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  • on 29.08.2012
  • at 08:33 AM
  • by KT

Golovkin to score a knockout at 11/10 | Boxing Tips

Felix Sturm, Daniel Geale, Gennady Golovkin and Grzegorz Proksa are not exactly household names in the UK but this quartet of boxers fight in two different world middleweight title bouts this weekend. Who said you needed a household name to make a good tip anyway?

The first of the middleweight double header sees Sturm take on Geale in which looks a close fight on paper. Sturm is a slight favourite with the bookies (currently best price 4/6 with SkyBet) to successfully defend the WBA title he has owned since 2007 but British duo Matthew Macklin and Martin Murray have shown the champ is beatable in recent fights. Geale is a bit of an unknown quantity on the world stage despite possessing the IBF title but the Australian will certainly fancy the job although he’ll have to get past one of the best jabs in the game to be victorious. We’re siding with a Sturm points win that can be backed at 10/11 with SkyBet too.

We view Gennady Golovkin’s defence of yet another ‘world title’ against Grzegorz Proksa as the real betting opportunity of the weekend. Surrey based Pole Proksa has stepped in at reasonably late notice to take on former amateur star Golovkin after the Kazakh’s original opponent withdrew through injury.

We’ve had our spies (@smido11) ringside at two of Proksa’s fights this year and they weren’t impressed. Proksa was hyped up considerably before making the first defence of his European title against massive underdog Kerry Hope in March this year and came unstuck when outpointed by the game Hope. Proksa was far too easy to hit in that fight and a heavier handed operator than Hope, who has just 1 KO in 17 wins, would’ve stopped Proksa.

Proksa waited less than four months for a shot at redemption at Hope and we expected him to learn from the mistakes he made first time round. He didn’t, reverting back to the gunslinging, over confident, chin on show approach and again got tagged by Hope regularly before landing a massive bomb of his own in the eighth round to end proceedings. We were more than happy with that result as the oddsmakers have consequently overestimated Proksa’s chances against a world class fighter like Golovkin who will capitalise on Proksa’s numerous flaws.

The champion has stopped his last ten opponents so you’d have thought he’d be odds on to KO an easy to hit challenger yet to mix it at the top level right? Nope. So what are you waiting for? Get your dosh on Golovkin to score a knockout at 11/10 with SkyBet.

After the annual summer break from the professional game there’s some good action both home and abroad coming up so we’ll be getting stuck into a few more fights over the coming weeks. Good luck!

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