Fight Night: Boxing betting tips for Frampton and Fury
Our tipster makes his picks for the two biggest fights at Windsor Park on Saturday, along with a 5/1 Betway Boost.
Jack Green is back with his boxing tips for this weekend's fights as two former world champions return to the ring at Belfast's Windsor Park.
Carl Frampton v Luke Jackson
Saturday night’s main event is a keep-busy fight for Frampton, who won the WBO interim featherweight title against Nonito Donaire in his last appearance in the ring in April.
The two-weight world champion has fought just twice since he lost his WBA belt to Leo Santa Cruz in January 2017, and he’s currently buying time before an inevitable title shot against either Oscar Valdez or Josh Warrington.
In Frampton’s way in Belfast is Jackson, whose 16-0 record suggests he’s a better fighter than he actually is.
The Australian has never boxed outside of his home country, and has never faced an opponent even close to Frampton’s level.
Frampton will win this fight, the question is just how early.
The Northern Irishman’s last six fights have all gone the distance, but that doesn’t really do his power justice.
He is a big puncher, with 14 KO wins to his name, and has had no problem dispatching outmatched opponents early in the past.
Frampton should see off Jackson without much problem at all, and a finish between rounds four and six looks a decent bet at .
Tyson Fury v Francesco Pianeta
Having publicly announced his desire to fight Deontay Wilder in December, it’s fair to say that Fury might be taking a win for granted this weekend.
It’s hard to blame him.
Pianeta, an Italian journeyman with a 28-4 record, has nothing to threaten the former world champion.
The 33-year-old lost to Petar Milas in his last fight, and was also beaten last October by Kevin Johnson, who had won just three of his previous 10 bouts at the time.
Fury’s last fight against Sefer Seferi was a farce, with both fighters barely throwing a punch for the first two rounds before the Albanian quit on his stool after the fourth.
The Englishman will be in better shape now than he was in that June bout, and should earn a similar result with hopefully a more impressive performance.
Pianeta’s been knocked out three times in his career, and it’s hard to see him lasting long against Fury, who carries plenty of power even though his first instinct is to outbox his opponent.
Fury to win by KO is an easy win at , but there’s perhaps more value backing under 6.5 total rounds at .
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