By Vincent Dunne
We all access this site because of our collective love of the “Sweet Science”. I try to use my knowledge to make TV events a bit more fun while alleviating the local friendly bookies of some of their ill-gotten gains! I have been charged by the editor of this site to make some money for his good readers, so that is what this column will aim to do any time there is boxing on TV. We will start with a virtual pot of €250 we’ll see if we can turn it into an extra few quid for Christmas!
So as there is lots of boxing on this weekend, I’m going to find lots of good bets for you! – or at least that’s the plan. Despite the fact there’s lots of boxing this weekend, the betting options don’t look that good – or that was the case until I did a bit more digging!
The fight I’m looking forward to the most at the weekend is the all-Liverpool clash between Rocky Fielding and Callum Smith. Ever since I saw Callum Smith for the first time I’ve said that he’s a future World Champion. Fielding is an excellent clash at this stage of his career and, to be fair, I’m a bit surprised he took the fight. I thought he might avoid it and go after it when Smith had a World title so I give him fair dues for manning up and putting his cajones on the table!
On the fight itself, as stated, I can’t see past Smith. He’s too technical, hits too hard, and has the far better engine. However do O think the most likely thing is that he’ll stop Fielding? Well at odds of evens I certainly dont! That’s why my few shillings will be on Smith to win an easy points decision in the region of 117-111.
For the rest of the night’s action nothing is jumping out at me, so the sensible thing is not to have another bet – Wrong! It would be a very boring betting column if O didn’t suggest any bets so godammit if we have to throw a load of them together that’s what we’ll do (I really want to get the pot up, because on Nov 21 I’ll be throwing the kitchen sink on two boxers!). So flip it, we’ll just lump the ones I think are sure to win with two others that are a wee bit dodgy and well get the odds up.
Bet 1 Callum Smith on points 30@ 7/4 to bring back 82.50
Bet 2 ricky burns, tim bradley, ohara davies, jamie kavanagh, callum smith, scott cardle and then the 2 iffy tom doran and frederick lawson
keep the stakes sensible so 15 @7/2 to bring back 67.50