Marco Huck Vs Mirko Larghetti & Badou Jack Vs Jason Escalera – Preview and Betting Recommendations.

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Another quiet weekend on the boxing front but there are a couple of bouts that catch my eye that represent betting opportunities, Marco Huck defends his WBO Cruiserweight World Title against unbeaten Italian Mirko Larghetti whilst Badou Jack will look to bounce back following his shock defeat to Derek Edwards. 

Marco Huck Vs Mirko Larghetti 

Huck looks to equal Johnny Nelsons record of 13 successful defences of the WBO Cruiserweight title against Italian Mirko Larghetti, this bout was recently scheduled for March but was rescheduled after Huck broke his thumb. 

Huck has not been beaten as a Cruiserweight for 7 years and will represent a massive step up for the Italian who has fought no one near Hucks class, but saying that the Italian looks competent, has some good movement, knows his way around the ring and can box. 

However the Italian has only been the 12 round distance once and has only been scheduled to go 12 on two occasions this could be a major factor against Huck who is known for his engine and ability to dig deep down the stretch. 

I like what I see of the Italian Larghetti, but its hard to gage how good he really is against modest opposition, but I think the Italian has enough smarts to take Huck rounds and while I do think Huck may possibly have the Italian out of there late, 5/2 offers some value on a Huck decision and that is the play I am recommending. 

Boxing Tipster’s Bet: £20 on Huck by decision 5/2 Paddy Power 

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Badou Jack Vs Jason Escalera

Jack looks to rebound following his shock 1st round stoppage loss to Derek Edward and I think this is a dangerous comeback fight for him against Escalera who is a big puncher with a decent chin. 

I think Jack may find himself in a more competitive fight than he would like, still carrying the mental scars of a brutal stoppage loss, Escalera is 10/3 outright and I think he is well worth a pop at that price. 

Boxing Tipster’s Bet: £15 on Escalera 10/3 Bet365