Las Vegas Boxing Betting Odds: Wladimir Klitschko vs Tony Thompson
Friday, July 06, 2012
by Bovada Sportsbook
Wladimir Klitschko will look to win his 14th straight title fight this weekend when he steps into the ring for the second time against top contender Tony Thompson. On the line will be the Ring, IBF, WBO, and WBA Heavyweight titles, and as we usually see in a Klitschko fight the champ is handicapped as a heavy favorite. Bet on the Las Vegas Boxing Odds today.
Currently Bovada Sportsbook has moneyline action on Klitschko, and he's handicapped as a big -3000 favorite against an opponent he has already knocked out. Klitschko's reach and power have been too much for every opponent to handle since he became champion eight years ago, and it’s expected that he comes out on top again this time around.
If you like longshot bets an upset win for Thompson will pay +1100 at Bovada Sportsbook. Thompson will need an inventive strategy to beat Klitschko this time around but he does have the power to do it - claiming 24 of his 36 wins via knockout in his career.
In their first fight Thompson was holding his own until he tired after the seventh round and eventually fell via KO in the eleventh. Since then he has gone 5-0 with all five wins coming via TKO. If he has improved since their first meeting he could make the rematch an interesting battle, and potentially bring a big payday to the lucky bettors who opt in on that action.
As it usually does action on the Klitschko brothers comes at a hefty price - but that’s for a very good reason. Since 2003 the brothers have a record of 27-0, and many boxing betting fans have taken advantage of this to pad their bankroll for nearly a decade.
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