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Unbeaten Perez will be tough favourite to stop in Prizefighter

| 07.05.2011

Although favourites in the Prizefighter odds have a disastrous recent record, 5/4 shot Mike Perez can bring this run to an end in the latest heavyweight version of the series on May 7 at Alexandra Palace.

Perez is unbeaten in 13 professional fights and has the added advantage of being in the top half of the draw, which can prove a massive advantage in securing extra rest time between fights.

Victory for the Cuban, who currently lives in Ireland, would make him the first favourite in 12 editions of Prizefighter to secure the £32,000 winning prize.

Michael Sprott is the sole English representative in the eight-man line-up and knows of the demands of Prizefighter, having won the tournament before.

He is 5/2 in the Prizefighter betting, but has a tough first-round fight with American Tye Fields, which is a bout that seems a certainty to be settled either way by knockout.

Fields has secured 41 of his 45 career victories by knockout and is 5/1 to win the tournament that follows a format that should suit him.

The eight fighters boats 121 knockouts between them and another big hitter is German Konstantin Airich, who can be backed at 14/1 to take the title.

However, punters looking for some value in the Prizefighter odds could do worse than opt for Frenchman Gregory Tony, who has the experience of having sparred with David Haye in the past.

Tony is 9/1 to win Prizefighter and also arguably has the easiest first-round showdown against Evgeny Orlov.

Orlov may be 6ft 9ins tall, but questionably lacks some of the boxing skills of his rivals.

Tony is 2/5 to win his battle with Orlov and this unquestionably looks the pick of the value for punters focused on betting on individual fight results, rather than on the tournament winner.

A £30 stake on Tony winning Prizefighter would return £270. New customers can sign up here for a free £30 bet.



Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.