By Karl Freitag
Photo: Rich Graessle
None of the bouts on tonight NBC Sports Network triple-header can be classified as “pick ’em” fights, but all have compelling story lines nevertheless. The main event features a middleweight who is openly campaigning to land a fight with the much feared WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin, while the support bouts include a former light heavyweight and cruiserweight champion who is looking for a title in the heavyweight division, and a former heavyweight title challenger testing the waters at cruiserweight.
In the main event, middleweight contender Curtis “Showtime” Stevens (24-3, 17 KOs) is a solid -550 favorite to defeat Saul Roman (37-9, 31 KOs) tonight at the Mohegan Sun. Roman backers can get +350. Stevens has let it be known that he wants to challenge Golovkin and the Golovkin camp is open to it. An impressive performance by Stevens tonight would greatly help his cause.
Heavyweight contender Tomasz Adamek (48-2, 29 KOs) faces Dominick Guinn (34-9-1, 23 KOs) in the co-feature. Adamek is a whopping -2500 pick to win, while the line on late sub Guinn is +1000. In the TV opener, Eddie Chambers (36-3, 18 KOs) moves down to cruiserweight to take on Thadiso Mchunu (13-1, 19 KOs). Chambers is a heavy -550 favorite while Mchunu is +350 to pull the upset.
All odds from bet365.com