There are already a number of major fights scheduled to take place this year. Here are 3 of the best boxing bets to make in 2017.
2016 saw some boxing stars emerge, and legends fall from grace. Now, a number of important fights are set to take place in 2017. Let’s take a look at some of the best boxing fights you can bet on this year with NetBet Sportsbook.
Wladimir Klitschko vs. Anthony Joshua
It’s been more than a year since Wladimir Klitschko suffered an upset defeat to Tyson Fury. That fight was one of the most anticipated of 2016, and most online sportsbooks in the UK had the Ukrainian as the betting favorite.
Fury entered the bout with supreme confidence, and used his length to keep Klitschko at distance, coasting to a unanimous decision win. Since then, Fury has been stripped of his title, and Klitschko will take on Anthony Joshua.
There may be no boxer as feared as Anthony Joshua. The 27 year old English fighter is a perfect 18-0, with every victory coming via stoppage. In his most recent fight, he absolutely dominated Eric Molina before getting the TKO stoppage in the 3rd round.
Picking either man in this one could be one of the best boxing bets to make in 2017. NetBet Sportsbook lists Joshua as the considerable betting favorite with odds of 10/27, while Klitschko enters as the boxing underdog with odds of 9/5. This is classic up-and-comer against the veteran, and will take place on April 29th at Wembley Stadium. Who are you picking?
Gennady Golovkin vs. Daniel Jacobs
One of the best boxing bets to make in 2017 is on the winner of the upcoming matchup between Gennady Golovkin and Daniel Jacobs. This fight will see one of the most talented boxers in the world take on a relatively unknown fighter with a lot to prove.
Gennady Golovkin is an absolute monster. He is arguably the most decorated amateur boxers in the world, with over 350 fights and a silver medal at the 2004 Summer Olympics. Since making his professional debut in May of 2006, “GGG” has gone 36-0, with 33 wins coming via KO or TKO. Golovkin has barely had a challenge inside the ring, but is facing a serious threat this March.
Standing across the ring from Gennady Golovkin will be Daniel Jacobs, a New York native with an impressive 33-1 record. Jacobs has been on a year since losing to Dmitry Pirog in 2010, winning twelve straight fights, all by stoppage. Most boxing betting experts feel Jacobs is not quite on Golovkin’s level, but anything can happen, and Jacobs can certainly make UK gambling news with a win.
Looking to bet on Gennady Golovkin vs. Daniel Jacobs? The odds are already set, and unsurprisingly, Golovkin is entering as the considerable betting favorite with odds of 2/25. Jacobs comes in as a massive underdog with odds of 21/4.
David Haye vs. Tony Bellew
The biggest boxing grudge match of 2017 is between David Haye and Tony Bellew. Both men have talked a considerable amount of trash heading into the fight, and fans of UK boxing can hardly contain their excitement.
Haye is a former heavyweight champion with a current record of 28-2. He took a nearly four year hiatus from the sport after defeating Derek Chisora, but returned with a vengeance by winning two straight fights via TKO.
Tony Bellew has been a busy man over the past several years. In May of 2016, he won the WBA cruiserweight title, and defended it 6 months later with a KO victory over BJ Flores. Bellew has the type of style to give any fighter trouble, but will likely be the smaller man against Haye.
You can’t make a list of great boxing bets to make in 2017 without listing this matchup between Haye and Bellew. Both men truly dislike each other, and are both known for their exciting styles. The Haye vs. Bellew betting lines are set, and it’s the former champion Haye who is the betting favorite with odds of 2/17. Despite being the much busier fighter, Bellew is the boxing betting underdog here with odds of 19/4.
What do you think are the best boxing bets to make in 2017? Who will win in the matchups we listed? Tell us what you think by leaving a comment below, and make sure to check out NetBet Sportsbook for a full list of 2017 boxing betting odds!