BetVictor Sportsbook offers the following odds:
- Josh Taylor to win: 1.167
- Ryan Martin to win: 4.5
A defeat for Josh Taylor in the first round of the WBSS is indeed unthinkable for many of his fans. He is listed by the online sportsbook betting sites in the UK, as one of top contenders to win Muhammad Ali Trophy this season. Taylor is among the top four seeds in the tournament, and he got the chance to select the undefeated Ryan Martin to be his opponent. He seems to be very confident to win the fight, but we think a record of impressive knockouts deserves betting on Ryan Martin to outbox Josh Taylor at the venue where Taylor has grown to be the Money Man to beat.
Is Taylor Overlooking Martin?
It is hard to say whether Josh Taylor really underestimates the strong fighter that he picked up for the first round of the WBSS. However, such move puts the WBC Silver Super Lightweight Champion at a great risk to drop out of the tournament at an early stage, especially that Ryan ‘Blue Chip’ Martin stands with a great record of (22-0, 12 KOs) at the age of 25. Martin’s record should be alarming to Josh Taylor who had only 13 pro fights so far, with 11 KOs.
According to online sportsbook news in the UK, Ryan Martin became professional fighter in 2013, and in just 5 years, he managed to make an impressive record back home. This year alone he knocked out Luis Florez and easily outpointed Breidis Prescott. A win against Josh Taylor among his home fans, will put the American underdog on a path to glory.
Josh Taylor Is At His Prime
Josh Taylor is no less the young fighter who very much deserves to have a world title shot in the super lightweight division. This year in June, the Tratan Tornado met against the former world champion Viktor Postol. He made his mark in the 10th round by knocking Postol down with a perfectly timed left hook, to win with unanimous decision.
Josh Taylor is no. 2 seed in the tournament and he will fight at SSE Hydro, the venue of his last two wins and his 2014 Commonwealth Games gold medal win. He is obviously the favourite at Betvictor Sportsbook with odds at 1.167. Yet with all of IBF/WBA and WBSS Ali Trophy on the line, we expect Ryan Martin to come in with his best performance. Choosing the American undefeated underdog when betting on Josh Taylor vs Ryan Martin, could be a profitable idea with odds at 4.5.