Deontay Wilder v Tyson Fury may finally be in the books, but that does not mean boxing has gone away and with another busy weekend ahead of us, we have picked out a 12/1 treble from Saturday night’s stacked card in Frisco, Texas.
This big fight preview consists of Mikey Garcia v Jessie Vargas tips, Khalid Yafai v Roman Gonzalez tips and Joseph Parker v Shawndell Winters tips for Saturday night, and while my Garcia v Vargas tips come at short odds that make them only appealing for an accumulator, my Yafai v Gonzalez and Parker v Winters tips offer odds that also have appeal to be backed as singles.
So who should you back and what bet should place? Read on for my advice…
Mikey Garcia to beat Jessie Vargas by Decision @ 2/5
While I am backing the favourite for this fight, I have to be honest and say that I am surprised at how one-sided the bookmakers believe this fight is. Garcia is coming into this fight on the back of a one-sided blow-out at the hands of Errol Spence Jr almost a year ago, but that loss should be put into perspective because he was moving up in weight and he not be the first man or the last man to be outclassed by the supremely talented IBF champion. That defeat will leave some question marks over how competitive Garcia can be at welterweight, but he has an excellent opportunity to silence his doubters on Saturday night. His opponent, Jessie Vargas, is a former world champion and a vastly experienced campaigner at welterweight having faced some of the biggest names in the division, but his record over the past five years does not make for pretty reading – three wins, two defeats and two draws. He will have a size and reach advantage here, but I am not sold on the notion that Garcia is a spent fighter just yet. Like I said before, he will not be the first man to get outclassed by Spence Jr. I am backing Garcia to bounce back here – he will start fast, build up a lead on the scorecards and avoid getting himself in trouble in the final few rounds to get the nod from the judges.
Khalid Yafai to beat Roman Gonzalez by Decision @ 6/5
British flyweight Khalid Yafai has taken his talents abroad over the past couple of years and that has not led to a dip in results for the 30-year-old, who now boasts a perfect 26-0 professional record. His unanimous decision win over Norbelto Jimenez last June was his fifth successful defence of the WBA title and for his sixth defence he is taking on Roman Gonzalez, a former WBC world champion with a wealth of experience in this weight class. 2017 proved to be a miserable year for Gonzalez as he suffered his first career defeat and then failed to regain the WBC belt in the immediate rematch, but he has rebounded in emphatic fashion with back-to-back stoppage wins and the bookies believe he is more than capable of making it three-in-a-row here in order to become a three-time world champion. He certainly poses a major threat to Yafai, but I believe this is a test that the defending world champion will pass in trademark fashion, out-pointing the challenger on the scorecards. This tip obviously comes as part of the treble, but the odds are decent if you want to make this a single bet. If you do, just click on the box below!
Joseph Parker to beat Shawndell Winters in Rounds 3-4
2018 was a year to forget for Joseph Parker as he lost the WBO world heavyweight title to Anthony Joshua and then suffered a unanimous decision defeat at the hands of Dillian Whyte, but he has rebounded with a couple of stoppage success against lesser opposition and he should make it three-in-a-row here in straightforward fashion. Shawndell Winters was a late arrival on the professional stage so despite being 39 years old he has had only 15 professional fights. 13 of them have ended in victory, with 12 coming via KO, but most of those fights were at cruiserweight and he was knocked out early in one of them. Winters has never fought a man on Parker’s level either, so the gulf in class will be there for all to see as the former WBO champion makes quick work of this one. Just like the second leg of this treble, the price when backing this bet at a single in good too, so if you don’t want to go with the ACCA but want to back Parker to win in Rounds 3-4, just click on the box below.