Undercard – Eggington Vs Foot, Jenkins Vs Nurse & Murray – Preview and Predictions

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Sam Eggington v Glenn Foot

This has potential to be the fight of the night, maybe even a FOTY contender. Both guys love to come forward and throw a lot of punches.

Foot is probably the slightly more aggressive in style, he will apply relentless pressure to ‘The Savage’ and hope to catch the young Brummy, who can at times drop his guard and take too many clean shots. So far Eggington has shown a solid chin, but Foot may be one of the hardest punchers he has faced. He cannot be complacent.

If Eggington can weather the storm I expect his engine to be purring longer than Foot’s and for him to start taking over in the second half of the fight, breaking his opponent down.

With the way these guys fight I think the safest bet is on the unders market. I’d be surprised if this fight makes it past 9 rounds, something’s gotta give.

PREDICTION: Eggington TKO8

BETTING TIP: £20 Under 10.5 rounds @ 13/8 with paddypower

Jenkins vs Nurse

Chris Jenkins Vs Tyrone Nurse

Chris Jenkins will return to the ring following a 10 month absence, the prizefighter champion has endured a bad run of injuries and an illness that postponed the original fight with Nurse, which had been scheduled to take place in April.

This is a good domestic dust up for the British super lightweight title, Nurse is tall for the weight and utilises his reach well working off the jab, he is a good boxer with solid foundations but he lacks pop and can be unravelled defensively.

In Chris Jenkins I see something special, whether the 10 month absence out of the ring will have a real adverse effect is yet to to be seen, but he really is a handful offensively and picks and times his shots so well, and he throws with intentions. Jenkins while not a devastating puncher certainly has the advantage in power and I really do like him in this fight.

I expect Jenkins to shake off any ring rust and begin to dominate Nurse, I am backing Jenkins to force a late stoppage in this one.

PREDICTION: JENKINS TKO10 

BETTING TIP: £20 on Jenkins KO/TKO 7/4 Paddy Power

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Martin Murray Vs Mirzet Bajrektarevic

Martin Murray will continue his journey at super middleweight but will face a guy who has campaigned at light heavyweight throughout his career. The Croatian Bajrektarevic has a very modest record of 14 wins and 3 losses against soft opposition and was stopped by a fading Gabriel Campillo 7 months ago, this gives us a little insight into whereabouts Bajrektarevic is.

Murray looked very good at the weight in his last outing, albeit against soft opposition. Murray imposed himself well offensively and looked to be carrying some power at super middleweight. In an 8 rounder it could be tight whether Murray can force this guy out of there or not, but I think he will.

There isn’t too much value floating about in this one though, Murray just 8/15 to get the stoppage, its too short in an 8 rounder for me so I will likely give this one a miss in terms of betting it.

PREDICTION: MURRAY TKO7 

BETTING TIP: No recommendations