As the boxing world recovers from “the fight of the decade” between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jnr, we must not forget that there are other great upcoming bouts to whet the appetite of boxing fans and bettors alike. The show must go on as they say, and there is a fantastic set of matches coming up in May and throughout the summer months.
We will see the best of British as Kell Brook, Amir Khan and James DeGale all have exciting fights in May. DeGale comes up against Andre Dirrell on May 24th for the IBF Super Middleweight Title. This bout promises to be an exciting affair, with experts split on who is the favourite. Just under a week later and we will see Olympic hero Amir Khan coming up against Chris Algieri in a clash for the WBC Silver Welterweight Title. Khan is keen to show that he is up there with the best, and perhaps earn a lucrative fight with either Pacquiao or Mayweather in the future. Rounding off a great weekend of action, we will see Kell Brook fight Frankie Gavin and Kevin Mitchell take on Jorge Linares.
Boxing is at a crossroads at the moment, gone are the days when the spotlight shone upon the heavyweight division alone. Today the spotlight is on the boxers in the lower weights with the likes of Gennady Golovkin, Saul Alvarez and Juan Marquez joining Mayweather and Pacquiao as the best pound for pound boxers in the world. But don’t forget the Brits – Khan, Brook and DeGale are all climbing their way to the top and the boxing world is taking notice. These young Brits aim to make it to the top and not many would bet against them.
You can be sure that smart bettors will be keeping an eye on William Hill boxing betting, as the company will be offering lots of great markets on the upcoming fights in May and throughout the rest of the year. Betting on boxing has now become as intricate as the sport itself, there are many great options such as round betting, KO betting, and of course, in play betting. It is an exciting time for boxing as the sport enjoys time in the spotlight after a few quiet years. With the up and coming British contingent fuelled by Olympic success the future looks to be bright as well.