The month of October will offer a few different options for boxing betting fans looking to pad their bankroll.
Sportsbooks will be offering action on at least 10 fights on October 1 and lines are already available on bouts later in the month.
On October 8 Kell Brook will look to retain his WBA Intercontinental title against Rafal Jackiewicz. Brook is a new champ looking to defend for the first time and will be a heavy favorite by fight time. Currently 5Dimes has him handicapped at -1800, while the Jackiewicz upset will pay a generous +1150.
Despite the price Brook is in a different class than his opponent and should put on a clinic until he finishes Jackiewicz in the middle rounds.
A replacement bout set for October 15 in Liverpool is getting some interesting boxing odds. Nathan Cleverly had been training to face Juergen Braehmer for the WBO title but an injury forced out Braehmer. Now Cleverly will defend against Liverpool native Tony Bellew.
Oddsmakers at 5Dimes have this fight handicapped a little closer with Cleverly currently set as a -500 favorite, while a successful Bellew pick will pay +400. It’s no secret that Bellew will be head-hunting looking for the KO, so as long as Cleverly is clever and uses his boxing skills he should find his opponent’s chin at some point in the fight.
Also on October 15 is the fight that most boxing betting fans are talking about. Bernard Hopkins will look to defend his new WBC Light Heavyweight title against a very skilled and younger Chad Dawson. The challenger will go into the fight as a slight favorite and is currently handicapped at 5Dimes at -135. Hopkins will be a small 5Dimes underdog at +115. Make your choice and load up on the small odds, this one is too close to call.
One more fight that 5Dimes is already offering action on is the October 29 bout between Andre Ward and Carl Froch. Ward looks like a bargain as a -340 favorite while the +280 5Dimes line on the Froch upset seems a bit thin.
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