Billi Facundo Godoy Vs Mateo Damian Veron – 19th July 2013

Location – Estadio Ruca Che Neuquen, Neuquen, Argentina

This is an Argentinean middleweight dust up between domestically ranked 3rd and 4th middleweights in Argentina, Godoy is a fairly heavy favourite given his record 28-1 vs Veron’s 17-8 and looking at the records through numbers you can figure.

However i think we will have a closer contest than the odds suggest as i think Veron’s record is deceptive due to a tough road he had from a young 19 year old and the lessons learnt from the tough road are now coming to fruitition as he has vastly improved only losing twice in 15 bouts since early 2011 once to a legitimate world title contender in Javier Francisco Maciel (that loss was marginal) and then a dubious Majority decision loss to Jorge Sebastian Heiland which was avenged in his last outing.

Both have a common opponent in Sergio Jose Sanders, Veron stopped Sanders by a TKO in the 8th round, whereas Godoy lost a split decision recently (although he did stop Sanders in the 5th round in 2011).

Point is this fight could come down to who wants it more on the night and at 10/3 ill take a chance on Veron pulling off the upset.

ATR’s Bet – £30 on Veron 10/3 Bet365