Despite the boxing action being a little thin on the ground this weekend, we’ve still managed to pluck together a tasty double from the weekend’s action!
Big “Juggernaut” Joe Joyce returns to the heavyweight fold as he eyes a world title tilt in 2023, and the king of the cruiserweights Mairis Briedis travels Down Under in an attempt to solidify his standings in the 200lbs division.
Check out the legs here to a freebets.com 10/1 Boxing Double at bet365:
Joe Joyce to beat Christian Hammer in Rounds 1-4 at 3/1 with bet365
Live on BT Sport, 10pm Saturday
Joe Joyce was expecting (and hoping!) to fight Joseph Parker this coming weekend, until the Kiwi was forced to withdraw due to issues with his camp.
In steps Romanian veteran Christian Hammer, who can be found as long as 10/1 with bet365 to register an upset this weekend.
Hammer has nine losses on his record, losing four of his last seven and has failed to hear the final bell on four occasions throughout his career. At 34, Hammer’s best days are well past him, with wins over David Price and Michael Sprott in 2017 and 2016 what he is best known for on British shores.
Joyce is a concussive puncher that throws big, meaty combinations in robotic fashion. He has run unbeaten in his 13 fights as a pro, with the durable Bryant Jennings the only man to last the distance.
We’re expecting Joyce to take his frustrations out on Hammer here, dealing an early blow to the underdog inside 4 rounds.
Mairis Briedis to beat Jai Opetaia by KO, TKO or Disqualification at 7/4
Mairis Briedis is pretty short of competition in the cruiserweight division at the moment, hence calling out Jake Paul and travelling to Australia for a title defence.
The Latvian has only dropped one defeat in his career – narrowly on the cards to the pound-for-pound great Oleksandr Usyk – and the Australian prospect Jai Opetaia is unlikely to add to this tally.
The southpaw underdog may well be unbeaten, but he is untested at the very top level – a level that Briedis has been operating at successfully for some time.
Briedis has 20 KOs in his 28 wins and is a handful when he puts his combinations together.
A stoppage victory for the travelling Latvian looks to be priced well and worthy of a spot in our double which pays out at 10/1 at the time of writing.
* Betting odds correct at time of writing. Subject to changes.