Mike Dallas Jnr v Lucas Martin Matthysse – 26th January (UK early hours)

This is an interesting match up with most expecting Dallas to get blown out early doors, of course that is a very realistic possibility when your up against a beast like Matthysse.

However i dont see it necessarily being the case. Dallas is trained by one of the best defensive trainers in Virgil Hunter and i see him as a much improved fighter beginning to find himself.

I believe he has enough about him to slick his way through any early onslaught from Matthysse, and possibly even do well in the early rounds much better than people expect, (thats providing he doesnt get caught with some fight ending shot), which again is possible.

This is a difficult one to play, because Matthysse is massive favourite at 1/33, however i see a couple of plays i like in this fight. You can get even money on the fight going over 5.5 rounds and also a fairly reasonable 14/5 on Matthysse ending this fight in the 7-12th round and i think these represent decent enough value.

ATR’s bets – £50 on the fight going over 5.5 rounds evens at sky bet.

£25 on Matthysse rounds 7-12 14/5 ladbrokes