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Boxing: Super Lightweights Tournament Tips, Odds and Predictions

World Boxing Super Series 

Boxing Super Lightweights Tips and Odds: Tournament Winner

Today we have selected top bookmaker, William Hill, to check out who is the tournament favourite and who the potential winner could be. However, we’re also going to look at what other bookmakers are offering to compare.  In the below guide we will look at the fighters’ stats, recent form and the odds available to help you make that WinningSportsBet with our best Super Lightweights tips and odds.

Regis Prograis 

To win: Regis Prograis (William Hill – 6/4)

Record: 22-0 (19 KO’s)

Knockout percentage: 86%

Age: 29

Height: 5′ 8″

Reach:  67″

Alias: Rougarou

Nationality: America

 

Form

Regis Prograis has really has come into his own in his last four fights; he therefore goes into the tournament as favourite to win the Super Lightweight tournament.

In his 19th fight, Prograis faced Wilfrido Buelvas (18-6).  The fight was over after two minutes and seven seconds as he scored a first-round KO. Next up was Joel Diaz Jr (23-0), a big step up from his previous opponent, but you wouldn’t have known that given Prograis stopped his opponent in just two rounds. If that wasn’t impressive enough, in his next fight he blew away Julius Indongo (22-1) in the second round of the scheduled 12. Undefeated Juan Jose Velasco (20-0) managed to last eight rounds with Prograis but lost via TKO.

We can see why Prograis is favourite to win the tournament: he has impressed with outstanding performances against some of the division’s big names.

If you think the American will win the tournament we suggest opening an account at either of the below bookmakers.

 

Winning Odds:

William Hill – 6/4

Bet365 – 6/4

Ladbrokes – 6/4

 

Josh Taylor

To Win: Josh Taylor (William Hill – 5/2)

Record: 13-0 (11 KO’s)

Knockout percentage: 85%

Age: 26

Height: 5′ 10″

Reach:  69½″

Alias: The Tartan Tornado

Nationality: Scotland

 

Form

Although he has only had 13 professional contests, Josh Taylor is an exceptional talent and goes into the tournament as William Hill’s second-favourite to lift the Ali Trophy.

‘The Tartan Tornado’ has already picked up some impressive wins in his short career. In his 10th fight he really came into his own when he fought and defeated Ohara Davies, a fighter who was well respected and boasted an undefeated record of 15 fights with 15 victories. An impressive Taylor gave Davies a boxing lesson before eventually stopped his opponent in round seven.

Since the Davies fight, Taylor has picked up another three impressive victories against Miguel Vazquez (30-5), Winston Campos (30-3-5) and Viktor Postol (29-1).

If you think the Scotsman will win the tournament we suggest opening an account at either of the below bookmakers.

 

Odds:

William Hill – 5/2

Bet365 – 5/2

Ladbrokes – 5/2

 

Ivan Baranchyk

To Win: Ivan Baranchyk (William Hill 5/1)

Record: 18-0 (11 KO’s)

Knockout percentage: 61%

Age: 25

Height: 5′ 8″

Reach:  67″

Alias: The Beast

Nationality: Belarus

 

Form

Baranchyk goes into the tournament as third favourite behind American Regis Prograis and Scotsman Josh Taylor. Baranchyk is from Belarus but lives and fights in America under the DiBella stable.

He is currently undefeated at 18-0 and he could be the dark horse of the tournament. In his last four fights he has defeated Wilberth Lopez (15-6) and Abel Ramos (17-1-2) by unanimous decision before facing undefeated Keenan Smith (11-0).  Baranchyk dominated against Smith and the 3 judges scored the fight wide; The Judges’ scorecards read 80-71, 78-73 and 79-72. Next up was the experienced   Petr Petrov (38-5-2), Baranchyk didn’t need the judges this time around as he went on to win the fight by TKO.

If you think the Belarusian will win the tournament we suggest opening an account at William Hill as they offer the best odds.

 

Odds:

William Hill – 5/1

Bet365– 9/2

Ladbrokes – 9/2

 

Kiryl Relikh

To Win: Kiryl Relikh (William Hill 10/1)

Record: 22-2 (19 KO’s)

Knockout percentage: 79%

Age: 28

Height: 5′ 9″

Reach:  67″

Alias: Mad Bee

Nationality: Belarus

 

Form

Relikh is one of three fighters rated at 10/1 who have an outside chance of surprising the bookmakers and fans as they fight for the chance to be crowned World Boxing Super Series Champion. Relikh is also the second fighter in the tournament representing Belarus; Ivan Baranchyk is the other fighter.

In his last four fights he has won two and lost two. He fought Joaquim Carneiro (23-7) and won in round four of the scheduled 10. He then suffered back-to-back defeats at the hands of Ricky Burns (40-5-1) and Rances Barthelemy (25-0). In his last fight, he took on Barthelemy in a rematch, successfully avenged his loss and entered the WBS tournament.

If you think the Belorussian will win the tournament we suggest opening an account at William Hill or Bet365 at odds of 10/1.

 

Odds:

William Hill – 10/1

Bet365– 10/1

Ladbrokes – 8/1

 

Ryan Martin

To Win: Ryan Martin (William Hill 10/1)

Record: 22-0 (12 KO’s)

Knockout percentage: 55%

Age: 25

Height: 5′ 11″

Reach:  N/A

Alias: Blue Chip

Nationality: American

 

Form

Martin remains undefeated at 22-0 and is available at 10/1 from William Hill.  In his twentieth fight he faced Francisco Rojo (20-2); Martin won the fight by split decision and picked up the vacant World Boxing Association Inter-Continental Lightweight title. He defended his World Boxing Council Continental Americas Lightweight title.

In his next fight he made quick work of Luis Eduardo Florez (23-8), and the fight was over after only four rounds. Next up was Breidis Prescott (30-12), a fighter who is known for stopping Amir Khan in just one round. Although Prescott, 35, isn’t the same fighter he once was, it was good test for Martin and one he overcame. Martin won the fight by unanimous decision over eight rounds; the judges scored the fight Max DeLuca 79-71 | John McCarthy 79-71 | Fernando Villarreal 77-73.

If you think the American will win the tournament we suggest opening an account at Bet365 who are unbeatable at 12/1.

 

Odds:

William Hill – 10/1

Bet365– 12/1

Ladbrokes – 10/1

 

Terry Flanagan

To Win: Terry Flanagan (William Hill 10/1)

Record: 33-1(13 KO’s)

Knockout percentage: 38

Age: 29

Height: 5′ 9″

Reach:  N/A

Alias: Turbo

Nationality: England/UK

 

Form

Terry Flanagan moved up weight and in his first fight he faced Maurice Hooker (20-0-3) for the vacant World Boxing Organisation World Super Lightweight Title. Flanagan lost the fight by split decision and question marks remain if he can mix it with the best fighters from the super-lightweight division.

Flanagan has a lot of fight experience and has boxed 190 rounds over 34 fights. He has some very good wins over Derry Mathews, Petr Petrov, Stephen Ormond, Diego Magdaleno to name a few

If you think the Englishman will win the tournament we suggest opening an account at Bet365 who are offering the most money for each pound staked.

 

Odds:

William Hill – 10/1

Bet365– 11/1

Ladbrokes – 9/1

 

Eduard Troyanovsky

To Win: Eduard Troyanovsky (William Hill 20/1)

Record: 27-1(24 KO’s)

Knockout percentage: 86%

Age: 38

Height: 5′ 8″

Reach:  69″

Alias: The Eagle

Nationality: Russia

 

Form

Eduard Troyanovsky is the oldest contender and is an interesting fighter; he also has the highest Knockout percentage at 86% along with tournament favourite Regis Prograis.

Troyanovsky has one career loss on his record and it came at the hands of Julius Indongo – he lost the fight by KO in round one. Troyanovsky is a big puncher and has stopped 24 of his 28 opponents.

In his last four fights he has defeated Keita Obara (16-1), he lost against Indongo before winning back-to-back fights against Michele Di Rocco (41-2-1) and Carlos Manuel Portillo (21-0)

If you think the Russian will win the tournament we suggest opening an account at Bet365 who are offering fantastic odds if you decide to back the 38-year-old.

 

Odds:

William Hill – 10/1

Bet365– 25/1

Ladbrokes – 16/1

 

Anthony Yigit

To Win: Anthony Yigit (William Hill 33/1)

Record: 20-0-1 (7 KO’s)

Knockout percentage: 32%

Age: 27

Height: 5′ 7″

Reach:  N/A

Alias:  N/A

Nationality: Sweden

 

Form

Anthony Yigit is the lowest-ranked contender in the tournament and at 33/1 bookmakers don’t see him as a realistic winner.  He has been accused of avoiding the likes of Josh Taylor is the past. However, by entering the tournament gives himself a chance to showcase his talent against some of the best super-lightweights the world has to offer.

Yigit doesn’t have a big name on his record and this is reflected in his tournament odds; he is currently on a win streak of 16 fights in-a-row. In his last four fights he has defeated Armando Robles (31-4-2), Lenny Daws (30-4-2), Sandor Martin (29-1) and Joe Hughes (15-2-1).

If you think the Swedish fighter will win the tournament we suggest opening an account at Bet365 or William Hill who are offering odds of 33/1.

 

Odds:

William Hill – 33/1

Bet365– 33/1

Ladbrokes – 20/1

 

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*** Note odds correct as of Sept. 26th 2018.

 

World Boxing Super Series – Schedule

 

Fight: Kiryl Relikh   v   Eduard Troyanovsky

Date: 7th October

Venue: Arena, Yokohama

 

Fight: Ivan Baranchyk   v   Anthony Yigit

Date: 27th October

Venue: Lakefront Arena, New Orleans

 

Fight: Terry Flanagan   v   Regis Prograis

Date: 27th October

Venue: Lakefront Arena, New Orleans

 

Fight: Josh Taylor   v   Ryan Martin

Date: 11th November

Venue: The SSE Hydro, Glasgow