Betting Preview for Shakur Stevenson vs. Toka Kahn Clary – Odds, Predictions, and Best Bets (December 12, 2020)

| December 8, 2020 2:15 pm PDT

Shakur Stevenson is aiming to make another major impression on boxing fans this Saturday, December 12.

His opponent at the MGM Grand Conference Center headline fight is Toka Kahn Clary, a Liberian-born 28-year-old with a record of 28-2.

Is this a fight that will go in favor of mega prospect Stevenson? Or will there be a major shock in the ring to cap off what has been a pretty unpredictable year?

Allow me to start by answering that question.

Stevenson vs. Clary – Who Wins?

  • Shakur Stevenson by KO/TKO

The unbeaten Stevenson (14-0, 8 KOs) is considered one of the best young boxers on the planet.

The American took home a silver medal at the 2016 Olympics in Brazil and amassed a solid record since turning professional in 2017. He has improved a lot since then, and eyes will be on how he performs his junior lightweight headline fight.

This is a fight he should be winning, but Clary could cause him a little trouble in the early rounds. I’ll explain more after we check out the Stevenson vs. Clary odds and bets.

Latest Odds for Stevenson vs. Clary

Shakur Stevenson to Win-2140
Toka Kahn Clary+1135

Stevenson’s odds to beat Clary come in at -2140 with MyBookie.

That’s about as good as it gets with any of the best boxing betting sites, considering some have “Sugar” as high as -5100 right now. But regardless of the odds, you go for, it is expected that Stevenson wins this fight comfortably.

That’ll be news to Clary, of course, who might have his own ideas about how this fight will go.

You can get odds of +1135 on Clary to beat Stevenson. But he doesn’t appear to be in the same class as the youngster. He has been beaten twice in the past, by Jhon Gemino and Kid Galahad.

Is it worth betting on a shock in this fight?

Best Bets for Stevenson vs. Clary

  • Stevenson to Win by KO/TKO
  • Stevenson to Win in Rounds 7 to 9

I’m going to keep things simple in this fight. That’s why I have opted to choose just a couple of bets for Stevenson vs. Clary.

The first bet is Stevenson to Win by KO/TKO.

The youngster has eight stoppages from 14 wins. It’s not the most convincing KO percentage in the world, but it’s decent enough. I think his ability to stop opponents will improve over the next few years, but in the meantime, he has to start finishing fights in order to establish himself as a legit pay-per-view star.

I think he gets Clary out of there before the final bell.

Stevenson to Win in Rounds 7 to 9 is the second bet I’m going for.

The Olympian might take a little time to warm up and figure out Clary, especially as he will be operating behind a southpaw reach of 72.5″. Stevenson, also a southpaw, has a 4.5″ disadvantage in reach when compared to his opponent.

Still, he’s a smart kid that should find the right paths and avenues to a stoppage somewhere between the 7th and 9th rounds.

Why Stevenson Beats Clary

Stevenson earned a nice win over Joet Gonzalez to pick up the vacant WBO featherweight title in October of last year.

That was an awesome performance that showed us how far he has come in just a couple of years in the paid ranks. He is not getting ahead of himself at all but has the confidence of a fighter that knows he belongs at the very top.

His style is all kinds of wrong for Clary, who — despite having a pretty significant reach advantage — will find Stevenson such an elusive target. His frustration will build at not being able to find his range, as anyone punching air for minute after minute likely will.

It’s this frustration that will cause Clary to deviate his strategy, which will only feed into the hands of Shakur. He will unload pop after pop, throwing excellent right hands to the midriff and clever counter check hooks while circling out of range.

It will all add up before Stevenson gets the job done, by stoppage, between Rounds 7 and 9.

More Fights to Bet on in December 2020

Shakur Stevenson should have too much for Toka Kahn Clary in Las Vegas this Saturday.

I’m a huge fan of Shakur’s and am really looking forward to seeing what he has been working on since stopping Felix Caraballo in June. He is a fighter that appears to evolve every time he steps into the ring, so it will be good to watch.

Aside from Stevenson vs. Clary, we have some other major fights to bet on this weekend as well as later in December. So, if you’re looking for more bets, feel free to check out more of our popular boxing and UFC betting content below.

Remember, you can always find UFC and boxing predictions and bets on our picks section. And if you’re into sports other than boxing and MMA, tons of numerous awesome betting content.

That’s it from me. Enjoy the fights!

Adam Haynes

Adam is a sports writer and tipster with a strong background in MMA, boxing, and combat sports.

When Adam isn't writing about those, as well as politics, rugby, and Gaelic Games, he can be found working on methods and strategies to beat the bookies.

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