Boxing Betting Preview: Joseph Parker can make big-fight experience count with victory between 10-12 rounds against Dillian Whyte
July 25, 2018
Round Betting – Joseph Parker to win between rounds 10-12 @ 15/1 (16.00) with Unibet
Britain’s Dillian Whyte takes on New Zealand’s Joseph Parker in a heavyweight bout at London’s O2 Arena on Saturday in what some are billing as an eliminator for the winner to challenge Anthony Joshua for the heavyweight championship of the world.
Joshua is the key reference point in this fight, with both fighters having remarkably similar records and having both suffered the only loss of their professional careers to the unified world champion. Joshua stopped Whyte in the seventh round to claim the British heavyweight title at the O2 Arena in London in 2015, while Parker took Joshua the full distance in Cardiff in March this year, only to be defeated by unanimous decision, with the judges scoring the fight 118-110, 118-110 and 119-109 in Joshua’s favour. Even so, Parker is the only fighter to have taken Joshua the championship distance
Joseph Parker vs Dillian Whyte Betting Tips
Naturally there’s been the standard pre-fight verbal sparring from both camps, with Whyte claiming that Parker, “didn’t show much courage against Joshua”. Parker countered, “We’ve both been in with AJ. One of us ended the fight on our feet, the other didn’t. That pretty much speaks for itself.” On Saturday evening the talking stops.
Parker has the greater big fight experience and it would appear that Whyte’s best hope is of ending the fight fairly early. However, Parker is known for his ‘granite’ chin and has never been put on the canvass in either training or during a bout and possesses swift hands, movement and impressive durability.
This fight was almost too close to call, with the bookies struggling to split the pair, although there is certainly a recent move towards Parker. Whyte is currently an 11/10 (2.10) shot with bet365*, with Parker the narrow 4/5 (1.80) favourite with Centrebet. The draw is on offer at 25/1 (26.00) with Palmer Bet.
Unless the Jamaican-born Whyte can inflict some early damage, Parker could make his experience count in the latter stages and backing him to win the fight between rounds 10 and 12 @ 15/1 (16.00) with Unibet could be worth an interest.
* Odds correct at the time of writing