Boxing fans in for a treat over the next 3 months
David Price, Carl Froch, Danny Garcia and Sergio Gabriel Martinez are all in action over the next few months and any Boxing fan will be anticipating fireworks in the coming weeks
Back in 2008 Price was a bronze medallist in the Olympic games. He turned professional the following year and is unbeaten in his 15 fights, winning 13 by knockout. Most Price fights have been very short, with none of the past seven going beyond the fourth round, including an 83-second victory over Audley Harrison.
The Bookmakers see David Price Vs Tony Thompson as being a one-sided encounter with Price currently at odds of 1/12 to continue his rapid progression up the Boxing ladder.
Sergio Martinez Vs Martin Murray takes place on the 27th April 2013 and Martinez’s Ring and WBC Middleweight titles will be on the line. "On the line” in theory only perhaps, given that 30-year-old Murray is ranked by bookies as a 5/1 shot, whilst the favourite can be backed at a mere 1/9, both with bets.co.uk The outsider is travelling a long way from his home in the North West of England to fight in the champion’s native Argentina and many fear it will be a journey made in vain.
The very next day, we will see Danny Garcia Vs Zab Judah. The fight is now set to go ahead in the early hours (UK time) of the 28th April in Brooklyn, Judah’s home town, with the WBC, WBA (Super) and The Ring light welterweight titles at stake.
Garcia is the holder and overwhelming favourite, priced at just 1/8, with his older opponent at a huge 5/1, both with bets.co.uk. The bookies’ choice was born in Philadelphia to Puerto Rican parents and at just 24-years-old (he will be 25 in March) is already drawing comparison to the Caribbean island’s greats such as Felix Trinidad and Carlos Ortiz.
For UK Boxing fans, the "main event" on this four fight schedule will almost certainly be Carl Froch Vs Mikkel Kessler on Saturday 25th May.
Froch, the IBF world champion, is set to face the Danish WBA supremo in London in what is sure to be an explosive battle. The first time the pugilists met, Kessler, fighting on home soil in Herning, won a unanimous decision to inflict a first professional defeat on his opponent.
The defeated Nottingham fighter said, "I don't want to make a mockery of anything but I feel if it was at home in my town, the decision would have gone the other way." The O2 may not be in Nottingham but Froch, 37 in July, is sure that home advantage will be enough to swing this clash his way.
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