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The UK boxing scene has been quiet over the last few weeks, with Chris Eubank Jr vs Conor Benn called off and nothing of note last week. It doesn’t happen too often, but followers would have welcomed the short break and are now looking to dive back in at the deep end. Thankfully, there’s plenty to entertain those passionate about prize fighting with a stacked card held at Wembley Arena in London.
Eddie Hearn for Matchroom Sports brings us another competitive evening of professional boxing from the capital. The programme includes three title fights with no fewer than six belts up for grabs. That includes four versions of the women’s world lightweight title. The star attraction sees Katie Taylor defend her belts against Karen Elizabeth Carabajal of Argentina in what is certain to be another blockbuster. Expect early fireworks in that one.
As is often the case when KT is in action, there isn’t much betting value around. The average odds on a Taylor win sits at around -2000. There is no point in getting involved there, as the risk is too high. Would you gamble $20 to win $1, knowing this is the most unpredictable sport and anything can and often does happen? Too much risk is involved, so we will happily avoid a bet on Taylor. Don’t worry; we have found our loyal followers a cracking bet that will ensure an entertaining evening. Read on as we take you through the Jordan Gill v Kiko Martinez bout.
Odds for this match taken from Caesars Sportsbook
The pre-fight betting odds listed in the table above have been lifted from the Caesars Sportsbook app and are correct at the time of writing. If you intend to bet on this contest, we would advise doing so with this online betting giant, as they offer all new players a welcome bonus free bet. This can be used on your sport of choice, and there’s plenty to choose from this weekend. Caesars also have the best odds on boxing.
Traders have this marked down as a competitive contest but price Gill as the betting favourite to continue his recent good form. He is -350, which tells us anything less than a strong win for the Englishman over Spain’s Cinderella Man would be a shock. The odds are a little tight if you place a wager on Gill as a single, but they’re strong enough to add serious weight to your weekend multiples, such as Parlays.
You may prefer to take a stab at higher odds, and there are a few ways you can do this. Backing former world champion Martinez – a man with a recent reputation for upsetting the odds in this part of the world. There are also specials markets where attractive odds can be found for backers of the favourite. Have your say on several intriguing betting options, including winning round and total rounds, to be knocked down but win. There is an abundance of ways you can make this contest more interesting.
This will be a great fight, but the bookies have it close to perfect. We wouldn’t argue with the fight-winner betting, meaning there’s little room for value. Our resident boxing expert, Frankie Monkhouse, is picking Gill to claim a win that will boost his stock and delight his army of followers. How he’ll achieve the victory is where the good odds can be found, and that’s when our boxing expertise comes into play.
Gill heads into this contest with a professional record showing 27 wins against one draw and a single defeat. The loss on his card was inflicted by Mario Enrique Tinoco in Nottingham back in 2019. He was stopped in round eight that evening after being dropped three times. His opponent weighed almost half a stone heavier, so we won’t get too carried away with that result.
The draw came against Alan Isaias Luques Castillo at the Echo Arena, Liverpool, last December after the fight was called in round three due to a head clash that caused a cut to Gill and was affecting his vision. A draw because of a cut and a loss against a heavier opponent. Jordan could be heading in as an unbeaten fighter with more luck. Thankfully, he’s not a fighter to dwell on the past.
Kiko Martinez is as tough as they come and boasts a recent win over Kid Galahad. He is a former IBF world featherweight champion but lost his belt to Josh Warrington, with the Leeds Warrior scoring a fantastic seventh-round TKO. That defeat took the Spaniard’s record to 43 wins, 11 draws and a pair of defeats. Five of his losses have come by knockout or stoppage, and he has lost three of his last seven.
Gill has won only eight times by KO/TKO in the past, although his last two haven’t bothered the scoring judges. That was the draw in round three and then a ninth-round stoppage win over Karim Guerfi in London for the European title earlier this year. His previous three wins came on the scorecards, and with Martinez known for his fitness and determination, we’re backing another long night.
Take Jordan Gill to win on points at odds of -120 on the Caesars Sportsbook. That will, at the very least, give you a run for your money on fight night, and it’s a prediction we give with confidence. Kiko isn’t an easy man to shift, but he is 36 years old and beginning to slow. Gill will find his range early and encouraged by a large support inside the venue, he’ll go through the gears and bank the middle and late rounds. This should be a comfortable points win, if the Brit does what’s asked of him by his coaching team.
|Fight||Gill vs Martinez|
|Location||Wembley Arena, London|
|Date and Time||Saturday 29th October, 22:00 GMT|
|How to Watch||Live on DAZN|
Former professional boxer at the world-famous TRAD TKO Gym in London, I am now a full-time freelance content writer, pundit, and podcast contributor working with some of the biggest names in the sports betting industry. I love boxing, football's most successful team Glasgow Rangers, and horse racing. Email: [email protected]More info on Frank Monkhouse
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