Jermall Charlo v Antwone Smith – 9th August

I have just noticed Smith drift out to 6/1 at Bet365, i think the reason is perhaps he has now come in overweight for the third fight in a row weighing just shy of 160 for a 154 fight, its not a good sign but still 6/1 seems a little off to me as Smith is a proven spoiler and is facing a relatively untested prospect in Charlo. 

I think Charlo has the edge here but i still see Smith well in this fight and i certainly dont see Smith as a 6/1 shot despite the weight issues as he has good technical ability a sound jab and can counter well, in Charlo he will probably have an eager fighter looking to impress and i believe he has a style that can nullify Charlo somewhat.

Perhaps as a 3/1 or even 4/1 shot i would pass but at 6/1 Smith may just be worth a shot but of course stake accordingly. 

ATR’s Bet – £20 on Smith 6/1 Bet365 (refund in the event of a draw at 365)