Day 3 of the AIBA World Amateur Boxing Championships sees three Irish in action – and all three are big favourites.
First up at 5:15pm Irish time is Belfast light flyweight Brendan Irvine against Turkey’s Muhammet Unlu (odds – 7/2). The Wee Rooster is 1/6 to win and this may be a just little too short for our liking.
Immediately after Irvine is captain Mick Conlan at 5:30pm Irish time. The Belfast bantamweight is just 1/7 to win against Brazilian two-time Olympian Robinelson Viera (odds – 4/1). While these odds are probably fair for the Olympic gold medal hopeful, they are useful only as an accumulator-filler.
Last up at 6:30pm Irish time is middleweight Michael O’Reilly, and yet again there are relatively wide odds to be had on the Midlander. In our eyes, O’Reilly will be the biggest favourite of the three Irish when he takes on Australia’s Daniel Lewis (odds – 9/4) – however he is only a 2/7 favourite for what looks like a banker.
Among the other nations in action today, we really like the look of the 6/5 odds on Britain’s Pat McCormack. The light welterweight takes on former Dean Walsh-conqueror Vitaly Dunyatsev of Russia (odds – 8/13) – but go quick, as this fight is during the afternoon session which starts at 1pm Irish time.
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