With another weekend of boxing here. I’ve scanned the markets once again to find the value bets for this weekend. With Tim Tszyu, Felix Alvarado, and Janibek Alimkhanuly all in action, it’s not one to be missed!
Starting in Mexico. Felix Alvarado faces Angel Ayala in an IBF Eliminator at flyweight. In a fight that has potential to be fight of the year, the young Ayala looks to force himself into the World scene against former 108lbs champion Alvarado. I think this may be a bit to early for Ayala, and with Alvarados championship experience I can see him winning an extremely tight fight on the cards. My bet for the contest is Alvarado to win on points at 6/1. Quite honestly a ridiculous price.
Over to Australia and Tim Tszyu makes the first defence of his WBO title against top 5 154 pounder Brian Mendoza. Mendoza is coming off a huge knockout against unbeaten Sebastian Fundora, however before that point in the bout he was getting comprehensively out boxed. I see Tszyu doing similar, however with his more polished work and extra spite behind his shots I see him breaking Mendoza down. My bet for the contest is Tszyu to win in rounds 7-12 at 7/4
Now to Texas. In quite possibly the most one sided unification bout on paper ever, Janibek Alimkhanuly takes on Vincenzo Gualtierri for the WBO and IBF middleweight titles. Gualtierri, frankly is not a world level fighter and won the title against Falcao earlier this year more through persistent low blows and the referee in his home country of Germany turning a blind eye to them. I see Janibek being dominant and stopping Gualtierri. He may see out the first few rounds but Janibek will eventually get to the German. My bet is Alimkhanuly to win in rounds 5-8 at 21/10
Keyshawn Davis takes on the tough Nahir Albright in Texas. I see David taking a similar approach to his previous fight against Patera and not put himself in any trouble, comprehensively outboxing the thought Albright, who has gone the distance with bigger punchers like Jamaine Ortiz. Keyshawn Davis to win on points at 8/15
- Alvarado to win on points at 6/1
- Tszyu to win in rounds 7-12 at 7/4
- Alimkhanuly to win in rounds 5-8 at 21/10
- Keyshawn Davis to win on points at 8/15