Ryno Liebenberg is the undefeated WBC Silver Light Heavyweight champion that will be in for quite a challenge in the person of Eleider Alvarez, who is also undefeated for his career and hungry for a title belt. Ryno Liebenberg will take on Eleider Alvarez on Saturday for the WBC Silver Light Heavyweight title at the Salle des etoiles, Monte Carlo, Monaco in a scheduled 12 round bout. Alvarez opened as a -165 favorite with the Boxing odds while Liebenberg was a +135 dog.
The 29 year old Ryno Liebenberg is a native of South Africa where he still resides. He is the top ranked light heavyweight in South Africa and is ranked 13th in the world. Liebenberg has a career record of 16 wins and 0 losses with 0 draws. Out of his 16 wins a total of 11 have come by knockout. Liebenberg is coming off a unanimous decision win over Denis Grachev in a 12 round bout that took place on August 9, 2014 at Emperors Palace, Kempton Park, Gauteng, South Africa for the vacant WBC Silver Light Heavyweight title. Prior to that Liebenberg scored a technical knockout win over Joey Vegas in the first round of a scheduled 12 round bout that was for the vacant WBC International Light heavyweight title.
The 30 year old Eleider Alvarez is a native of Columbia and now resides in Canada. Alvarez is the top ranked Columbian Light Heavyweight and is ranked 11th in the world. Alvarez has a career record of 15 wins and 0 losses with 0 draws. Out of his 15 wins a total of eight have come by knockout. Alvarez is coming off a unanimous decision win over Alexander Johnson on May 24, 2014 in a 10 round bout that took place in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Prior to that Alvarez scored a unanimous decision win over Andrew Gardiner in a 10 round bout that also took place in Montreal.
This is a classic case of a champion underdog value which is always a smart way to go. Liebenberg may be a dog but he brings credibility and value and we’ll call for Ryno Liebenberg to win this bout!