Terence Crawford Vs Yuriorkis Gamboa – Preview, prediction and betting recommendation

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Terence Crawford Vs Yuriorkis Gamboa 

Preview, prediction and betting recommendation 

A very intriguing fight taking place at lightweight tonight as Terence Crawford defends the WBO lightweight title he won against Ricky Burns earlier this year against undefeated Cuban Yuriorkis Gamboa. 

Gamboa also a standout amateur was being touted as a potential pound for pound superstar 3 years ago but inactivity and only 2 fights in nearly 3 years has somewhat slowed down the Gamboa journey and he will need a win this weekend to get everyone’s attention once again.  

Crawford also an accomplished amateur has shown enormous potential so far and looks like he could be a star of the future, he has an excellent defence with a well rounded skillset and is a dangerous counter puncher with a 70% KO/TKO ratio.

Gamboa is also a highly skilled fighter with speed and explosion, who as it happens has an identical record as a professional to Terence Crawford both have 23 wins with 16 coming by knockout. Gamboa will be the more aggressive fighter who will come forward throwing combinations.

Crawford the bigger man will look to utilise his size and reach advantage by keeping Gamboa on the end of his punches, he will also do well to mix up his punches to keep the Cuban thinking. 

I will be honest I had Crawford winning this when the fight was first announced, and i still do but I did jump ship to Gamboa momentarily during the week and i think that reflects what an absolutely intriguing bout this and i cant remember one quite so exciting at lightweight for a while. 

But I am settling on a Crawford win most likely by decision but with 11/10 being quite short there is a bet at Paddy Power that looks good to me they have Gamboa to be knocked down at 11/5 and considering he has been down a few times in his career against lesser opposition than what Crawford should offer I think there is some value there. 

Also looking at some other bet’s for tonight there is a play I like over in Dominic Republic in Darleys Perez who fights Argenis Lopez for the WBA world lightweight interim title, Perez some may remember gave Gamboa problems and Lopez has not really been tested by anyone of note yet, I see it as a 50/50 bout but Perez can be had for 7/4 at most bookmakers, i think that is worth a play.

Also those looking for a multiple bet tonight could take this double of Gamboa to be knocked down and Matt Korobov Vs Jose Uzcategui to go the distance which pays 5/1 at paddy power. 

Boxing Tipster’s Bets: 

BET 1: £25 Gamboa to be knocked down 11/5 Paddy Power 

BET 2: £20 on Darleys Perez 7/4 Paddy Power (stick £1 on the draw to cover) 

BET 3: £10 on Gamboa to be knocked down and Matt Korobov Vs Jose Uzcategui to go the distance 5/1 Paddy Power