- Oleksandr Usyk opens as a clear betting favourite against Tyrone Spong.
- This will mark Usyk’s heavyweight debut after an impressive run at cruiserweight.
- Spong is a former kickboxing champion that will attempt to make a transition to boxing.
Oleksandr Usyk was initially set to make his heavyweight boxing debut against Carlos Takam during the summer but had to pull out due to an injury.
Now the undefeated Ukrainian will face legendary kickboxer Tyrone Spong in a boxing bout. The opening betting odds for Usyk vs Spong we’re released this past week by Betway.com.
Usyk vs Spong Odds
Usyk opens as a huge betting favourite and rightly so, at 33/1 you would have to bet $330 to make $10. While Spong’s kickboxing record is unparalleled he has yet to prove that in the boxing game, bet $100 on the Dutch kickboxer to profit $1000 if successful on the night.
Usyk said: “I am very excited to make my heavyweight debut in Chicago on October 12, live on DAZN. “Spong is a fast and powerful heavyweight who has had much success in the ring… I must come through this test to challenge for the world heavyweight title I look forward to seeing everyone there.”
Spong’s boxing resume isn’t near as impressive as his highly decorated kickboxer career which he retired from in 2015, following in the footsteps Vitali Klitschko and Chris Algieri who made the transition from kickboxing to boxing. This is a fun and fan friendly bout, but we can’t see it going any other way with Usyk being the prohibitive favourite across the board.