Callum Johnson v Artur Beterbiev Odds and Predictions
In a battle of undefeated fighters, we see England’s Callum Johnson v Artur Beterbiev from Russia, fight for the International Boxing Federation World Light Heavyweight Title.
The fight takes place on October 6th at the Wintrust Arena, Chicago, USA.
Making up for lost time
In an exclusive interview with Ringnews24, Callum Johnson opened up on his life struggles which saw the death of his father and a lengthy absence away from the ring.
“After I won the Commonwealth title I had a bit of down time, I lost my dad. It sort of hit me and I had three or four months, I was down in the dumps and didn’t know what I was doing with my life.
“I then got back in the gym and was due to fight but I got an injury and another injury, so injuries have kept me out for the last 10 months,” added Johnson.
Johnson was out of the ring for 18 months and on his ring return he faced friend and British champion, Frank Buglioni.
The fight only lasted 91 seconds – Johnson caught Buglioni cold in the opening minute which saw lots of shots land before the champ hit the canvas after just 70 seconds. After the count, Buglioni looked shaky and it didn’t take long for Johnson to land again before referee Victor Loughlin jumped in to halt the proceedings.
The new British champion Johnson remained undefeated and moved to 17-0.
Head to Head
Artur Beterbiev’s record stands at an impressive 12 wins from 12 fights, with 12 KO’s. Beterbiev remains undefeated and no fighter has managed to see the final bell. In his last fight Beterbiev won the vacant International Boxing Federation World Light Heavyweight Title when he stopped Enrico Koelling in round 12.
Undefeated underdog, Callum Johnson, will go into the fight full of confidence after picking up the Lonsdale title in his last fight. His record currently stands at 17 fights, 17 wins with 12 coming by stoppage. Challengers such as Frank Buglioni, Willbeforce Shihepo and Norbert Szekeres have all failed to take that 0.
Both fighters are aged 33-years-old. Stats show that the power seems to lie with Beterbiev; he has 12 stoppages from 12 fights – a KO percentage of 100. Johnson has same amount of stoppages but has also had more fights, meaning a lower percentage of 71. According to BoxRec, Beterbiev is the eighth best light-heavyweight in the world, with Johnson sitting at number 21.
We have gathered the best odds and markets around to help you make that Winningsportsbet.
Beterbiev v Johnson Odds
Beterbiev v Johnson – Win Fight Outright
Both fighters come into this fight with bags of power; Beterbiev and Johnson have a combined knockout percentage of 171 percent from 200.
Bookmakers have made Beterbiev favourite and you will find odds for a Beterbiev victory ranging from 1/6 to 1/9. Underdog Callum Johnson odds range from 4/1 to 5/1.
Backing the underdog will return more money for each pound staked. Bet365, 888 Sport and Unibet are offering odds of 5/1, meaning a £100 bet would return a total of £600. The same bet at Ladbrokes would return just £500.
If you are going to put your money on Beterbiev we recommend opening an account at Ladbrokes at 1/6. If you pick the underdog Johnson we suggest Bet365, 888 Sport or Unibet who would return you more winnings for each pound staked.
Beterbiev vs Johnson – What round will the fight end?
Beterbiev has boxed 43 rounds in 12 contests; on average that’s a stoppage every three and a half rounds. Ladbrokes offer odds of 9/1 for Artur Beterbiev to win in round three. A £50 bet would return a total of £500.
Johnson has boxed 54 rounds in 17 contests; on average that’s also a stoppage every three rounds. Betting with the underdog produces greater odds. Ladbrokes and William Hill offer odds of 40/1. A £50 bet would return a total of £2050 – This could be the bet that sees you win a lot of money!
Round by Round
|Artur Beterbiev Round 1 – 12/1||Callum Johnson Round 1 – 50/1|
|Artur Beterbiev Round 2 – 9/1||Callum Johnson Round 2 – 40/1|
|Artur Beterbiev Round 3 – 8/1||Callum Johnson Round 3 – 40/1|
|Artur Beterbiev Round 4 – 8/1||Callum Johnson Round 4 – 40/1|
|Artur Beterbiev Round 5 – 9/1||Callum Johnson Round 5 – 40/1|
|Artur Beterbiev Round 6 – 10/1||Callum Johnson Round 6 – 40/1|
|Artur Beterbiev Round 7 – 12/1||Callum Johnson Round 7 – 50/1|
|Artur Beterbiev Round 8 – 14/1||Callum Johnson Round 8 – 50/1|
|Artur Beterbiev Round 9 – 16/1||Callum Johnson Round 9 – 50/1|
|Artur Beterbiev Round 10 – 18/1||Callum Johnson Round 10 – 66/1|
|Artur Beterbiev Round 11 – 20/1||Callum Johnson Round 11 – 80/1|
|Artur Beterbiev Round 12 22/1||Callum Johnson Round 12 – 100/1|
The above odds are from top bookmaker, William Hill.
Beterbiev vs Johnson – Draw
Beterbiev vs Johnson – Method Of Victory
We have compiled the best odds after comparing various online bookmakers.
Artur Beterbiev by Decision or Technical Decision – Ladbrokes is offering odds at 7/2.
Callum Johnson by Decision or Technical Decision – 16/2 can be found at Ladbrokes.
Beterbiev vs Johnson – Specials
Ladbrokes has one special on offer and it really does suit this fight as we see two big hitters go toe-to-toe.
Johnson has stopped six opponents in round one; his opponent Beterbiev has three stoppages in the opening round. If you believe the fight could be over in round one, 8/1 can be found at Ladbrokes.
Odds of 1/25 are available after round 1.
*** Note odds correct as of October 2, 2018.
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