All or Nothing – Previews and Predictions – Bellew, Smith & Fielding.

Liverpool’s Tony Bellew, Callum Smith, Rocky Fielding and Matchroom’s newest addition Martin Murray all return to the ring at the Echo Arena in Liverpool this Friday night. The event will be shown live on Sky Sports from 7.30pm.

Here is a preview, prediction and betting tip for each of the main bouts.

Callum Smith Vs Christopher Rebrasse

Callum Smith takes on France’s Christopher Rebrasse for the vacant WBC Super Middleweight title as he also looks towards a big September domestic showdown with Rocky Fielding.

Rebrasse will best be remembered on UK shores for his European title fight against George Groves last year, Rebrasse took Groves the distance and made the fight competitive in spots. Eventually losing 118-110 x 2 and 117-111 on the cards.

Rebrasse proved against Groves he is a tough out with a good chin so if Smith can stop his man in spectacular fashion this Friday night, it will be a solid statement that he is ready for bigger names.

Smith is heavy favourite to beat Rebrasse at 1/20 with Rebrasse as long as 11/1, I actually think the fight may be more competitive than those odds suggest, however I still expect Smith to prevail.

I am backing Smith to have to go the 12 round distance to earn a unanimous victory on the scorecards. A Smith decision win is generally 13/8 in the market however Ladbrokes have a Smith unanimous decision at 11/5. That is my play.


BETTING TIP – £20 on Smith by unanimous decision 11/5 Ladbrokes.

Tony Bellew Vs Ivica Bacurin 

Bellew continues his journey at cruiserweight following his Sky Sports PPV win against Nathan Cleverly back in November 2014, since then Bellew has taken some time out to try his hand at acting in the new Rocky film ‘Creed’.

Bellew will have to face a late replacement in Ivica Bacurin after his original opponent Lubas Suda pulled out, Bacurin has a record of 22 wins (12 KO’s) 7 losses (2 by KO) and 1 draw.

According to the bookmakers Bucarin has little to no chance as a 22/1 shot, with Bellew 1/100 odds on, that might be a little generous to Bellew but realistically he shouldn’t be losing this fight.

Bucarin however, has shown he can hang around with capable opposition, he went 12 competitive rounds with former world title challenger Francesco Pianeta last year and went 7 rounds with Dmitry Kudryashov. Those that don’t know of Kudryashov as of yet, he is a devastating puncher and looks a beast. Bacurin is the only fighter to take him past 6 rounds.

In that sense Bacurin has shown he has some toughness and I will be surprised if Bellew blows him out early doors, I think it will either be a late stoppage or points win in this 10 rounder for Bellew.

With a Bellew KO/TKO win just 2/7 I think the value lies in a Bellew decision win at 11/4 down at Betway.


BETTING TIP – £20 on Bellew by decision 11/4 Betway 

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Rocky Fielding Vs Brian Vera 

The more tougher fight to predict as Rocky Fielding takes on Brian Vera, both fighters can be a little hit and miss, however both on their day can win this fight.

Fielding is coming in off the back of lacklustre performance against Olegs Fedotovs while Vera struggled to win a round against Willie Munroe Jr.

A career high pay day for Fielding against Callum Smith down the line should keep him motivated, he has made weight and looks in shape which wasn’t the case against Charles Adamu in a commonwealth title bout last year.

The bookmakers have Vera as a live dog at 5/2 but I favour fielding in this he should be able to see off Vera via a points win or late stoppage. There isn’t much value in backing Fielding by points at 6/4 so I am going to have a tickle on a Fielding second half stoppage at 3/1.


BETTING TIP – £10 on Fielding in rounds 7-12 3/1 at Sky Bet