Category Archives: Boxing

Veteran Boxers Due an Indian Summer in 2022

5 Jan , 2022,
A. J. Riot

The New Year was seen in by two veteran heavyweights treating their fans to a slugfest, as the betting favourite Luis Ortiz recovered from two knockdowns to defeat Charles Martin. At 42-years of age Ortiz showed that there is still plenty of fight in the old dog yet, delivering for oddschecker free bet users who’d backed him to KO the one-time Anthony Joshua victim. Even if his punch resistance appears to be on the wane, with Martin putting him down with an innocuous jab at one worrying point in the contest, Ortiz will still be given more than a puncher’s chance by bookies against whoever he happens to face next.

Ortiz has now set himself up for bigger and better fights in 2022, with some of the top contenders likely to fancy their chances against the veteran Cuban. Here we cast an eye over other elite level veteran boxers who may just be about to have an Indian summer to remember this year; putting father time back in his box for at least another twelve months.

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Some Memorable Boxing Matches In Las Vegas

27 Oct , 2021,
A. J. Riot

Floyd Mayweather has made Las Vegas his home, both personally and professionally, and when he is billed to fight there, he brings a larger-than-life sense of excitement and electricity to a town that is already larger than life.

Vegas is color, excitement, and lights, and it is no wonder that it is the boxing capital of the world. From the days of Mohammed Ali and Sugar Ray Leonard, the Strip has hosted a number of stunningly memorable matches.

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David Haye is Back; and He Wants to Fight Tyson Fury

13 Sep , 2021,
A. J. Riot

We are seeing a wave of old boxing talent get back into the ring and showcase their skills once more. Of course, one of the main reasons they do this is money, however one fighter to do it recently has gone a step further, to call out one of the biggest fighters in the world.

David Haye returned to the ring for an exhibition event against Joe Fournier, a fight that took place on a card in Florida. It wasn’t the only bout to feature former boxers, with the headline act being former champion Evander Holyfield, who was beaten by Vitor Belfort.

Most of these battles feature two ex-fighters going against each other, but now Haye wants to take his fighting to the next level. Not only by going up against one of the best heavyweights in the world right now, but also calling out someone who is known to not back down from a challenge.

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What Now for Team GBs Olympic Medal Winning Boxers?

Sep , 2021,
A. J. Riot

Team GB walked away with a fantastic haul of boxing medals from 2020, with six in total. This was the most since 1920, when boxing was an Olympic sport, but very different to what we see today, with fewer nations taking part.

The haul was impressive, and instantly Team GB boxing will be looking to build on what they have done for three years from now, when they contest the Olympics in Paris, in 2024. We don’t often see too many boxers returning for future games, each cycle is about inspiring the next generation of talent and hoping that some more world class competitors come through the ranks.

These boxers will have a lot of eyes on them, as people follow their career path after watching them at the Olympics.

What comes next is still to be determined, but those who turn pro will be the ones attracting the most interest. Some may even go elsewhere, potentially into the world of MMA, if they want to try something away from boxing, but still use some of their skills. Should they do that, betting would be available on their fights and this guide to betting on MMA is ideal for those who want to get involved.

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Logan Paul: Who should he fight next?

27 Jul , 2021,
A. J. Riot

Having fought against Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather almost two months ago, there will be a number of questions about who Logan Paul will face next inside a boxing ring.

Admittedly, his exhibition match against Mayweather was considered rather disappointing by many boxing fans, with many booing at the end of the contest, but Paul did manage to last the full contest without being stopped in the eight rounds that the bout lasted for.

The legendary boxer had praised Paul for his efforts at the end of the contest, however the YouTuber was left feeling rather questionable after the fight as he had been wondering whether ‘Money’ had let him survive the contest.

Nonetheless, that match is in the history books and he will now look to see what brother, Jake Paul, does when he meets former UFC welterweight champion Tyrone Woodley in Cleveland, Ohio, in August. It could be a good night for the brothers, as the latest Unibet IN odds have Jake coming out on top.

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Does Jake Paul Stand a Chance Against Tyron Woodley?

26 Jun , 2021,
A. J. Riot

Tyron Woodley

YouTube star Jake Paul has carved something of a career for himself in the world of boxing. To date, Paul has contested three bouts and won them all, defeating fellow social media influencer AnEsonGib, former NBA star Nate Robinson and retired MMA fighter Ben Askren. All three victories came via knockout.

Now, however, he will face his biggest task to date as he goes toe to toe with another veteran of martial arts – ex-UFC fighter Tyron Woodley. Those keen to lay a wager on the match would do well to pick up some tips about UFC betting on, but does Jake Paul have what it takes to maintain his unbeaten record come August?

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What next for Billy Joe Saunders after Defeat to Canelo Alvarez?

19 May , 2021,
A. J. Riot

It was hard to tell how much damage Billy Joe Saunders had after Canelo Alvarez had unleashed an extremely powerful uppercut to the Englishman’s right eye during their middleweight unification fight. Over 73,000 spectators in the AT&T Stadium in Texas, many in the arena believed that a significant blow had indeed been landed.

All It Takes Is One Punch

It was only after both fighters came out of their clinch that the worst-case scenario for Saunders had been confirmed. The 30-year-old’s eye closed up within seconds and his cheek appeared to be slightly caved in. Admirably, that didn’t stop Saunders from finishing the rest of the round before heading back to his corner to tell his trainer Mark Tibbs that he could no longer see. Team Saunders was left with no other option than to inform the referee that the Englishman was unable to continue. Jubilant scenes then followed in the ring as Alvarez was awarded the WBO super middleweight title by way of TKO. Meanwhile, Saunders was immediately transported to a local hospital in Dallas for emergency surgery as this post-fight report from officially confirms.

It was a harsh end for Saunders, but he knows as much as anyone how tough this division can be. That’s not to say that the 30-year-old was ahead in the bout, all three judges had Alvarez winning the fight at the time of the stoppage, but he was boxing intelligently and avoiding most of the Mexican’s power shots.

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Super middleweight king Canelo Alvarez ready for Saunders test in Texas

6 May , 2021,
A. J. Riot

Pound for pound, no boxer is currently more highly rated in the fight game than Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez. Nevertheless, on Saturday he faces arguably one of the toughest bouts of his illustrious career. Billy Joe Saunders will be a hugely difficult opponent, in a contest that has three of the four major super middleweight belts up for grabs.

For anyone looking to bet on the Saul Alvarez v Billy Joe Saunders fight, the latest 3/25 pre-fight odds are strongly in favor of the Mexican. Meanwhile, the undefeated British boxer is being priced as a 5/1 shot, which points towards a potential upset if he emerges victorious. Whatever the outcome, this certainly promises to be an enthralling contest between two great boxers.

This fight is the latest for Alvarez in his quest to become the undisputed super middleweight champion. He currently holds the WBA, WBC, and Ring Magazine title belts in this division. If he can beat current WBO champion Saunders, the 31-year-old Mexican will then go after the IBF title, held by American boxer Callum Smith.

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Could We See Francis Ngannou Vs Dillian Whyte After Both Recorded Spectacular Wins?

31 Mar , 2021,
A. J. Riot

There was growing speculation in 2020 that fight fans would be treated to a sensational showdown between Francis Ngannou and Dillian Whyte after the two got into a war of words. Indeed, once again, giants from the octagon and boxing ring would come together to shake the very ground we stand on. To those that are on the outside of fighting circles, there may be some confusion as people try to make out what the difference is between MMA and boxing, and why this would be such a unique event?

They may seem like similar sports on paper, but at the same time, they are also worlds apart. It’s a bit like baseball and cricket, badminton and tennis. Perhaps the best example is that of the NFL and AFL which seem alike and are often confused for being the same thing. But this article on how the two sports differ will give you a detailed breakdown of the crucial distinction and comparison between the American and Australian sports. Punters will notice that the gear the players wear is slightly different, similar to the main contrast of boxing and MMA.

In boxing, the gloves weigh 8-10 ounces whilst in MMA they register just 4-6 ounces. Additionally, the different shapes of the playing area is one of the key differences between the NFL and AFL, notably, that is the main distinction between boxing and MMA as well. In this instance, it’s unclear as to where the fight would take place, either the eight-sided octagon or the four corners of the boxing the ring, either way, there is a strong desire to see it happen.

Indeed, the animosity between the two is still there, but interestingly, their career prospects have both dramatically increased after spectacular recent wins. Ngannou was able to brutally knock Stipe Miocic out to claim the UFC heavyweight championship of the world out. Meanwhile, Whyte avenged his initial loss to Alexander Povetkin in just four rounds, setting up a showdown with current WBC champion Tyson Fury.

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Top 4 Craziest Boxers

27 Feb , 2021,
A. J. Riot

Professional boxing has always been famous for madmen! Some boxers shocked the audience with their actions in and out of the ring. What’s more, they drove their fans crazy even more than winning with popular slots or driving fast sports cars. Here are 4 craziest boxers.

Mike Tyson

Too much has been said and filmed about the antics of this boxer. A boxer who in the past was called the most dangerous man on the face of the earth! His opponents just lost to him before the fight! And his bad antics, such as fights, scandalous incidents, jail, and many other actions, like a magnet attracted the audience even more!

But luckily Mike was a changed man with a great family and kids. He completely rehabilitated himself in the eyes of the fans. Tyson is truly a living legend of boxing!

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