Janibek Alimkhanuly vs Denzel Bentley date, start time, odds, schedule and card for 2022 boxing title fight
New WBO middleweight champion Janibek Alimkhanuly will have the opportunity to prove himself worthy of holding the gold on November 12. Janibek will face mandatory challenger Denzel Bentley.
The fight takes place inside the Pearl Concert Theater at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas.
A gold medalist at the World and Asian Championships in 2013, Janibek turned pro in 2016. In May, he defeated Danny Dignam by knockout to win the interim WBO title. He was on course to fight Demetrius Andrade for the regular title. However, Andrade, who hasn’t fought since November 2021, vacated the belt to move to a new division.
This will be Janibek’s first shot as a top-tier headliner for Bob Arum’s Top Rank.
“I thank Denzel Bentley for accepting the challenge when so many fighters ran the other way,” Janibek said in a statement. “It’s a great honor to defend my world title in Las Vegas at the Palms, and I will once again show the world what ‘Qazaq Style’ is all about.”
Bentley made his professional debut in 2017. A two-time British middleweight champion, Bentley first lost the belt to Felix Cash in 2021. He regained the belt in 2022 against Linus Udofia. Bentley’s last fight came in September, beating Marcus Morrison via TKO. Fighting mostly outside the UK, this will be his US debut.
“Denzel Bentley stands behind himself and strongly believes he has what it takes to win the WBO World Middleweight Championship from a formidable champion in Janibek Alimkhanuly,” promoter Frank Warren said. “This is a golden opportunity for Denzel to go from being a respected British champion to starring on the world stage in Las Vegas.”
Also on the card will be the Top Rank debut of WBA Minimum Champion Seniesa Estrada. “Super Bad” defends its title against Jazmin Gala Villarino.
Here is a complete guide for Janibek’s vs Bentley including start time, fight card, price, updated betting odds and more. The Sporting News will provide updates over time.
When is Janibek Alimkhanuly vs. Denzel Bentley?
- Date: Saturday November 12 | Sunday November 13 (AU)
- Start time: 10 p.m. ET | 3am BST | 12 p.m. AEST
- Main event: 11:15 p.m. ET | 04:15 BST | 1:15 p.m. AEST (approx.)
The Top Rank produced event takes place on Saturday, November 12. Main card starts at 10 p.m. ET | 3am BST | 12 p.m. AEST. Janibek Alimkhanuly and Denzel Bentley are expected to head to the ring around 1:15 p.m. ET | 04:15 BST | 1:15 p.m. AEST, depending on duration of undercard bouts.
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How to watch Janibek Alimkhanuly vs. Denzel Bentley
|Country||Date||Canal + Live Stream (main card)|
|United States||Sat. November 12||ESPN+|
|Canada||Sat. November 12||ESPN+|
|UK||Sun. November 12||ESPN, BT Sports|
|Australia||Sun. November 13||FITE.tv|
In the United States, Janibek Alimkhanuly vs. Denzel Bentley can be watched on ESPN+.
In the UK you can watch the fight on ESPN and BT Sport. FITE.tv will also show the fight outside the United States
Janibek Alimkhanuly vs Denzel Bentley price: How much does the card cost?
You can pay $9.99 for a monthly subscription to ESPN+ or buy an annual subscription for $99.99.
|ESPN+ monthly subscription||$9.99/month|
|ESPN+ Annual Subscription||$99.99/year|
|The Disney bundle with ad-supported Hulu||$13.99/month|
|The Disney bundle with Hulu ad-free||$19.99/month|
Where is Janibek Alimkhanuly versus Denzel Bentley?
Janibek vs Bentley takes place at the Pearl Concert Theater at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. The room can accommodate up to 2,500 people.
How much are tickets for Janibek Alimkhanuly vs. Denzel Bentley?
Tickets for Janibek vs. Bentleys start at $36, per TicketSmarter.
The prices then vary from $70, $80, $100, $200, $300 and $423.
Janibek Alimkhanuly vs. Denzel Bentley Betting Odds
By CaesarsJanibek is the -2000 favorite, while Bentley is the +1000 underdog.
In Canada, by Sports InteractionJanibek is the -2500 favorite, while Bentley is the +1000 underdog.
Dossier and biography of Janibek Alimkhanuly
- Nationality: Kazakh
- Born: April 1, 1993
- Height: 5-11 1/2
- Reach: 71.5 inches
- Total fights: 12
- Registration: 12-0 with eight wins by knockout
File and biography of Denzel Bentley
- Nationality: English
- Born: January 29, 1995
- Height: 5-11
- Reach: 72 inches
- Total fights: 19
- Registration: 17-1-1 with 14 wins by knockout
Janibek Alimkhanuly vs. Denzel Bentley fight card
- Janibek Alimkhanuly (c) vs. Denzel Bentley for the WBO middleweight title
- Seniesa Estrada (c) vs. Jazmin Gala Villarino for WBA Minimum Title