Tonight fight fans in the US will get the chance to see hard hitting Welterweight hopeful Bakhtiyar Eyubov (10-0, 10) return to face his biggest test so far, as he takes on fringe contender Karim Mayfield (19-3-1, 11). The bout is a really good gut check for the unbeaten Kazakh fighter and a chance for Mayfield to get his career back on track after losing 3 of his last 4, suffering losses to Thomas Dulorme, Emmanuel Taylor and Dmitry Mikhaylenko.
Despite the clear edge in experience, in both quality and quantity, Mayfield is actually the under-with the bookies expecting him to fall to 1-4. He's been priced at 2/1 to pick up the upset and derail the fast rising Kazakh destroyer, who has never been beyond 3 rounds. Mayfield, who has never been stopped, will know that he's being written off but will know that if he can see off the early storm he could become very dangerous in the later stages.
For those wanting to back the destructive "Bakha Bullet", who is stepping in a big way here, the best price is 4/11 for him to win. If he wins we suspect he'll find himself in the world rankings when they are updated over the coming weeks and put into the mix for a world title eliminator in 2017, despite only having a handful of rounds. If he can stop Mayfield, something that Dulorme and Mikhaylenko couldn't do, then he would make a huge statement in the Light Welterweight and Welterweight division.
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