Weekend Boxing Blog (14th & 15th September)
We are just a couple of weeks away from the Haye, cialis 40mg Fury fight but in the meantime we have three bouts for this weekend which I shall go through to see if we can find anything worth backing.
Kid Galahad Vs James Dickens
Saturday 21:00 (Channel Five)
The Qatar born Kid Galahad has made an impressive start to his professional career with his unbeaten in his first fourteen bouts and on Saturday evening he faces the also unbeaten James Dickens for the vacant BBBofC British Super Bantamweight title so one of these are going to lose their unbeaten record.
Kid Galahad has finished five of his last six fights with a KO which going on his early career is a slight surprise considering that six of his first eight bouts went the distance but then seven of those were four round fights. Currently ranked 46th in the world and 3rd in the UK but yet to really be put in a testing bout, viagra buy Jason Booth was the toughest thus far but he won that comfortably on points after being given a count in round 1.
James Dickens is ranked just one place behind Galahad in the UK (4th) but is only 95th in the world so there is some distance between the two in the world rankings and Dickens has not been in the ring with anyone of note hence his ranking.
The win market is not worth touching here if you are of the same opinion as me that Galahad will win this fight so we will take a look at the other markets. The market for Galahad to win by KO for me looks the one to be involved in so I will be taking at 3.00 offered by Betfred.
Bet: Kid Galahad by KO TKO or Disqualification @ 3.00 (Betfred)
Lucas Martin Matthysse Vs Danny Garcia
Sunday 02:30 (Box Nation)
The first of a double header over in the States and both should be crackers, remedy this one features the world number one Lucas Martin Matthysse up against the world number two Danny Garcia with the WBA Super World Light Welterweight and WBC Light Welterweight titles on the line.
The reigning champion Danny Garcia is currently unbeaten in twenty-six professional bouts and he has beaten some decent fighters in his rise, he was the man who sent Amir Khan to his third defeat and since has beaten both Erik Morales and Zab Judah.
Matthysse has won his last six fights but has suffered two defeats from his thirty-seven bouts, he lost to Zab Judah and Devon Alexander in the space of three fights but has since come out to end his last six fights within the distance and his last two fights have not lasted long.
This is a tricky one and I think the odds for Matthysse are too short and his odds to finish the fight within the distance are also short due to the fact that 32 of his 34 wins have come within the distance. Garcia has knocked down his last four opponents during the fights so should not be underestimated here, I think the fight will go into the second half but then I can see either of them ending it before the bell.
Bet: Either to win in rounds 7-12 @ 2.50 (Skybet)
Floyd Mayweather Vs Saul Alvarez
Sunday 03:30 (Box Nation)
Last up is the fight of the weekend and the bout where somebodies 0 has to go! Floyd Mayweather Jnr takes on the Mexican Saul Alvarez.
Mayweather is now unbeaten in forty-four bouts with twenty-six of his wins coming by KO although he has only finished two of his last nine bouts within the distance, his win over Ricky Hatton and then that KO win over Victor Ortiz when he failed to defend himself as seen below.[youtube id=”wW0ydYusj-k” width=”620″ height=”360″]
With the lack of KO’s of late there are questions out there, is Mayweather losing his punching power later on in his career, are his opponents tougher these days or is it a combination of both.
Mexican Saul Alvarez is unbeaten from forty-three professional bouts having won forty-two and drawn one; he has ended thirty of his opponents by KO. He has beaten some decent fighters of late in the likes of Mosley, Lopez and Trout but this will be his toughest test to date.
The bookies have Mayweather as a very short priced favourite for the fights and with his record over recent years also have him to win by Decision very short and those are the two markets which are most likely but are too short for me to be tipping up.
I do have another market which is interesting me, although Mayweather has not been finishing off his opponents within the twelve rounds he still has enough power to put them on the canvas and there is a market available on this fight for the boxers to be knocked down and for Alvarez to be knocked down during the fight is 4.00 which seems good value to me.
Bet: Saul Alvarez to be Knocked Down @ 4.00 (Skybet)