The focus is put on female boxing this weekend as fighting sensation Katie Taylor returns to the ring looking to enhance what has already been a thrilling career. She steps into the ring against Christina Linardatou and the pair will battle it out over 10 rounds at the Manchester Arena. Here are our top Katie Taylor v Christina Linardatou betting tips and predictions.
A Closer Look
The fight has an advertised start time of 22:00 GMT and you can follow a blow-by-blow account live on Sky Sports. This will be an interesting fight from start to finish but you can spice up your viewing with a financial interest. Back the winner of the bout or push your luck and aim for a better price by predicting the method of victory – knockout or points.
Katie Taylor will duck between the ropes with a professional record showing 14 wins from as many contests. She has managed just six knockouts during that time, however, resulting in a 42% KO average. Taylor has power but she prefers to rely on her natural boxing skill and movement. The Irish fighter will aim for more of the same here.
Go the Distance
The Bray native is the hot favourite to collect win number 15 and there’s no more than the 1/20 served up by Bet365. That tells us exactly what traders expect here. Christina Linardatou is as big as 12/1 and the draw can be backed at 28/1 in places.
There’s more in the method of victory and the smart money in this bout looks to be in backing the points win for Taylor at 2/5 with Bet365. The stats make that worth an interest play. Keep it simple and hope Christina Linardatou has the ability to take this one the distance.