David Haye v Tony Bellew – The Odds
It’s arguably the most anticipated Brit on Brit scrap since Carl Froch beat George Groves at Wembley, with similar levels of bad blood.
In the one corner, David Haye. He has superior speed, skills, is slightly bigger and is more athletic, reasons behind his 1/9 price. But before you throw all your money on the Hayemaker, there are some serious questions. Firstly, he hasn’t had a ‘competitive’ fight in five years. Since his comeback from retirement he has fought twice but neither went to a third round. So there must be an unknown, even in the ultra-confident David Haye’s mind about how he’d fare if Bellew can take him deep into the fight. On top of this, he’s had a last minute injury scare, which hopefully doesn’t jeopardise the fight, if you ask Bellew he’ll tell you Haye was getting his excuses in early.
In the other corner, Tony Bellew is at his career peak, after stopping Junior Makabu at his beloved Everton’s Goodison Park in May. He’s an outright 5/1 underdog but if he can survive the first few rounds where Haye will be at his explosive best then we’re into unknown territory where he has every chance.
These two don’t like each other, but if you put the press conference verbals (and a little more) down to selling a fight, then they’re doing a good job.
Pick of the Odds
As is often the case in boxing, you’ll have to search a little deeper than the outrights to find some value.
Bellew has said himself Haye is most dangerous early doors. We’ve pulled out David Haye to win in the 3rd Round at 6/1.
If he can get out of those early rounds unscathed a juicy price of 16/1 awaits anyone brave enough to back Bellew to win in rounds 7-12.
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