Murray, Smith and Price feature in our 3 British Boxing Bets
A big weekend of boxing is upon us with British hopefuls preparing to punch their way to success across all corners of the globe (OK, just Germany and Monaco for the purposes of this preview).
And to supplement your enjoyment of the action we’ve come up with three boxing bets involving fighters from Blighty.
Liverpool’s David Price looks set to continue his rehabilitation since suffering two successive defeats to American Tony Thompson in 2013.
And while no one is going to be quick to back him straight-up at 1/25, our round betting option is appealing.
Brazilian Irineu Beato Costa Junior will be the man tasked with absorbing punishment at O2 World in Berlin on Saturday night.
He’s lost on each of the two previous occasions he’s fought outside of his homeland and this trip will also be pretty daunting.
Price has won 15 of his 20 contests by knockout with four of those stoppages coming in the third round or fourth rounds. Go for the earlier option.
Paul Smith and Arthur Abraham are set to square up again, five months after their first encounter was controversially ruled in the latter’s favour.
Liverpudlian Smith gave everything in that contest and the general consensus is that the 32-year-old may find it hard to replicate that performance and finally wrestle the WBO Super Middleweight strap from the German.
35-year-old Abraham remains a tough customer and will surely realise that he needs to up his game against Smigga if wants to avoid defeat.
And while there may not be fireworks from King Arthur we fancy him to notch his sixth decision victory in a row.
Well, we didn’t promise a completely positive preview.
Unfortunately, hardy middleweight contender Martin Murray has his work cut out against one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world in Gennady Golovkin.
GGG is yet to taste defeat and his record of 28 knockouts in 31 victories is enough to have anyone quaking in their boots.
But let’s not forget that while Murray may not have yet cracked the sport’s elite, he’s still damn tough.
With only one defeat on his record – a unanimous points loss to the supreme Sergio Martinez – we expect the St Helens pugilist to go down fighting once again.
All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.
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