Sept 1st 2012 Las Vegas Boxing Odds: Felix Sturm vs Daniel Geale
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
by Bovada Sportsbook
Boxing betting fans will get a treat this Saturday as two of the best Middleweight fighters in the world will battle to unify their titles and move a step closer to naming a true 160-pound champion. Oddsmakers at Bovada Sportsbook have the fight closely handicapped, and are also offering OVER/UNDER total rounds action.
WBC Middleweight champion Felix Sturm (37-2-2 16 KOs) will be defending his title for the 15th consecutive time this Saturday night, and as expected he is the current favorite to unify the titles. As the Bovada Sportsbook -160 favorite he’s expected to force his torrid pace and outwork his opponent for a decision win.
IBF Middleweight champion Daniel Geale (27-1-0 15 KOs) will be making his third title defense on Saturday night and is currently a slight +130 underdog to unify the straps. He will be looking to beat Sturm to the punch and use his speed to gain an advantage on the scorecards.
The OVER/UNDER total rounds action at Bovada Sportsbook for the Sturm vs. Geale fight is set at 9.5 rounds. OVER bets are handicapped at -750 while UNDER action currently pays +400. As tempting as the UNDER option may be, stats for their last five bouts show that Sturm fights have averaged 10.4 rounds while Geale’s lasted an average of 11.8 rounds.
This fight could go either way but certainly promises to be one of the best of the year. Both fighters are at the peak of their careers and match up very close in almost every category. Sturm may hold a slight edge fighting in front of a fan-filled German crowd, but Geale had no problem winning his title in Germany last year when given the opportunity.