Two undefeated champions will clash in the first super-fight of 2011 when Timothy Bradley squares off against Devon Alexander on Saturday.
Both the WBO and WBC Light Welterweight titles will be on the line, but more importantly the title of pound-for-pound No.1 in the world, and a lucrative future, is within reach of both fighters.
Ring Magazine already has Bradley as the pound-for-pound best in the world, but that title would surely go to Alexander if he’s able to beat the +180 odds at 5Dimes.
Even though he’s the underdog Alexander has never lost a professional fight, and if he’s able to counterpunch with a decent rate of success he could easily land a big shot that could set the fight in his favor.
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Bradley is four years older than his opponent and is the more polished boxer. He will look to put constant pressure on Alexander from the first bell in order to win the earlier rounds and set the tone of the fight.
Then he’ll depend on his conditioning to take the championship rounds. The cheapest price on Bradley to unify the WBC and WBO Light Welterweight titles is a -185 line at .
Both of these fighters are still in the early stages of their careers. This bout will be the biggest test for both men to date, and the one who’s able to handle that the best will come out victorious. The idea of going against the best boxer in the world seems a bit risky; how often does one get a chance to bet on the best in the world for only -185?
has an OVER/UNDER bet of 11.5 rounds if you think you know how this one will end. A bet on the OVER decision finish pays -310, while an early stop to the fight UNDER bet is worth +250. As expensive as the OVER line may be, neither fighter has big power or high KO percentages.
Barring an injury, the OVER bet looks like safe money with these fighters in their first super-fight.
Instead of staying clear of each other until later in their careers these two champions have decided to see who is the best. Both have bright futures despite what the outcome may be, and barring complete domination by one fighter they will likely meet again sometime down the road.
We think Alexander is not quite ready for this stage against this level of opponent. Bradley by unanimous decision looks like the best play for this fight.
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