Deontay Wilder Vs Siarhei Liakhovich – 9th August 2013

Betting Tip, preview and prediction

Wilder is currently unbeaten with 28 fights and 28 knockouts, the American is quickly building a reputation as a devastating puncher after dispatching all his opponents within 4 rounds, many didn’t see the end of the 1st.

However questions still remain over the level of opposition Wilder has faced to date, with Audley Harrison arguably his most notable opponent to have shared a ring with the young prospect.

Liakhovich is a fairly inactive veteran who actually held the WBO Heavyweight title briefly with a win over Lamont Brewster in 2006, Brewster had actually won the title off Wladimir Klitschko by 5th round TKO in 2004. However in his next fight he lost the title to Shannon Briggs by a 12th round TKO despite leading marginally on all judge scorecards going into the final round.

As you can see Liakhovich has been about and achieved in the sport, but that was then and this is now and i feel the wheels came off a long time ago since 2006 Liakhovich has only had 6 fights losing 4 of them, Robert Helenuis and Bryant Jennings recently stopped the Belarusian.

Its the loss and its manner to Jennings that concerns me the most, Liakhovich looked sluggish and a much faded fighter and i don’t see Wilder having any major issues here, but this is heavyweight boxing and strange things do happen.

Its a tough fight to bet as Wilder is 1/5 just to get the KO/TKO but i do see a little value down at Paddy Power Wilder is 6/4 to win in rounds 1-3 and i can see him getting Liakhovich out of there fairly early.

Perhaps 6-7 years ago i would see it differently but i just see Liakhovich as too faded and inactive to deal with the fresh and young punching power of Wilder.

ATR’s Bet – £20 on Wilder rounds 1-3 6/4 Paddy Power