The Mancunian executed arguably some of the best tactics seen in a professional boxing for a some time. It was a good start for challenger Ismael Barroso when the first bell rang, who went to the body well and started with a fast tempo, but Crolla was making him to work every second of the opening rounds. It could be argued…
Anthony Crolla vs Linares Betting Odds Ahead of World Title Fight
The Anthony Crolla vs Linares betting odds reflect the competitiveness expected in the fight, two of the world’s best lightweights going at it which promises to be a real treat for fight fans.
Crolla vs Linares Betting Odds
Manchester’s Anthony Crolla can never be a man accused of ducking the tough fights, a boxer who has consistently sought out challenges and in requesting of this fight here with Jorge Linares on Saturday, it’s clear he wants to establish himself as the number one fighter globally in the 135lbs weight class.
Linares (40-3-27KO) will be remembered by many UK fight fans for stopping Londoner Kevin Mitchell in his tracks a couple of years back, in what was an although heartbreaking fight for Mitchell fans – a thrilling contest to watch as a neutral.
Linares has a deserved reputation of being one of the best lightweights on Earth today and will be coming full steam at Crolla in his backyard Saturday night in Manchester, with the prestigious Ring Magazine belt also on the line for the winner.
Here is what the outright betting markets are looking like at the moment if you were thinking about making a straight wager on either man to win:
As you can see the bookmakers definitely think the fight is a two horse race and at the moment they give an ever so slight advantage to Crolla, possibly with the bout carrying home advantage for him in the Manchester Arena on Saturday.
But it’s a close fight. Very hard to call in all honesty.
Crolla is a man who has overcome considerable adversity in life to get where he is today in boxing, having survived a life threatening attack in the past from thieves that saw one of whom strike Crolla over the head with a cinder block and putting him into intensive care at the time.
Not many thought Crolla would boxing again but not only did he fight again, he became world champion, which says it all about the man in my opinion.
He’ll be up for this one big time and is in fine form coming off the back of a big win against Ismael Barroso last May.
If you are looking for a little bit more value in terms of a cheeky flutter on the fight, here is what you’d get at the moment on the method of victory betting markets: