Boxing Betting Tips Ahead Of A Huge Day Of Domestic World Title Action

Lara vs Wood, Lopez vs Conlan, Okolie vs Billam-Smith. Where’s The Value In This Weekend’s Fights?

Boxing Betting Tips Ahead Of A Huge Day Of Domestic World Title Action

With four world title fights this weekend, I’ve found some bets that I believe have great value.

Starting in Manchester. Mauricio Lara defends his WBA champion against previous foe Leigh Wood. I see Wood being a lot more aggressive this time around, in an attempt to fight fire with fire. However I believe this will play into the Mexicans’ hands, I see a similar result to the first fight, this time however I see it coming a lot earlier. Lara in rounds 1-4 at 9/2 is my pick for the bout.

Now to Bournemouth. I believe the main event between Lawrence Okolie and Chris Billam-Smith frankly will not be competitive. I see Okolie being too big, too strong, and too awkward for the hometown favorite. Billam-Smith has been rocked badly by Armend Xhoxhaj last time out and has had taxing fights with Tommy McCarthy twice, Isaac Chamberlain, Vacil Ducar, and Richard Riakporhe. With this in mind, and with Okolie’s powerful right hand, I will be picking Okolie in rounds 7-12 at 9/4.

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Also in Bournemouth, I believe Sam Egginton is simply too seasoned a campaigner for Joe Pigford, who has only had one 10-rounder at 30 years of age. I see Eggington edging out Pigford to take it on the cards. Egginton on points at 9/2 is my play.

Over in California, Oscar Collazo challenges Melvin Jerusalem for the WBO Minimumweight title. I believe the 6-0 Collazo will be too fresh for the tough Jerusalem, who won the title last time out. I believe that Jerusalem however will be too tough and too smart to get stopped. My pick for the contest is Collazo on Points at 7/4.

Now to Belfast. I believe that Mick Conlan is simply levels above Luis Alberto Lopez. I see Conlan picking Lopez off from the southpaw stance, and the experience gained from the Leigh Wood fight will serve him well. Mick Conlan on points at 6/4 is my best bet of the weekend.

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In the chief support in Belfast, Nick Ball faces unbeaten former IBO Super Bantamweight champion, Ludomo Lamati. I believe the odds on Lamati are simply outrageous. Ball will be significantly smaller in there, and is against a tall, long, athletic challenger, who punches extremely hard. Lamati at 8/1 is my outsider for the week.

Final Selections:

  • Lara 1-4 – 9/2
  • Okolie 7-12 – 9/4
  • Egginton points – 9/2
  • Collazo points – 7/4
  • Conlan points – 6/4 Best Bet
  • Lamati win – 8/1 Outsider 

By Andrew Tokley

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