2012 Betfair Prizefighter Light Middleweights III TipsBoxing Betting Tips
Saturday November 3, York Hall, Bethnal Green
This Saturday sees the return of the exciting Betfair Prizefighter competition, with the light middleweights taking centre stage. Eight fighters will battle it out for the prestigious title and with the introduction of a £2,000 knockout bonus, the action is sure to be more exciting than ever before.
Last month saw outsider Terry Flannigan take the £32,000 first prize and that goes to show how open this format is and it’s not always the favourites that come out on top.
Scotsman Craig McEwan heads the betting at odds of 7/4 and is arguably the classiest fighter in the field. He’s spent the majority of his career in the States and has a number of high profile fights under his belt. McEwan looks a worthy favourite and definitely possesses the necessary ability to beat any of the other seven fighters in the line up.
Another Scot ranks as the third favourite, with Kris Carslaw available to back at the 7/1 mark. Carslaw has sixteen victories to his name, and just two defeats. His match with Brian Rose in the summer went all the way and a reproduction of that level of form would see him do very well in this competition.
Another interesting contender is the rookie Larry Ekundayo. He’s only had two pro fights thus far but made arguably one of the best professional debuts of recent years when beating Ben Deghani. Although the 11/4 on offer may look a little short considering Ekundayo’s inexperience, he looks one of the most exciting prospects in the game and it would be no surprise to see him in the final.
Curtis Valentine is one fighter in the line up that will certainly be trying to take advantage of the knockout bonus. He has ferocious punching power and while he may not be the most technically gifted of the eight competitors, he can definitely cause a stir.
For me, the value lies with Kris Carslaw. He really impressed me with his never say die attitude during his points defeat against Brian Rose and I expected him to be a fair bit shorter in the betting. That was only the second defeat of this Scotsman’s career and I feel he has the right profile for the Prizefighter format.
Betfair Prizefighter Light Middleweights III Odds (Prices from Betfred)
McEwan, Craig 6/4
Ekundayo, Larry 11/4
Carslaw, Kris 7/1
Valentine, Curtis 10/1
Vaughan, Peter 12/1
Mansouri, Navid 12/1
Toms, Ryan 18/1
Carruthers, Terry 25/1
Reserve, Either 25/1