Gambling enthusiasts have taken notice of the heavyweight fight on the undercard of Dillian Whyte vs Joseph Parker on July 28. They are betting on the Dereck Chisora vs Carlos Takam bout because online sportsbook sites in the UK are giving similar odds for both contenders even though boxing experts suggest Takam has significantly better chances.
Bet365 Sportsbook, for instance, is offering 1.66 for Takam’s victory and 2.10 for Dereck “Del Boy” Chisora’s. That evaluation might be influenced by the fact that the stakes will be very high for both boxers. As promoter Eddie Hearn put it, “for Del Boy, it’s a real last chance saloon at World level and for Takam it’s a chance to push for another World title shot after a strong showing against AJ.”
Why betting on Dereck Chisora vs Carlos Takam is safe
While Takam’s above-mentioned defeat to Anthony Joshua was somewhat controversial (it was stopped prematurely in the tenth round just as Takam was starting to adjust to his opponent and even won the ninth round in the opinion of The Guardian), Chisora’s latest loss (to Agit Kabayel) was a clear case.
There are other signs that Chisora is a bigger underdog than his 2.10 betting odds would suggest. As Dellboi’s Boxing News pointed out, while Chisora’s strategy has always been to come forward and apply pressure, lately that pressure has become aimless. By contrast, Takam is a more versatile fighter who can adjust his tactics to his opponent.
Since Takam also has superior technique, Chisora’s best bet seems to be fighting in close quarters. However, neither does that option seems too promising because Takam is rather elusive on the inside. As if that wasn’t enough, Takam will also have a reach advantage: while there is little difference in the contestants’ heights, Takam has longer arms.
Since Chisora will be at a disadvantage in so many areas, it is safe to bet on the Dereck Chisora vs Carlos Takam bout. Don’t hesitate to exploit the 1.66 betting odds that Bet365 Sportsbook is offering!