Although the storyline is there, don’t bet on Tony Bellew vs. Dillian Whyte taking place anytime soon, as Bellew is currently looking for bigger matchups.
Upcoming boxing matches in 2017
- Vasyl Lomachenko: 1/20 vs. Jason Sosa: 9/1
- Anthony Joshua: 2/5 vs. Wladimir Klitschko: 15/8
- Kell Brook: 1/1 vs. Errol Spence Jr: 4/5
Not long after Tony Bellew shocked the world and made UK gambling news with a historic upset over David Haye, one of the top British boxers competing began calling him out. According to Dillian Whyte, Bellew is a “fake heavyweight.”
Bellew famously moved up from cruiserweight to take on Haye, and despite coming into the fight as a massive underdog according to sites like Bet365, he managed to stop Haye in the 11th round. Tony is now recovering from a hand injury sustained in the bout, and has dismissed the challenge from Whyte.
“All I will say is, why I am going to go from fighting the former undisputed cruiserweight champion of the world, the former heavyweight champion of the world, to fighting someone who got knocked out for a British title?” Bellew told Sky Sports. There would certainly be fan interest, but don’t bet on Tony Bellew and Dillian White fighting in 2017
Upcoming fights to bet on
It seems unlikely that Tony Bellew will be competing inside the ring anytime soon, but members of Bet365 can place a number of bets on some major upcoming boxing fights. On April 8th, Vasyl Lomachenko will be taking on Jason Sosa for the WBO junior lightweight title. Lomachenko is widely considered to be one of the top boxers in the world right now, and is the significant betting favorite with odds of 1/20. Sosa has a solid record and is a hard hitter, but he’s facing an uphill battle here and is a major underdog with odds of 9/1.
Later in the month, two of the best heavyweights in the world will clash. Anthony Joshua will be looking to record his 19th straight KO against former champion Wladimir Klitschko. Joshua is younger, faster, and more technical, and is a significant betting favorite according to nearly all online sportsbooks in the UK with odds of 2/5. Klitschko is still one of the craftiest fighters at heavyweight, but is a serious underdog here with odds of 15/8.
Don’t bet on Tony Bellew vs. Dillian Whyte going down this year, but luckily for UK boxing fans a number of other interesting bouts will be taking place. Do you think wins the two fights we listed? Tell us in the comment section below, and make sure to head to Bet365 for a full list of 2017 boxing betting odds.