The largest boxing events for betting in 2015
The boxing news is always dominated for significant parts of the year by negotiations that are taking place to bring about different fights. For the past few years, the most anticipated bout in the whole sport has undoubtedly been Floyd Mayweather Junior versus Manny Pacquiao.
This year is no different – the news that Floyd Mayweather was to fight on 2nd May sparked immediate speculation that his opponent might well turn out to be Pacquiao. If this does come to pass, the fight is likely to be a betting event that will rival the Grand National in terms of interest. If you’re looking for where to bet on this, or where to bet on the Grand National 2015, William Hill is home to a great selection of odds.
The fact that the biggest name in boxing, and last year’s highest paid sportsman, fights at welterweight or light middleweight is something that is unusual in the history of the sport. Usually, the boxing headlines focus on the heavyweights. Floyd Mayweather attracting as much attention as he does is testament to his greatness as a fighter.
Over the past decade, the heavyweight division has looked a little anaemic in terms of talent when compared with the 1970s or 1990s. That might be starting to change with the emergence of some serious competition for the current champion, Wladimir Klitschko. In April, he will be facing the undefeated American challenger, Bryant Jennings at Madison Square Garden. As one of the major boxing events of the year, this is sure to be another magnet for punters.
Another match that is bound to attract betting attention, should it go ahead, is the fight between Lucas Matthyse and Ruslan Provodnikov. This is anticipated to be a closely fought affair with both fighters tending to favour attack over defence. As such, it should attract a big audience and a lot of money due to the uncertain outcome of the fight.
Having completed 18 successive knock-outs, Gennady Golovkin is one of the rising stars of the boxing world. Any fight that involves Golovkin during 2015 is bound to attract a significant amount of attention and with it, gambling money. The question is, how many fights will he actually be able to take part in? His fearsome record has led to many fighters choosing to avoid him.
Another big betting event in 2015 is almost certainly going to be the return of Andre Ward to the ring after failing to secure a fight during the whole of last year. Ward is rated by many pundits as the second best pound for pound fighter in the world behind Floyd Mayweather, so his comeback should attract major attention.
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