- October 20th
- TD Garden Arena
- Boston, USA
Online sportsbook news in the United States have reported that Billy Joe Saunders (26-0, 12 KOs) is scheduled to defend his World Boxing Organization middleweight title against his WBO ordered mandatory challenger Demetrius Andrade (25-0, 16 KOs) on October 20th at the TD Garden Arena, Boston, USA. The fight will determine who will go head-to-head against the winner of Daniel Jacobs v Sergiy Derevyanchenko fight, in pursuit of unifying the WBO and IBF early next year. According to our Saunders vs Andrade betting tips, this is the toughest fight of Saunders’ three-year reign as the WBO champion; therefore, it might be a 50-50 match. Although a draw is always unpleasant in boxing for the fans, but for bettors it would be a heck of a profit.
Saunders’ First Fight in USA
Although Billy Joe Saunders is a lengthy fighter with great movement, solid defense and an aggressive offensive attack that overwhelms opponents, many argue that up until now he only faced beatable opponents, and this is the first time in his career to square off against a big tough guy like Demetrius Andrade. However, we cannot ignore the fact that this will be the fourth straight fight with Saunders defending his WBO belt.
On the other hand, Andrade will fight for the third time since 2017, and he is coming off October win over Alantez Fox. Andrade must be hungry to win the fight, as he has a big chance to put himself on the map after working his way up the middleweight division for some time. He has the size advantage and home advantage over Saunders who is fighting in USA for the first time in his career.
How Tough is Andrade for Saunders?
David Lemieux, Willie Monroe Jr., Artur Akavov – many question whether these fights were serious enough to test the 28-year-old Saunder’s pedigree.
Saunders has successfully defended his WBO belt three times in beating David Lemieux, Willie Monroe Jr. and Artur Akavov. Many doubt whether these fights and other ones were serious fights to test the 28-year-old Saunder’s pedigree. It has been argued at online sportsbook news in the United States that Saunders’ win over Andy Lee is questionable, and Saunders’ victories over Chris Eubank and Artur Akavov were fights that could have gone the other way.
Billy Joe Saunders is not the man who is feared for his punching power, as four of his last five victories have come by decision, and he has not produced a knockout since his 2015 win over Yoann Bloyer. Therefore, our Saunders vs Andrade betting tips opt for perhaps a draw with great odds standing at 24.00, according to 888sport Sportsbook. For Saunders to defend his WBO title successfully the odds are 1.60, while for the 30-year-old Andrade to ruin Saunders dreams to fight against GGG at some point the odds are 2.35.
|1.||Saunders to win||1.60|
|2.||Andrade to win||2.35|