Will the Upcoming Fight Go Down to the Wire, or Down to the Canvas? Punters Reveal All!
It has been deemed one of the most anticipated bouts of the heavyweight boxing arena and fight fans are gearing up for a brawl. It’s the Vitali Klitschko versus David Haye show and pugilists the world over will be hoping for a tour de force from these brutes of the boxing realm. Come the 3rd March 2012 at 20h00, it’s going to be a no-holds barred contest of jabs, hooks, uppercuts and pile-driving punches aplenty. Klitschko is a seasoned veteran of the ring and his brutish strength, precision and athleticism is enough to stop any man in his tracks. His credentials will certainly be well tested against the ever-impressive technique of the legendary David Haye. Top UK online sportsbooks and betting shops have pinned the odds largely in favour of Vitali Klitschko for winning the contest straight up. UK sportsbetting giant 888sports has it down pat. The odds for a straight winner are as follows:
• Vitali Klitschko at odds of 1/5 (wager 100 potential returns 120)
• David Haye at odds of 10/3 (wager 100 potential returns 433.33)
• Technical Draw or Draw 30/1 (wager 100 potential returns of 3,000)
The likelihood of a draw in this upcoming encounter is slim, hence the magnificent odds. But boxing purists and aficionados realize that the sport is fluid and any fighter worth his salt can stand up to the challenge to make a go of it. 888sport has provided further odds for players in the form of more specific bets – each of these is highly competitive with top odds on multiple betting selections:
• Should Vitali Klitschko win by Knock-Out (KO) or a Technical Knock Out (TKO) or Disqualification the odds are 13/8
• Should Vitali Klitschko win by decision or Technical Decision the odds are 5/6
• Should the underdog David Haye win the fight by Knockout (KO), Technical Knockout or Disqualification, the payday odds are 9/2
• Should the underdog David Hay win the fight by decision or technical decision the payout odds are 16/1
Vitali Klitschko’s Recent Fight History
Klitschko has been termed the consummate athlete. His fighting prowess – at least in his era – is unprecedented. Punters are backing him as a sure winner, owing to his superior fight record of late. His performances reflect the following results:
He has fought 45 Professional Bouts with 43 Wins (40 by way of KO) and 2 Losses:
2011 Vitali Klitschko versus Tomasz Adamek in Wroclaw, Poland – TKO in the 10th Round
Vitali Klitschko versus Odlanier Solis in Cologne, Germany – KO in the 1st Round
2010 Vitali Klitschko versus Shannon Briggs in Hamburg, Germany – Won in the 12th Round
Vitali Klitschko versus Albert Sosnowski, in Gelsenkirchen, Germany – KO in 10th Round
2009 Vitali Klitschko versus Kevin Johnson in Berne, Switzerland – Won in the 12th Round
Vitali Klitschko versus Chris Arreola in Los Angeles, CA – TKO in 10th Round
Vitali Klitschko versus Juan Carlos Gomez in Stuttgart, Germany – TKO in 9th Round
The aforementioned bouts have allowed Klitschko to retain his WBC Boxing Crown for the Heavyweight Division. Bookmakers are predicting that he will perform as professionally against the challenger David Haye on March 3rd 2012.
The Challenger Weighs in with Heavy Tonnage in the Fight Arena
David Haye is not about to be undermined by the Klitschko persona. To his credit, Haye has been a superb pugilist of late. He has rightfully earned his place alongside boxing’s great heavyweights to challenge Vitali for the crown. To date, David Haye has the following fight record: 25 Wins, 23 by way of Knockout and 2 Losses.
2011 – David Haye versus Vladimir Klitschko in Hamburg, Germany – Lost in the 12th Round
2010 – David Haye versus Audley Harrison in Manchester, UK - TKO in the 3rd Round
David Haye versus John Ruiz in Manchester, UK – TKO in the 9th Round
2009 – David Haye versus Nicolay Valuev in Nuremberg, Germany – Won in the 12th Round
Punters’ predictions for the David Haye versus Vitali Klitschko bout predict a quasi-revenge bout against the brother of Vladimir Klitschko.
Where to Place Your Online Sports Bets?
Punters and boxing fans are gearing up to showcase their boxing-betting prowess online. With a wide range of topnotch sportsbooks online, bettors are eager to get the most bang for their buck. 888sport has emerged as a world-class sportsbook, replete with generous online promotions and a range of free bets too. New players signing up (real money wagers) to 888sports will receive up to £50 in free bets. The terms and conditions of the free bets are as follows: a minimum wager of £10 is required. After that, every 4 bets worth at least £10 will earn players a bet bonus of £10 all the way up to £50. The fixtures, highlights, results and standings of the boxers will be showcased in grand style online at 888spors and other leading HBO Boxing Channels. The free bets are all the enticement that punters need in order to play at 888sport. With a wide range of betting options, generous selections and informed predictions, punters are in for a field day.
Speculation is Rife: Will The Fight Take Place?
Vitali Klitschko may have put his fight against David Haye in jeopardy by taking on Dereck Chisora. But Briton David Haye is keen to get a crack at Klitschko. The Ukrainian boxer is already 40 years old and Haye is but a shade over 30. For all intents and purposes, Haye is effectively a retired boxer after having lost his title to Vladimir earlier in 2011. The prediction is that the final fight will take place, but when is another story.