BOXING Analyst Nick Monday (@ NM_Sport ) shares his thoughts on betting on Saturday's battle between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder.
Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury | Sunday 10th October 2021, 05:04 am | BT Sport Box Office
The epic Saturday night trilogy is finally out in the martial arts capital of the world. After Tyson Fury (31 - 0: 1, Deontay Wilder (42 - 1: 1, 41 KOs) in the same city in February 2021, they meet for the third time early Sunday morning.
At Friday's weigh-in, Wilder (9/4) posted his career-heavy 365 pounds, but we've never seen him perform with that extra weight before. This could potentially affect the explosiveness and speed he relies on to detonate his right hand. Wilder fired his coach after the second fight and is now coached by Malik Scott, the man he knocked out when they fought in 2014.
Fury's preparation wasn't perfect, but he has a physical and psychological advantage. The "gypsy king" has something to lose in this battle, so he has no motivation. Now he knows that he can both outgoing messages and stop Wilder, waiting for him to make another stop (21/22).
After a careful start, Fury will begin to exert competent pressure and will try to intimidate the American in the middle rounds, setting up a finish between 5-8 rounds (7/2 - SkyBet ).
In the second fight, Fury got a point deducted for hitting Wilder quite sharply after Kenny Bayless called them to a break. As a result, the Briton scored five points deducted for 33. Today's referee Russell Mora is known for scoring points without warning, so Fury should play as a side interest to deduct a point at 9/1.
Frank Sanchez vs Efe Ajagba | Sunday 10th October 2021, 04:00 | BT Sport Box Office
In the duel of the main support, two undefeated super heavyweights appear. Frank Sanchez (20 - 0, 15 KOs) comes in as a favorite 4/7 with Efe Ajagba (16 - 0, 12 KOs) at 17/11. There are 29 KOs in 33 fights between them, so I'll be short and sweet.
We saw Ajagba swing and touch the canvas before against apprentice Iago Kiladze in 2020, so Sanchez's stop is appealing. at 2/1. Given the amount of energy these two are holding, the main choice here is combat, not distance (17/20 - BetVictor ).
Brad Foster vs. Jason Cunningham | Saturday, 9 October 2021, 22:00 | BT Sport
Headlining the Queensberry map in Birmingham is a stunning heavyweight title fight for the UK, European and Commonwealth titles.
As a former world kickboxing champion, Brad Foster (15 - 0-2, 5 KOs) has no amateur boxing experience and had to learn on the job. Winning the British and Commonwealth belts in just 17 fights is impressive, but left-hander Jason Cunningham (30-6, 6 KOs) looks set to be his toughest challenge.
Both men are not known for their strength and they mentioned that it can last for a long time, so they are only offered 2/5 to hear the last call. With his impressive pace of work and hometown support backing him up, Foster is set to win a competitive fight on the scorecard here (5/4).
There are a couple of draws on his track record, so given Cunningham is in a confident mood after upsetting Gamal Yafai earlier this year, a draw could be worth a small win ( / 1).
Liam Smith vs Anthony Fowler | Saturday, 9 October 2021, 22:04 | DAZN
Sadly, UK fighting game fans will have a battle tonight and the second screens will definitely be in use around 11pm. Matchroom promotes the local Liverpool derby as Liam Smith (30 -3-1, 17 KOs) meets Anthony Fowler (17-1, 13 KOs).
Smith (8/15) is a former world champion and has shared the ring with quality opponents over the years. There is no shame in losing to Canelo Alvarez and Jaime Mungia on the road. Fowler (6/4) was a good amateur but might not hold up against a more experienced person
... After Smith was robbed in cards against Magomed Kurbanov in Russia five months ago, I expect him to bite in the teeth. If Beefy hasn't aged overnight, he should have enough to beat Fowler on the cards in a short 11/4. Not to mention that this will be the first round of competition, Smith's stoppage between round 9 - 13 is also tempting ( 5/1 - SkyBet ).
Brad Foster vs. Jason Cunningham - Brad Foster on points (5/4 Rate )
Liam Smith vs. Anthony Fowler - Liam Smith on points (13/4 Betfred )
Frank Sanchez vs Efe Ajagba - Fight not to leave the race (20/20 BetVictor )
Frank Sanchez vs Efe Ajagba - Frank Sanchez KO / TKO (2/1 Betfair )
Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury - Tyson Fury by KO / TKO (22/22 888 )
Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury v Tyson Fury Round 5-8 (7-2 SkyBet ).