Boxing Preview: Last Minute Lines From Moscow For Today (Nov. 28)

Eduard TroyanovskyMoscow, Russia’s Luzhniki Sport Complex will host a full nine-fight boxing card this Friday November 28th that features former world welterweight champion Ruslan Provodnikov taking on veteran Jose Luis Castillo. Right now, Several Bookmakers has lines on five of the fights, though it is possible some of the title fights not yet given lines may pop up closer to fight time. No over/under action has been posted as of yet either. In the main event, Provodnikov is a big (-5000) favorite over Castillo, who pays back at (+2000). In one of the newer lines at Lightweight, Colombian import Jose Agustin Feria is a big underdog (+2500) to Eduard Troyanovsky who pays back (-7500). The bout is for the WBA Inter-Continental title, and the undefeated (19-0) Troyanovksy is expected to go home with the belt. He has been fighting at a higher level than Feria, who at (16-1-1) is making his first foray outside of Colombia. At Super Featherweight, tough Mexican Gabino Cota is not expected (+1100) to come in and take the WBO Intercontinental belt the favorite Andrey Klimov (-2000) is defending. Klimov is (18-1), with his lone loss being to American budding star Terence Crawford. Unlike some of the other fighters coming in, Cota is (16-2) and has no experience fighting internationally, but with 14 of his 16 wins coming by way of stoppage, he does appear to bring the firepower like some of his counterparts. The most competitive line posted is with the Cruiserweights as 41 year old Cuban Juan Carlos Gomez is the underdog (+425) to undefeated (15-0) Russian Dmitry Kudryashov, who pays out (-610). Gomez has posted a fine record at (55-3) with 40 stoppages, and he has campaigned at Heavyweight, so he will likely not have height or reach differences with his opponent. It is definitely a step up for Kudryashov, who is a perfect (15-0) with 15 stoppages. An eight round Light Heavyweight bout sees Uganda’s Joey Vegas a huge ‘dog at (+2500) as he faces Egor Mekhonstev, who pays back at (-7500). Mekhonstev is now (6-0) as a pro after winning a gold medal at the London 2012 Olympic games. Vegas has had a lot of international fights, but at (17-9) overall, he is basically a stepping stone for the Russian. The fights are less than 24 hours away, but with Rakhim Chakhkiev facing Jackson Junior in a 10 round bout and with light-welters Sergey Lipinetz and Ernie Sanchez battling for the vacant WBC International Silver title there is a chance that other lines may materialize. With a lot of the imports at least bringing KO power on their resumes, it may be worth looking late for the over/unders, see if that pops up.

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