Eleider Alvarez vs. Norbert Dabrowski Boxing Preview, Pick, Odds, Prediction - 12/10/16
Dabrowski vs. Alvarez
Boxing: Saturday, December 10, 2016 (Montreal Casino)
The Line: Dabrowski +3500 / Alvarez -10000 --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
Eleider Alvarez and Norbert Dabrowski fight Saturday at the Montreal Casino in the WBC Light heavyweight eliminator.
Eleider Alvarez enters this fight with a 20-0 record that includes 10 knockouts. This will be Alvarez’s fifth fight since 2015, and he’s coming off a July win over Robert Berridge. Alvarez continues to impress as his competition improves, and he’s showing his ability to box rather than being pure punching power. Alvarez can be a free swinger at times and look for the knockout too much, but he’s displaying more patience and looking for the opening. Still, Alvarez is a power puncher who can be deadly if he connects with one of his haymakers. The concern is that Alvarez does drop his hands too often and can struggle defensively. Alvarez will likely get his shot at Adonis Stevenson if this fight goes his way. Alvarez has fought almost his whole career in Quebec, his current residence.
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Norbert Dabrowski enters this fight with a 19-5-1 record that includes seven knockouts. Dabrowski has split his last 12 fights and is coming off an October win over Marek Matyja. Dabrowski has shown to be a decent Polish boxer who fights with an aggressive style and likes to come forward. Dabrowski has been a mixed bag the last few years, but nobody can doubt his toughness and the fact he’s never been knocked out despite his five losses. Dabrowski has fought a bunch of unknown boxers, but he competes until the end and has an iron chin that allows him to hang around. This will be by far Dabrowski’s biggest fight of his career and a chance to really prove himself at 28 years old. This will be Dabrowski’s first fight in Canada and just second fight outside of Poland.
Dabrowski is a tough guy who won’t go down easily and should be eager to pull off an upset given the doors it would open up. However, Alvarez is by far the better boxer between the two and head and shoulders better than anybody Dabrowski has faced up to this point. This is simply a fight to keep Alvarez busy until he gets his shot at Stevenson for the title. There’s nothing Dabrowski has for Alvarez to even consider a shot at an upset. Not to mention this fight is in Canada where the crowd will be behind Alvarez.
Alvarez will remain undefeated heading into the title matchup.