Trading Talk – Klitschko v Haye:
It’s been a long time since the heavyweight division gave spread punters something to get excited about, so Sporting Index’s boxing traders will be licking their lips as Wladimir Klitschko and David Haye get ready to rumble.
Haye’s supporters on the spreads will hoping that he rises to the occasion in what is being billed as the biggest contest in this division since Lennox Lewis beat Mike Tyson in 2002. Any spread buyer of Haye’s win index (win inside distance: 25 points; win by decision: 10 points; draw: 5 points; loss: 0 points) at 9.5 is relying on the Bermondsey Bomber to extend a run that has seen him lose just once in his professional career – and never as a heavyweight.
Sporting Index spread bettors buying Klitschko’s supremacy at 5 (10 points for winning, plus 3 points per round end remaining; draw: 0 points) will point out that the IBF and WBO champion has an impressive career record of his own. His reads 55 wins, with 49 knockouts, and just three defeats from 58 bouts.
Just one of those losses occurred in Germany and spread buyers of Klitschko’s win index at 13 with Sporting Index will be desperate for that record to remain intact.
Both men have won a high proportion of their fights by knockouts and spread sellers of rounds and minutes will be anticipating that trend to continue. Selling total fight minutes with Sporting Index at 21.5 or total rounds at 7 will be rewarded if either man wins early. On the other hand, spread punters buying fight minutes at 22.5 or total rounds at 8 will be expecting a war of attrition.
In the total fight knockdowns market spread bettors must decide how many times in total they will hit the canvas between them. Spread punters can sell at 1.55 or buy at 1.75.