We have a reduced service in the world of boxing as the sport enters into a brief summer break but there’s enough going on this weekend to hold the attention of fight fans. Michael Conlan faces Diego Alberto Ruiz over 12 rounds in Belfast with WBA Inter-Continental and WBO Inter-Continental titles on the line. Here are our top Michael Conlan v Diego Albero Ruiz betting tips.
A Closer Look
Conlan enters the fight with a proud unbeaten record showing 11 wins from as many starts with six of his victories to date coming inside the distance. The Belfast born featherweight divides opinion amongst the boxing public, but he seems a man destined for bigger and better things. The 27-year-old will be desperate to prove it with a big win and impressive performance in his home city this weekend and he’s expected to get it.
Bookmakers have thrown the weight of their support behind Michael Conlan and price him up as hot favourite in the fight winner market. Those looking to back him to get the job done will have to make do with the 1/50 being offered out. There’s no value in that price, of course, meaning backers will be forced into the method of victory.
Method of Victory
You’ll find more punter-friendly quotes there and Conlan to send out a message of intent with a seventh knockout win of his career is 2/1 at Bet365. The points cheer can be backed at 4/9 with the same firm and that’s worth a second look when remembering the jolly has won each of his last two on the scorecards. Will we see a hat-trick? We don’t believe so and Michael winning courtesy of the stoppage is our best bet of the night. Ruiz is a tricky customer who will come to win.