A busy end to the year awaits boxing fans with some huge bouts on the schedule. Early next month, we see Tyson Fury take on Derek Chisora for the WBC heavyweight world title in London. You can follow all the build-up and our fight predictions on this site nearer the time. But, until then, we occupy ourselves with the best this weekend’s schedule has to offer, with some mouth-watering bouts scheduled to be shown live on television.
Bouts of note are taking place worldwide, but this article focuses on the action from the UK, where Liam Davies fights Ionut Baluta over 12 rounds. This contest will decide the European and WBC International bantamweight titles over 12 rounds with the ringside judges on hand to choose a winner if the fight goes the distance. Davies will be backed by a capacity crowd inside the Telford International Centre, England but he faces a tough night’s work in trying to defeat Baluta and delight the crowd.
Will Davies come out on top, adding another win to his impressive, unbeaten CV? Perhaps you prefer Baluta to rise to the occasion and silence the UK crowd. Whoever you are backing this weekend, the leading online sportsbooks offer registered customers betting odds and specials. Caesars Sportsbook stands head and shoulders above the competition regarding gambling on the noble art. Their odds are better than most; in-play gambling is available, and you can cash out your wagers.
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The above table shows the odds offered by Caesars Sportsbook on the fight-winner market. This is, by far, the most popular way to bet on boxing as it’s simple, can be placed quickly and can be understood easily. All you’re doing here is predicting the outcome of the fight.
If you pick Davies to win at odds of -187 with Caesars Sportsbook and he gets the victory, the profits due from your wager will be added to your betting account. You have a one-in-three chance of getting it right and landing a profit. With this bet, you will have your stake on Davies with the draw and Baluta working against your bet.
The odds available make Davies a strong favorite for the win, with -187 up for grabs at the time of writing.
The traders believe home advantage will make all the difference and boost the chances of Liam’s hand being raised at the end of the contest. You can follow the bookies and back Davies as the favorite, or you can oppose the market and go for one of the other two options at bigger odds. Davies to win has attracted plenty of attention this week, and we expect the money to continue coming in support of the British fighter.
That means, if you do intend to back him to win the contest, it would be better to place your bets sooner rather than later as the odds will likely shorten on the approach to the first bell.
We do advise backing Liam Davies for the win, and the odds seem fair, but we’re after better. Too many predictions are done lazily. We have always found that the deeper you dig, the more valuable the treasure you will uncover. The leading sportsbooks offer dozens of markets on this bout, meaning you can look beyond the fight winner.
Do your research and marry the findings with the right market. That’s how you get the best deal possible on your boxing bets. Not everyone has the time to research a bout fully, and that’s where our team of experts comes in. Read on for our preview and predictions.
We will concentrate on the method of victory market for this bet, as that’s where the good prices lie.
With this market, you are predicting the winner and how they will achieve the result by knockout or on points, and when you do your research, a bet will reveal itself. Looking at the form of Davies, we have found a way to back him at odds that are better than you’ll find when backing him to win the bout. There is more of a risk involved, of course, as you need both the right fighter and the method of victory to land a profit.
But the rewards are worth aiming for, and that will make this fight even more entertaining.
Davies brings an unbeaten professional record of a dozen wins from as many fights. He has stopped just five of the opponents placed in front of him, and when taking a closer look at his firm on the approach to fight number 13, we note that three of those knockout wins came in a row, one after the other between 2020 and 2021.
Those KO/TKO victories came against lesser opponents Davies should be beating and probably should be stopping. But he hasn’t enjoyed an early night since the second-round stoppage of Raymond Commey last summer. That’s worth remembering, and the fact he has fought twice since increases our confidence on a points verdict.
Davies will duck between the ropes on fight night in Telford, having won each of his last two on the scorecards.
He beat Dixon Flores in Birmingham over ten rounds and then bettered Marc Leach across a dozen rounds at the same venue as Saturday. The crowd knows their fighter well and will arrive at the venue looking to play their part and cheer the fighting pride of Telford to another solid win.
Claim victory here and will help Davies wrap up the year in style while setting up some big-money fights in 2023. Team Davies plans to win on Saturday before progressing to fight one of the division’s major players for a world title.
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