April offers boxing betting fans a steady variety of action as well as a huge fight between two of the best in the world at the end of the month.
On April 14 undefeated Tyson Fury will be a heavy favorite to win the vacant Irish Heavyweight title when he steps into the ring against former Commonwealth Heavyweight champion Martin Rogan.
Oddsmakers at 5Dimes currently have Fury as a -750 favorite over the aging Rogan, who will pay +525 for the upset. Despite two victories since returning from a serious neck injury, Rogan does not seem to be the fighter he once was; he’s been out of action for over a year and will likely need to land a big shot early in the fight to pay off.
Tony Bellew is currently a 5Dimes -485 favorite to defend his British Light Heavyweight title against former European Light Heavyweight champion Danny McIntosh. Bellew looks to be a bargain at that price despite coming off a majority decision loss to WBO champion Nathan Cleverly.
The underdog boxing odds on the McIntosh upset are currently handicapped at 5Dimes at +350 and probably should be worth a little more considering the way he looked in his KO loss to Eduard Gutknecht in his last fight.
And at the end of the month on April 27 Bernard Hopkins and Chad Dawson step into the ring again to settle the score following their no-contest last October. This time Dawson currently has boxing odds of -400 to win at , while Hopkins will pay +325 at 5Dimes.
Hopkins has managed to get the fight to take place in Atlantic City where he’s had a great deal of success against opponents that were heavily favored over him.
Dawson should be able to get back on track against the 47-year-old Hopkins. The only blemishes on Dawson’s record are a technical decision and a no-contest, and it’s tough to imagine Hopkins being the first fighter to legitimately defeat him.