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Is a Bet on Eric Molina to Beat Anthony Joshua a Smart Wager?

Joshua vs Molina 2016

He may be one of the biggest boxing underdogs in recent memory, but a bet on Eric Molina this weekend may just be the best wager you can make.

The IBF heavyweight championship of the world is on the line this Saturday. The champ, Anthony Joshua, will look to extend his 17-fight win streak against tough American standout Eric Molina. The betting odds set by NetBet Sportsbook are already set, so who should you bet on?

It’s no surprise that Joshua is entering this fight as a massive betting favorite. After making UK gambling news by winning the Gold Medal at the 2012 Olympic Games, he has been on an absolute tear in the pros, going 17-0 with every single victory coming via TKO or KO. His level of competition thus far in his career may not be the elite of the elite, but he has easily dispatched everyone in his way with ease. Joshua’s odds to win this weekend are currently set at an incredible 1/1000.

Not many boxing experts could have predicted Eric Molina would be fighting for the IBF heavyweight title. He has had a solid career, but tough KO losses to Chris Arreola and Deontay Wilder seemed to put an end to his hopes for a belt. Two wins after the aforementioned loss to Wilder, he is back in the top contender slot, but is coming into this fight as a massive underdog. With NetBet Sportsbook odds of 17/1, a bet on Eric Molina here is certainly risky, but could earn you serious money if he can get the victory.

Bet on the Joshua vs. Molina Undercard

Before Joshua and Molina square off in the ring, two rivals with considerable experience will slug it out. Dereck Chisora and Dillian Whyte have talked considerable “smack talk” to each other over the past year, and on Saturday the winner may find himself facing Joshua in the near future.

Dereck Chisora UK boxer

Dereck Chisora is coming into this fight against Whyte as the significant underdog (photo: skysports.com)

Dereck Chisora began his record with an impressive 14-fight win streak, but he struggled once matched up with the top fighters in the division. Since 2011, he has lost twice to Tyson Fury, once to Vitali Klitschko, and recently to Kubrat Pulev. A win here is vital to his career, so you can bet on Dereck Chisora coming out looking for the KO win. Chisora’s odds to win are currently set at 12/5. Chisora may be an underdog, but a bet here is not nearly as risky as a bet on Eric Molina.

Apart from a 7th round KO loss to Anthony Joshua, Dillian Whyte has been nearly flawless in his career. He boasts a record of 19-1 at the moment, and has won three straight since his loss to the champ. It’s extremely possible he will once again face off with Joshua if he can beat Chisora in impressive fashion. Whyte’s odds to win this weekend are 1/4, according to NetBet Sportsbook.

Will you bet on Eric Molina this weekend? Who do you think wins on the undercard? Tell us what you think by leaving a comment below, and make sure to check out GamingZion’s list of online sportsbooks in the UK to find all the best websites for betting on boxing!

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