It’s an exciting time to be a boxing fan with the older Klitschko brother seemingly set to relinquish his heavyweight title and British boxers fighting for major belts left, right and centre.
Add to this the fact that Floyd Mayweather is just four fights away from retirement – thereby triggering a race to find the new pound-for-pound king of boxing – and pugilism lovers have never had it so good.
Here at news.bwin.com/en/, we just couldn’t ignore the resurrection of this once great sport and have begun offering market leading odds and special offers on all the biggest fights.
We start this weekend with a fight involving a man being tipped by many to take Mayweather’s crown after ‘Money’ has hung up his gloves: Gennady Golovkin.
‘Triple G’ has an unblemished record of 27 wins, with 24 of those victories coming by way of KO, and his recent three-round destruction of the usually durable Matthew Macklin sent shockwaves around the middleweight division and boxing as a whole.
Indeed, such was the ferocity of the rib-breaking body shot that finally floored Macklin that it has become difficult for Golovkin’s handlers to find a man willing to share the ring with him.
The fighter charged with this unenviable task on Saturday night is Curtis Stevens. The New York native will have home advantage and also has a KO record that would suggest he has at least a puncher’s chance against his Kazakh foe.
So let’s break the bout down and peruse the fantastic odds and special bets on offer for this mouth-watering slugfest.
We should start by stating the obvious: this fight is not going the full 12 rounds. Both men are brutal punchers.
Golovkin effortlessly creates super-human power in both hands whereas Stevens has a rocket launcher of a left hook.
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The problem Stevens has is that he’s not just facing a fellow slugger who’ll give him chances to do damage on the inside.
Instead, he’s facing a crack former amateur who has the skills to keep the shorter armed man at long range, rendering his mid-range hooks ineffective.
Stevens just doesn’t have a jab to compete with Golovkin’s and failing the early stoppage, I can see GGG steadily breaking his man down before taking him out in the middle rounds.
We have a slew of bets available to back this theory.
The bout to go less than seven rounds is available at 1/2 and for the fight to be won between rounds fives and eight, we’re offering 33/20.
Alternatively, if Stevens follows through on his promise to take it to Golovkin early doors, then maybe we could see a first-round knockdown, which is handily priced at 19/4.
Of course, the safest bet to make would be for the heavy 9/100 favourite to win by KO but at 3/20, there’s little value to be had there.
Those who love an underdog are well catered for, with Stevens a huge 10/1 to win by KO (6/1 to win by any means) and with his devastating power, maybe he is worth a punt at those odds.
Either way, the combination of our new boxing betting offers and a fight that promises to deliver exhilarating action means that fans of the sport will be the real winners this weekend.
Look out every week for more market leading odds and offers on the noble art!