Zipsters Weekend Boxing Blog
We have some potential decent fights this weekend with the likes of Wladimir Klitschko, information pills Anthony Joshua and Miguel Cotto just to name a few having bouts and although the win odds for the likes of them look shocking, drug I am sure we can find some bets to go with.
Lee Selby Vs Ryan Walsh
We have the UK featherweight number one ranked Lee Selby from Wales taking on Norfolk’s Ryan Walsh in this bout. Selby suffered an early defeat in his career when losing to Samir Mouneimne on points in just his fifth professional fight but has since gone on to win his next twelve fights and is now ranked number fifteen in the world. Ryan Walsh remains unbeaten from his seventeen bouts with sixteen wins and one draw and he has finished three of his last four opponents within the distance.
This is the first twelve rounder for Walsh whilst Selby’s last six have come in twelve round fights, page Selby does not have the greatest power and that is reflected in his knock out percentage which is just 35% but this he has started boxing twelve rounds he has KO’ed four of his six opponents and all of those have come in rounds five or later so he is capable of wearing down his opponents with more rounds available. Walsh has not been up against the quality that Selby has been in the ring with and this is reflected in his 177th world ranking compared to Selby’s 15th world ranking and for me Selby should have no problems winning this fight.
The win market is impossible to touch as is the method of victory so I will be going with Round Group Betting, Selby will wear Walsh down and I can see it being stopped in the second half of the fight and I would go with rounds 7-9.
Bet: Selby to win in Rounds 7-9 at 4.33 (Bet365)
Wladimir Klitschko Vs Alexander Povetkin
I am really looking forward to this fight, I am a huge fan of the Klitschko’s and this will be a tough bout for Dr Steelhammer! Wladimir is going to Povetkin’s backyard for this fight and he will be made to work for this win.
Povetkin boasts an unbeaten record from twenty-six bouts having won them all and won eighteen of them by KO which is a 69% KO percentage, he has finished his last two opponents within the first three rounds but his record speaks for itself, he has not faced anyone as near as good as Wladimir. Klitschko has not lost a fight since 2004 which means he is eighteen unbeaten as him and his brother continue to dominate the heavyweight division, he has a very good KO percentage of 81% with fifty-one KO’s from his sixty-three bouts.
I am expecting Povetkin to come out all guns blazing in this fight and will be looking to take Wladimir out early because he knows the longer this fight goes the more it will favour his opponent, whether he can achieve that is another thing, Wlad will be using his lethal jab and will look to wear down the Russian. If things go to plan then Klitschko could win this by KO but in his own backyard Povetkin will not want to be finished before the final bell here so I am going to go with a decision in this fight for Klitschko.
Bet: Wladimir Klitschko by Decision or Technical Decision at 3.75 (PaddyPower)
Elsewhere we have Olympic Gold medallist Anthony Joshua making his professional debut against the unbeaten Mexican Emanuele Leo, this should be straightforward for Joshua if he goes into the fight with the right tactics, we have seen it go wrong so many times but he is in a different league to the Mexican so should win however looking at the markets there is nothing that I can put up as a bet.
Over in the states Miguel Cotto will be looking to bounce back against Delvin Rodriguez, Cotto has now lost his last two bouts with points defeats against Mayweather and Trout and these two are closer ranked, Cotto is 10th in the world and Rodriguez is 11th but of the two Cotto is the class act of them but there is no knowing what those two defeats have done to him psychologically and I have seen many a good fighters career go downhill following defeats so he has to come out to prove he still has it and this will not be easy for him. There is no way I can touch this fight betting wise but it should be a cracking spectacle.
Not my most confident weekend of boxing bets and it will be more of a viewing weekend than a betting weekend for me in the boxing world but these four bouts should throw up some decent scraps and fingers crossed Anthony Joshua can make an impressive winning debut.