Boxing Betting Preview – 10/12/2016
Boxing Betting Preview – 10/12/2016
This Saturday sees potentially one of the most 50/50 cards that Matchroom has put on in recent years with Anthony Joshua looking to take his record to 18-0 and defend his IBF World Heavyweight Title for the second time. Also on the card is a tantalising grudge match for the British Heavyweight Title between former European Heavyweight Champ Derek Chisora and current British Heavyweight Champion Dillian Whyte. The undercard is a pretty tasty one too with Khalid Yafai looking to become Birmingham’s first ever World Champion as he takes on Luis Concepcion for the WBA World Super Flyweight Title, Callum Smith defending his British Super Middleweight Title against Luke Blackledge and Hosea Burton defending his British Light Heavyweight title for the first time against Frank Buglioni and that is where we will start.
Hosea Burton vs Frank Buglioni
Manchester’s Hosea Burton takes on London’s Frank Buglioni for the British Light Heavyweight Title in a real North vs South affair at the Manchester Arena this Saturday. Burton followed up his ABA Middleweight Title as an amateur by claiming the British Light Heavyweight title with a convincing 6th round stoppage of the then unbeaten Miles Shinkwin in February and he will be looking to repeat this feat against Buglioni who will be fighting at 175lbs for just the second time in his career. Hosea, cousin to World Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury, has so far won all of his 18 professional bouts with nine of them coming inside the distance. Beating Burton will be a tough ask for Buglioni who fought Fedor Chudinov for the WBA World Super Middleweight Title just over 14 months ago. Buglioni, like Burton, had a quality amateur career where he managed to defeat the Mancunian but we expect this fight to be completely different. We’re backing Burton to get the win between rounds 7-12, get it best priced 5/2 at Paddy Power HERE.
Callum Smith vs Luke Blackledge
This, for us, is probably the most one sided fight of the night. Smith is the youngest of four boxing brothers and is arguably the best out of the lot. He’s currently the mandatory for the winner of the IBF and WBC unification fight between James DeGale and Badou Jack and he will be looking to take his record to 22-0-0 against Blackledge who vacated his Commenwealth Title to get the fight against Mundo. With a record of 22-2-2, Blackledge hasn’t had the smoothest of professional careers so far and it didn’t get any easier in his last fight against the well experienced journeyman Elvis Dube. He was dropped in the first round but showed great heart to get up and in the end win rather convincingly on points. With Smith within touching distance of a world title shot, we expect him to put on a show and we’re backing him to win inside three rounds. Get Callum Smith to win between rounds 1-3 at a mega 13/8 at William Hill HERE.
Luis Concepcion vs Khalid Yafai
Potential to be one of the fights of the night, Khalid Yafai challenges for a world title for the first time as he looks to become Birmingham’s first EVER boxing world champion. But standing in his way is the impressive Luis Concepcion who currently holds the WBA Super Flyweight belt. Concepcion caused a massive shock in his last fight beating Kohei Kono to claim the title on away ground in Japan and he will go into this fight as the slight underdog once again but with the belief he can repeat his previous feat and upset the home fighter. Yafai currently has an unblemished record of 20-0-0 with an impressive 70% stoppage ratio with his last three fights ending before the final bell. It will be a massive ask for Yafai to take the world title off Concepcion but this is the opportunity which he has been snapping at the heals of Eddie Hearn for and we’re backing him to put in a career best performance and to bring the title back to Birmingham. Get him best priced 15/8 to win by decision or technical decision at Coral HERE.
Derek Chisora vs Dillian Whyte
Well, what can we say about this scrap. Comfortably the biggest grudge match of the night. These two aren’t selling the fight, they just simply do not like one another and they made no secret of that in the gloves are off with glasses being thrown between the two fighters, SCENES! Anyway, to the actual fight. Chisora is the far more experienced of the two having had 32 professional bouts, winning 26 of them (18KOs) and losing six of them (2 KOs). He’s the former British and European Heavyweight Champ and once fought for the WBC World Title against Vitali Klitschko. He goes into the fight off the back of a comfortable victory against the relatively unknown Drazan Janjanin but he was beaten in May by Kubrat Pulev for the European Title. Whyte meanwhile is on a three fight winning streak since losing his unbeaten record to rival and now IBF World Champ Anthony Joshua almost a year ago to the day. The Jamaican born Londoner made relatively light work of Ian Lewison in his last fight to claim the British title and we’re backing him to continue his win streak. Whyte came from a kickboxing background and was known as a banger in the boxing world but since his move to legendary trainer Jimmy Tibbs and his son Mark Tibbs, his boxing skills are now getting far more credit as he’s starting to take his time a lot more instead of rushing shots. We’re predicting a 12 round Whyte masterclass over Chisora. You can get him best priced 15/8 at Bet365 to win by decision or technical decision HERE.
Anthony Joshua vs Eric Molina
Anthony Joshua, quite easily the most hyped about British boxer in recent years. The first Englishman to win gold at his home Olympics and to then win a world title on home turf, it’s safe to say he is a man on a mission to become one of the greats. 17 wins with 17 stoppages is his professional record so far, some record to be matched. Since winning his IBF World Title against Charles Martin in April, Joshua made his first defence against the dangerous Dominic Breazeale in June and came past him with flying colours. He was touted for a fight against four time world champion Wladimir Klitschko but plans for that fight were put on hold after Wlad sustained an injury, so in stepped the 34 year old American Eric Molina. Molina is well experienced with 28 fights under his belt along with 19 stoppage wins. He lost his pro debut by KO but since then he was only been beaten twice with his latest defeat coming to the hands of WBC Champ Deontay Wilder. He did however ask many questions of Wilder who to this day is still unbeaten and if he manages to trouble Joshua in the same way that he troubled Wilder, who knows how AJ will react. Despite Molina’s underrated quality, we’re still backing Joshua to get the KO but maybe a little later than people are expecting. We’re backing Joshua to win between rounds 7-12 at 11/2 at William Hill HERE. Or you can get Joshua JUST TO WIN at a huge 3/1 when you join Paddy Power HERE OR get AJ to win by stoppage at a MEGA 25/1 at Coral HERE.
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Joshua to win by KO, Callum Smith to win between rounds 1-4, Whyte/Chisora & Concepcion/Yafai both fights to go to Points at 6/1 HERE
Joshua to win between rounds 5-8, Callum Smith to win between rounds 1-3, Hosea Burton to win between rounds 9-12 & Scott Quigg to win on points at 75/1 HERE
Molina to be knocked down between rounds 1-3 and Joshua to win the fight between 7-12 at 20/1 HERE
Both fighters to be knocked down in the first 4 rounds and Joshua to win in round 8 at 200/1 HERE
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