Khan v Lo Greco Undercard Betting: Tommy Coyle a good bet at odds-against

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Tommy Coyle is value to beat Sean Dodd in pick of Saturday's undercard
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Matchroom Sport bring us an interesting undercard to Khan v Le Greco from Liverpool on Saturday night and Betfair's Frankie Monkhouse tells us why Tommy Coyle wins.....

"Despite that patchy form we fancy his experience to shine through in what has been priced up as a pick-em contest"

Amir Khan's ring return commands the headlines on Saturday but the former world champion is a hot favourite in the betting to defeat Canadian Phil Lo Greco, an opponent bringing a professional record of 28-3-0.

Matchroom Sport will need a good supporting card to prop up the main event but Eddie Hearn and co seem to have done a decent job on that front with a mix of established fighters and young, hungry gladiators desperate to make a name for themselves.

Read our preview of the main event here

11 fights are scheduled at the Echo Arena, Liverpool including a couple of 12 round championship bouts. We pick through the major talking points from the list.....

Tommy Coyle v Sean Dodd - Experience will pay off for Boom Boom

The Commonwealth lightweight title is on the line here but this match-up also doubles as a chance for Hull native Tommy Coyle to drive himself back towards the big nights after losing two of his last four. Beaten by Luke Campbell in a 2015 derby, Boom Boom was then defeated on the score cards by Tyrone Nurse summer 2016.

Since then he has boxed only once, stopping small hall fighter Rakeem Noble in three rounds last February. Despite that patchy form we fancy his experience to shine through in what has been priced up as a pick-em contest. Betfair Sportsbook offer a market best 6/5 on Coyle and that's value worth having.

Merseyside Masher Sean Dodd is a worthy opponent but hasn't boxed at the same level as the man in the opposite corner and has already lost two and drawn one of 18 fights. Halted in seven by Andy Townend he was then stopped by referee Terry O'Connor in the final round vs Scott Cardle. Dodd is marginal favourite going into the weekend, [1.65] on the Exchange.

Sam Eggington v Ryan Toms - Savage win expected but it shouldn't come easy

Savage Sam Eggington has established himself as a real favourite with domestic fight fans and he goes into his 26th outing with a record of 21 wins against four defeats, 13 of those victories coming inside the distance. Lost a split decision to Frenchman Mohamed Mimoune last time for the European title and this represents a major step down in class.

Expected to be little more than a test to get Eggington back to winning ways, traders want nothing to do with opposing the Stourbridge super welterweight, forcing punters into the specials markets for an interest.

Ryan Toms has 15 wins vs 14 defeats but has only been KO'd six times. That suggests he'll give Sam a few rounds and help bring his sharpness back. Scheduled for eight rounds, the points win appeals. We don't think the jolly will be in any rush to put an end to this one.

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