview, including odds, prediction and how to watch. / Associated Press

Shakur Stevenson (19-0, 9 KOs) vs. Shuichiro Yoshino (16-0, 12 KOs)
Date: Saturday, April 8, 2023
Fight Time: PPV Coverage begins at 8 p.m. ET
Venue: Prudential Center – Newark, New Jersey
Broadcast: ESPN+

Both Shakur Stevenson and Shuichiro Yoshino come into this fight hoping to avoid the first blemish on either of their records. Stevenson will again be fighting in his home state of New Jersey, which should give him an advantage and provide some additional motivation.

What Time is Shakur Stevenson vs Shuichiro Yoshino?

Main event ringwalks are projected to take place around 11 p.m. ET on Saturday, April 8.

The fight will be available to watch on pay-per-view through ESPN+.

Shakur Stevenson vs Shuichiro Yoshino Tale of the Tape

Name: Shakur Stevenson –– Shuichiro Yoshino
Country: USA — Japan
Age: 25 — 31
Height: 5'8" — 5'9"
Reach: 68" — 68"
Stance: Southpaw — Orthodox
Record: 19-0 –– 16-0

Shakur Stevenson vs Shuichiro Yoshino Odds & Betting Info

All boxing odds, lines and prop bets are available on FanDuel Sportsbook.
- Shakur Stevenson: (-1600)
- Shuichiro Yoshino: (+830)

Method of Victory:
- Shakur Stevenson by KO/TKO: (+260)
- Shakur Stevenson by Points or Decision: (-220)
- Shuichiro Yoshinon by KO/TKO: (+1300)
- Shuichiro Yoshino by Points or Decision: (+1700)
- Draw: (+2600)

One of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world, Stevenson comes in as a heavy favorite despite Yoshino's undefeated record. Stevenson winning by points is the most likely outcome as he's not been a major knockout threat with just 9 KOs to his name in 19 wins.

Shakur Stevenson vs Shuichiro Yoshino Prediction & Best Bet

There's no value on the moneyline, so we're going to the prop angle here. Despite Stevenson's last three fights ending by unanimous decision, we're going to take this one to end earlier. We're going to bet Stevenson wins in Rounds 7-12, which has some enticing +430 odds.

You don't need Stevenson to win by KO here, either. Yoshino's corner could throw in the towel or the ref could stop the fight. All are potential outcomes considering how much of a favorite Stevenson is.

Bet: Stevenson to Win in Rounds 7-12 (+430)

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