The domestic shows are flowing in the UK this weekend as Manchester and Nottingham take centre stage on BT Sport and DAZN, respectively.
It’s a case of the Land of the Giants in Manchester as Joe Joyce and Joseph Parker throw it down in the heavyweight division and something a little more technical and nuanced in Nottingham as Kid Galahad and Maxi Hughes go to war at lightweight.
Check out the legs to our 15/1 Big Boxing Acca below. The first fight in our acca is at 8pm.
Joe Joyce to beat Joseph Parker by Decision or Technical Decision - 13/10
Joe Joyce is fast becoming a true bogeyman in the heavyweight division.
Joyce’s work-rate and ability to take a punch are unrivalled across the heavyweight landscape, and unique in the results he is able to yield. “Juggernaut” is defined as a “force regarded as merciless, destructive, and unstoppable” and if Joyce’s first 14 fights as a professional are anything to go by, then his nickname in the sport is pretty close to perfection.
Joseph Parker is a great test for Joyce at this stage of his career and himself is a pretty tough man to inflict damage on.
The Kiwi has tasted the canvas before, but is yet to be stopped across 32 fights.
Parker is riding high after back-to-back wins over Dereck Chisora but we expect him to get worn down by Joyce over 12 rounds, unable to win a war of attrition against the “Juggernaut”.
Kid Galahad to beat Maxi Hughes - 4/9
Kid Galahad is looking to bounce back following a shock loss at the end of 2021.
The Sheffield fighter was unexpectedly stopped by the experienced Kiko Martinez for the IBF world featherweight title last November, forcing the Wincobank fighter to reconsider his options in the sport.
He’s moving up to lightweight to take on the resurgent Maxi Hughes who is on a winning streak of six despite dropping five losses throughout his career.
Kid Galahad is technically brilliant and if he is able to frustrate Hughes, should be able to box his way to a decision in Nottingham.
He may not be electric, but he’s certainly effective.
Terri Harper to beat Hannah Rankin by KO, TKO or Disqualification - 4/1
Just like Kid Galahad, Terri Harper is also on the comeback trail after suffering a shock knockout.
Harper was stopped brutally by Alycia Baumgardner last November, but has since got back to winning ways against Yamila Belen Abellaneda in March.
Now up at super-welterweight, it’ll be interesting to see if Harper can add to her six career knockouts.
Rankin has five losses on her record and has yo-yoed between weights; if Harper is on form, she should be able to break the resolve of the Scottish underdog.
* Betting odds correct at the time of publication. All odds are subject to changes.