Joshua v Parker Betting: Plenty of value on offer on a stunning undercard
It's not all about Anthony Joshua on Saturday as Betfair's boxing expert Frankie Monkhouse picks out the value from a hard-hitting undercard.....
"we expect Kelly to box his way to the points verdict, learning a trick or two along the way. The 6/4 you’ll find on the Betfair Sportsbook is a market best price and rates as cracking value"
Anthony Joshua v Joseph Parker is the fight fans are looking forward to most this weekend at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff with the outcome of the battle likely to decide the long-term future of world heavyweight boxing.
It's not the only show in town though with the main event supported by a stunning undercard, the like that will have followers of the game settled in their seats at the venue or perched on the sofa at home from the opening bell.
There's plenty of value around too and we look at ways to help pay for your Box Office expenses with a handy Saturday fight night accumulator...
Alexander Povetkin v David Price - KO could be on the cards
Chief support sees David Price take on Alexander Povetkin for the WBA Intercontinental title and if the Englishman wins this on the big stage he will catapult himself towards major titles. The trouble is Russian Povetkin has lost only one of his previous 34 contests and the spare came vs Wladimir Klitschko back in 2013 on points. No shame there.
Compare that to the stats of Price who arrives with a record showing 22 wins against four defeats and it's difficult to make a case for the home win. Each of David's four losses have come inside the distance, including a seventh-round reverse to Christian Hammer, who has since lost to Povetkin on points. The form fighter is no better than the 1/12 you'll find on the Sportsbook, with a KO/TKO trading at 2/9. The latter looks likely.
Ryan Burnett v Yonfrez Parejo - Burnett to triumph on points
A world title fight that seems to have slipped under the radar due to goings on with Joshua - Parker but this bout would be good enough to top the bill most weekends and would likely sell out a major venue in Burnett's home city of Belfast.
The 25-year-old, currently 18-0-0 with nine KO's, should extend that purple patch with another positive but the lack of power demonstrated by him at the top level means the judges will be tested again. Burnett on points is worth a pop at evens on the Sportsbook.
Josh Kelly v Carlos Molina - Kelly value to extend streak
The British boxing public is excited by Sunderland welterweight Josh Kelly and it's little wonder as he's raced into a five-fight unbeaten run since making his debut at The SSE Hydro in Glasgow last year. He won on points that night but has claimed each of his last four inside-the-distance.
Mexican Carlos Molina has been brought in to give the 24-year-old a test and his experience in the game will ensure he does just that. A 10-round bout for the WBA International title, we expect Kelly to box his way to the points verdict, learning a trick or two along the way. The 6/4 you'll find on the Betfair Sportsbook is a market best price and rates as cracking value.
Anthony Crolla v Edson Ramirez - Ramirez can take Crolla all the way
What's expected to be a warm-up fight to keep Million Dollar busy as he aims to build on that impressive victory over Ricky Burns late last year and move his way into contention for bigger and better things. Crolla has lost two of his last three but there's no trouble of him going down to an opponent who has failed to win three of 21.
This is a bit of a step-up in class for Ramirez but he has never been stopped and we reckon Crolla would be happy enough to get a few more rounds under his belt. 1/40 Crolla win means we head into the method of victory market. Anthony to get the job done on points is the shrewd call at 8/11 on the Betfair Sportsbook.
Back Kelly, Burnett and Crolla all to win on points