Luke Keeler v Tom Doran Betting Preview

Luke Keeler seeks to avenge his sole professional defeat tonight live on Sky Sports at the Echo Arena in Liverpool.

The Dubliner faces Tom Doran in a repeat of last year’s Prizefighter semi final in which Doran prevailed against an injury-afflicted Keeler.

Matchroom head-honcho Eddie Hearn has spoken at length of his love for tonight’s fight which he views as a 50:50 affair, and their are plenty of close betting markets available ahead of the hotly-anticipated clash.

Best odds for a Keeler win are 13/8 which can be had with Sky Bet. Slight favourite Doran is best-priced with Boylesports at 7/10. A draw in the 10 round WBC middleweight International title fight is priced at 20/1 (general).

In terms of method of victory, a stoppage win for ‘Cool Hand’ Keeler is 3/1 with bet365, while a points triumph is as big as 9/2 with Paddy Power. Stoppage and points wins for Doran come in at 11/8 and 7/2 respectively (general).

For those interested in group round betting, look to Paddy Power. Here Keeler is 14/1 (Rounds 1-3), 7/1 (Rounds 4-6), 11/2 (Rounds 7-9), and 20/1 for a final round stoppage. Doran is 18/1, 9/1, 7/1, and 25/1 for the same markets respectively.

Paddy Power and bet365 are offering individual round betting, and bet365 also have an over/under total rounds market (Over 7.5 – 2/7, Under 7.5 – 5/2).

Keeler v Doran is the first live televised bout tonight at 8pm on Sky Sports 1.

Joe O'Neill

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