Is The Lightweight Gold Medal Andy Cruz’s To Lose?

  • Andy Cruz is heavily favored to win the Men’s Lightweight Olympic Boxing gold medal with odds of (-225).
  • Keyshawn Davis has (+300) odds to win the gold medal for this event.
  • Hovhannes Bachkov has (+700) odds to win the gold, making Cruz that much more of the one to beat.

TOKYO — Olympic boxing has been one of the more popular sports to follow. With this being the case, the Men’s Lightweight Boxing Semifinals are about to begin.

In the Lightweight Boxing Semifinals right now are four of the top athletes in the sport at the moment: USA boxer Keyshawn Davis is ready to take on Hovhannes Bachkov of Armenia while Cuban boxing star, Andy Cruz, will take on Harry Garside of Australia.

Presently, there are not any moneyline odds for these fights but online gambling sites have futures odds amongst the four fighters with Andy Cruz heavily favored to win the gold medal at the end of the 2020 Olympic Summer Games.

Men’s Boxing Lightweight 63kg – Odds To Win

  • Andy Cruz (CUB) -225
  • Keyshawn Davis (USA) +300
  • Hovhannes Bachkov (ARM) +700
  • Harrison Garside (AUS) +1800

Cuba’s Andy Cruz Boxing Odds

Breaking down the Olympic boxing odds further, it should come as no surprise for the reasoning behind why sportsbooks have Andy Cruz so heavily favored to win the gold medal for this competition. He has four total gold medals to his name with his first one coming in 2015, then again in 2017, and two in 2019 from various championship bouts. He also holds a very impressive career record of 110-8 and is undefeated thus far at Tokyo 2020.

USA’s Keyshawn Davis Boxing Odds

As for boxer Keyshawn Davis, he is fairly new to the boxing game as he went into the Olympics with an undefeated 3-0 record and has remained undefeated throughout the Olympics bringing his record to 6-0. He has two silver medals to show for his time in the ring but has all the momentum in his corner ahead of his Semifinal Fight.

Armenia’s Hovhannes Bachkov Boxing Odds

The Armenian boxing star, Hovhannes Bachkov, has done great throughout the Olympics going 3-0 thus far.

He has two gold medals and two bronze medals to show for himself, however, with Keyshawn Davis standing in his way, his odds might not look so enticing being that they have faced off before, and Davis was crowned victorious. Not to mention, even if he were to make it to the gold medal fight, Andy Cruz would be his likely opponent and he has previously lost to him as well.

Australia’s Harrison Garside Boxing Odds

Harrison Garside’s odds should not be taken too seriously as his Olympic boxing run could be seen as a Cinderella story given his 19-15 record as a boxer.

It should be noted that in his 10 fights before arriving at the Olympics, Garside went a very unimpressive 3-7. That said, he is not a formidable match to go up against Andy Cruz in the Semifinals, let alone to win the gold medal in the final.