2017 is shaping up to be a great year in boxing. There are lots of fights that will happen later in the year that haven’t been confirmed just yet. But even just looking at the fights that are already set in stone, there is a lot to look forward to, especially if you’re looking to place a few bets. Here are 5 boxing events that you won’t want to miss this year.
In recent times, there haven’t been many fighters bigger or better than Wladimir Klitschko. The man is a real powerhouse, and at times it’s been hard to imagine him being knocked down.
But maybe Anthony Joshua can be the man to do it. He’s certainly a rising star in the world of boxing, and many people expect that he’s only going to keep getting better and better. It’ll be very interesting to see where the bets get placed.
When Joseph Parker comes up against Hughie Fury, he’ll be fighting to defend his WBO heavyweight title. It promises to be one of the most appealing fights on the calendar for 2017. Lots of people rate Hughie Fury, cousin of Tyson Fury, very highly indeed. At the moment, it’s looking close, and that means there will be a chance for gamblers to make some good money on this one if they swing behind the right fighter.
What could be more exciting that watching the two best Mexican boxers fighting today taking each other on in the ring?
Well, in May, that’s exactly what we’re going to see when Saul Alvarez and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. go head to head.
The safe money is on Alvarez, but plenty of people will fancy the chance of winning big by backing a surprise win for Cesar Chavez Jr. One thing’s for sure; you won’t want to miss it.
Josh Warrington will be fighting Kiko Martinez in his home city of Leeds, and that’s just one of the things that should make this an interesting bout.
Martinez shouldn’t be underestimated because he has won four of his last six fights coming into this one, so he might cause problems for Warrington.
It’ll be an interesting fight to watch, so make sure you catch it when it’s broadcast if you’re not able to be ringside.
This fight will be Gervonta Davis’s first defence of his IBF super-featherweight title. Davis is known for delivering brutal knockouts, and that’s why he’s become known simply as The Tank.
But what does his opponent, Liam Walsh, have to offer? He’s certainly going to be a plucky contender, and if you like what you’ve seen of him so far, it might be a good idea to place a bet. He’s certainly not going to be the favourite, but he could upset the odds.