Previews and Tips – Weekend Round up – Inc. Joshua, Campbell, Sturm, Smith, Buglioni

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Previews and Tips

Weekend Round up – Other notable bouts

It’s a big weekend of boxing with plenty of fights in the UK and America, and as such here is a short round up of all other notable fights where we feel there is value to be had and provide us with potential betting opportunities.

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ANTHONY JOSHUA VS RAPHAEL ZUMBANO LOVE 

PREDICTION – JOSHUA TKO3 

Anthony Joshua gets a fight in before his step up fight against Kevin Johnson on 30th May, he goes in against Brazilian Zumbano Love, Love has a modest record with 10 defeats but has been in with some reasonable opposition Eric Molina and Shannon Briggs to name a couple of experienced foe.

Love is quite cagey and is certainly not the worst opponent Joshua has been in with, it may take Joshua a couple of rounds to get to him, Love has never been stopped before the 6th round and only stopped 3 times in 47 fights.

BetVictor have 11/10 for the fight to go over 1.5 rounds, there looks to be value in that if you ask me.

BETTING TIP – £20 on the fight to go over 1.5 rounds 11/10 BetVictor 

FELIX STURM VS FEDOR CHUDINOV

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Felix Sturm goes in against up and coming unbeaten Russian prospect Fedor Chudinov, Chudinov is only 12 fights into his professional career but is coming in off the back of an excellent amateur career.

Chudinov has looked impressive so far with 10 stoppage wins in 12 fights but this is a significant step up in the paid ranks, even if Sturm has been on the slide.

I don’t see anything breathtakingly special about Chudinov and Sturm impressed me against Stieglitz in his last outing, I still think Sturm has enough about him and I can actually see Sturm surprising a few people in this one and at 10/3 I am going to back him a stoppage win.

PREDICTION – STURM TKO8

BETTING TIP – £15 Sturm by KO/TKO 10/3 Paddy Power

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LUKE CAMPBELL VS ABOUBEKER BECHELAGHEM

PREDICTION – CAMPBELL TKO5

To be honest I haven’t found any footage of Bechelaghem so this is somewhat a stab at potential value and a boxrec pick, It is highly likely Campbell gets the stoppage here he looks much the bigger man let alone he is going to be vastly superiorly talented.

However the French fighter has gone the distance in all his contests and this is only an 8 rounder, I think 15/2 might be worth a little dabble for a Campbell decision win.

BETTING TIP – £5 on Campbell by decision 15/2 Paddy Power 

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CALLUM SMITH VS OLEG FEDOTOVS

PREDICTION – SMITH TKO3

Fedotovs is already known on the UK boxing scene after fights with Rocky Fielding and Chris Eubank Jr, he was stopped in 2 by Eubank Jr but managed to go 8 rounds with Fielding before dropping a wide decision.

I think this is a straight forward win for Smith and he should have his man out of there by the 5th round, Boylesports have the fight to go under 5.5 rounds at 5/6 which looks a decent bet to me.

BETTING TIP – £25 on the fight to go under 5.5 rounds 5/6 Boylesports 

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FRANK BUGLIONI VS LEE MARKHAM 

PREDICTION – MARKHAM SD 

The bookmakers have this fight wide with Buglioni 1/6 and Markham 11/2 but I actually see this as a close fight and it wouldn’t surprise me if Markham pulled off an upset.

Markham at 11/2 looks a no brainer if you are looking for a value play this weekend.

BETTING TIP – £10 Markham to win 11/2 Betfair