Category Archives: Boxing

What do the early odds reveal about a blockbuster fight between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua?

13 Sep , 2022,
A. J. Riot

The road back to the summit of professional heavyweight boxing for Anthony Joshua appeared to be a long and winding one after losing to Oleksandr Usyk. It was, after all, Joshua’s second loss to the Ukrainian in as many fights. Furthermore, following a questionable reaction to the judges’ decision to award Usyk a split decision win, it was hard to picture the Englishman in the ring anytime soon. Indeed, Joshua’s stock had plummeted to an all-time low and the future looked uncertain. That was until Tyson Fury handed Joshua the chance to return to the top of the sport.
Boxing is, of course, a game of smoke and mirrors with callouts often designed to raise the profile of an individual’s career rather than being consistently genuine. However, in this case, a fight between the Brits looks to be extremely likely after Fury’s callout given that the latest betting UK boxing odds have already given both fighters a price, with Fury at 1/4 and Joshua further out at 11/4.
Unsurprisingly, the most recent sports predictions pieces have thrown their weight behind Fury who is still undefeated in his career. In some respects though, the odds make for curious reading given the evident gulf in class between the two boxers that has been proven beyond doubt over the last few years.


At least, Joshua’s odds of 11/4 don’t necessarily indicate that he has a mountain to climb whilst the reality is that Fury would be the trickiest opponent of his career so far. Yes, that price makes Joshua the outsider but after the last 36 months that the Watford-born fighter has had, you would expect them to be considerably longer. Indeed, losses to Andy Ruiz Jr and Usyk have illustrated that Joshua has very real and exploitable weaknesses which Fury should be able to play on at will.
To a certain extent, Fury’s odds of 1/4 back that up but there is little doubt that the boxing markets are adjusting their prices accordingly to accommodate the Englishman’s inactivity given what it could mean on the night against Joshua who has remained active.
Admittedly, Fury has, with the help of his social media channels, presented an image of a fighter who regularly trains despite announcing his retirement after beating Dillian Whyte in April. There is, however, a distinct difference between being in a legitimate training camp in the lead-up to a fight and creating humorous content from the gym every few days for one’s followers.


This is where it gets interesting as the odds, as initially alluded to, have just about kept Joshua in the contest as 11/4. These prices could change as the fight, which will be potentially scheduled for the end of the year, gets nearer, but you imagine that for them to do that, Fury would have to be put through his paces during an arduous training camp.

In reality, it will come down to whether a somewhat inactive Fury can beat a faltering Joshua who will, intriguingly, be fitter. When everything is added up, this may not be as clear-cut as the boxing community is making it out to be with the odds leaving the door ajar for an upset.

Why is Las Vegas the Capital of Combat Sports?

28 Aug , 2022,
A. J. Riot

If you’ve bought tickets to see a big fight, there’s a very good chance that you’ll be heading to Las Vegas to see it. No matter whether it’s boxing, mixed martial arts, or even wrestling, there are always plenty of events taking place in the middle of the Nevada desert.

Of course, it’s not the only place you can watch fighters go toe-to-toe. There are plenty of places in the world and the rest of the United States where matches are hosted such as Jacksonville, Florida but, more often than not, the biggest bouts take place in Vegas.

Why is this and how did it happen? Let’s take a look.

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Which is Better to Watch: MMA or Boxing?

22 Jul , 2022,
A. J. Riot

Mixed martial arts gave the combat sports scene a major shot in the arm when it emerged in the mid-1990s. Boxing, which had long ruled the fighting landscape, would mostly dismiss its more brutal counterpart until the UFC was able to establish itself as a legitimate organization. Since MMA has emerged past its “human cockfighting” origins and developed into a more established sport, its popularity has grown.

But much like with anyone making Premier League predictions, there is plenty of debate about whether MMA has passed up the “Sweet Science” as a more watchable combat sport than boxing. While both sports are full of their characters and personalities, MMA has one edge over boxing that helps make things a little bit more entertaining. The MMA world is ruled by a monopoly, the UFC, that helps bring the best competitors together. There are external forces that have crippled boxing.

Here’s what makes MMA better to watch than boxing.

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Boxing and MMA Odds Explained: Everything You Need to Know

11 May , 2022,
A. J. Riot

Introduction

This site takes great satisfaction in assisting our readers in learning everything there is to know about sports betting. Today, let’s briefly discuss boxing and MMA ( Mixed Martial Arts) odds.

If you’re new to betting, especially in MMA or boxing, you may think the entire procedure is intimidating. You’ll see all kinds of positive and negative data, which could easily turn you off. What exactly do those figures mean?

For example, bookmakers will use -100 for the favorite and +100 for the underdog. It’s perplexing, especially since your instincts tell you those fighters with the additional prefix should be considered favorites.

However, details are not as tough as they appear. We will utilize this post to teach you everything you need to learn about boxing and MMA chances. Let’s see how it goes.

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Dana White unconvinced by Francis Ngannou & Tyson Fury hybrid MMA fight speculation

10 May , 2022,
A. J. Riot

We’ve been there before, so if current UFC Heavyweight Champion Francis Ngannou and reigning WBC Heavyweight Boxing Champion Tyson Fury get their own way, we’ll be there again. Just ask previous crossover combatants Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather, when their 2017 bout in Las Vegas became a license to print money.

Indeed, that will inevitably be the biggest motivation for both Ngannou and Fury, should the two get it on in the ring for a crossover encounter, as the best of MMA takes on arguably the top heavyweight boxer in the world. But when asked if it can and even should happen, UFC supremo Dana White believes it’s a “silly” idea.

Due to contractual obligations, Ngannou would of course need to seek backing from the UFC and White, although that doesn’t seem to be something the latter is willing to provide. During his appearance on the Pat McAfee Show which airs online at YouTube, White was pretty damning of the whole idea.

“F*cking waste of time, energy, and money,” said White of any proposed boxing match between Ngannou and Fury. “It’s silly, but I get it,” added the boss of UFC, clear that both fighters would only be in this for the money. This is quite a stark difference of opinion compared to 2017, when former two-division UFC champion Connor McGregor and boxing icon Floyd Mayweather were about to fight, accompanied with his own blessing.

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Latest News and Updates from the World of Boxing

16 Apr , 2022,
A. J. Riot

Boxing remains one of the top leading sports in the world and it is on course to making complete recovery after the disruptions of the Covid-19 pandemic. As we keep fairing on well into 2022, most of boxing big names are hoping to face off with their opponents. Over the past years, some amazing talents in boxing have risen out of nowhere. What do they have on offer for the year?  In this article, you are going to find out about the latest new updates from the world of boxing. Keep reading to find our more:

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How Boxing Can Help You Find Out More About Yourself and Improve Your Dating Life

15 Mar , 2022,
A. J. Riot

Are you single and seeking a partner? Have you ever considered that boxing could be the best pastime for keeping fit? If you’d like to find someone to enjoy this passion with, have you thought about joining a dating site? Digital matching services are becoming increasingly popular. You can browse profiles of other singles from your desktop. Or download a handy app to your smart device. Either way, you’ll develop the confidence to exchange messages and ultimately arranging an offline meeting. If you want to arrange discreet hook ups you could easily chat with someone you met online about boxing. In case that happens, some background to this subject would be useful.

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Shakur Stevenson, Oscar Valdez Set for Title Fight on April 30

Mar , 2022,
A. J. Riot

Shakur Stevenson and Oscar Valdez are just over a month and a half away from their April 30 title fight in the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, sponsored by Top Rank Boxing.

The betting public is getting a banger of about between the two and is sure to be active in the market for the fight. Shakur Stevenson is listed at -400 to win the fight, whereas Oscar Valdez is listed at +275 as per BetMGM.

Sportsbooks are already offering promo codes for new visitors to drum up support and participation, as seen with the Bet365 NJ bonus

“Oscar Valdez and Shakur Stevenson are the world’s best junior lightweights. The fans and the fighters demanded this matchup, and we are proud to deliver it live on ESPN for no extra charge,” Top Rank chairman Bob Arum said in February. “The winner becomes a superstar, and I know both men will rise to challenge.”

The fight will be for the super featherweight title and will serve as a unification bout.

Shakur Stevenson has been clamoring for the opportunity to fight the veteran Valdez, and now he is finally getting his shot. 

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Could Francis Ngannou really make the switch from UFC to boxing?

28 Feb , 2022,
A. J. Riot

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Two-time world heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury has continued to call out UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou, with aspirations for a crossover fight between the pair to be held sometime next year. Although Fury has been locked in negotiations over his next boxing fight with British heavyweight rival Dillian Whyte, the “Gypsy King” has maintained that he is going to “fight Francis Ngannou in Las Vegas next year”.

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What Is the Path to Becoming a Professional Boxer?

1 Feb , 2022,
A. J. Riot

What Is the Path to Becoming a Professional Boxer?

It is known that the professional boxing arena is the main source of income for boxers. As a rule, they take part in professional bouts. As for amateur boxing, they start at a young age and are allowed to take part in competitions from the age of ten. Boxers can become professionals at the age of eighteen.

When dreaming to become a professional boxer one must remember that boxing is a very dangerous and brutal sport. Very often athletes risk their health very much. That is why it is necessary to make a well-considered and conscious decision to take up a boxing career. Of course, there is a lot of money and for many people, it’s a temptation, but only a few people manage to achieve great results.

So, where do you start to become a professional boxer?

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