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Boxing gambling fans have a big fight tomorrow

By mr-gambling on 2014-12-12 10:11:17

We hope that Irish sports gambling fans who enjoy gambling on boxing had a good day when Tyson Fury comfortably stopped Dereck Chisora last week. The win has confirmed Fury as the number one challenger for the WBO world heavyweight title currently held by Wladimir Klitschko, a fight which Fury hopes will take place next year. Irish boxing gambling fans will of course be aware that Ireland has never had a world heavyweight champion, a situation which Tyson Fury is confident he can change given the opportunity. Meanwhile British sports gambling enthusiasts who follow boxing will be turning their attention to Las Vegas tomorrow when Amir Khan hopes to take another step towards his goal of fighting Floyd Mayweather Jr. This is a fight which Khan must win and win well to have any chance of realising that ambition. His opponent is Devon Alexander, a former world champion at both light-welterweight and welterweight, and yet still a couple of months younger than Khan so he will be no easy opponent. Knowledgeable fans of gambling on boxing will know that Amir has only recently moved up to the welterweight division but his first fight at the weight in May was apparently quite an impressive points win where his speed was again the main factor. Most boxing pundits have Khan as favourite to win the fight, and boxing gambling fans are faced with odds of 4/11 with Paddy Power if they want to back Khan. The big question is can Khan put on a good enough show to entice Mayweather to agree to a fight in 2015, and make his dreams come true. It has to be said that several well informed pundits, including Oscar De La Hoya who is currently Amir’s promoter believe that Khan would have a chance of winning that fight if he is given the opportunity. Fans of gambling on boxing will have to wait and see.