Sergio Martinez vs. Darren Barker Odds

No matter where you place your bet, if you look to bet against Sergio Martinez, you’re gonna get some big odds. And that’s if your bookmaker even has allowed action on the Sergio Martinez/Darren Barker fight on Saturday night.

Bookmakers have made Martinez as high as a 26-1 favourite for Saturday’s fight. It’s hard to imagine an undefeated fighter at 23-0 and the European champion would be such an underdog, but there’s a reason.

Just take a look at his record and the “names” of the fighters that he’s faced. If you can recognize any of the names on that list of 23, you’re a bigger boxing fan than I am.

There’s a massive difference in fighting Domenico Spada for the vacant European middleweight title instead of possibly the third-best pound-for-pound fighter in the world in Sergio Martinez for the WBC middleweight title.

In looking at the odds, the only doubt is whether or not Martinez can put Barker away via knockout or the Englishman survives the full 12.

Just an opinion, but if you’re getting 5 dollars back for every 10 you bet on a Martinez KO, it’s probably as good of a return as you can get.

Look for the Martinez KO in either Rounds 5, 6 or 7.

(Source: boxrec.com)

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Jon Jones By The Numbers

Many believe that Jon “Bones” Jones is the leader of the next generation, but let’s not forget what he’s already accomplished even just after turning 24 years old. Let’s take a look inside the numbers to truly appreciate just how good he’s been in three and a half years as a pro.

14-1 as a professional (and really, does anyone count that 1 as a true loss to Matt Hamill? If you do, you clearly didn’t watch the fight and how dominant Jones was…)

5 straight stoppages via KO or submission since his DQ loss to Hamill.

Youngest title-holder in the history of the UFC at 23 years old.

2-0 in championship fights (TKO victory against Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and Submission victory against Quinton “Rampage” Jackson)

84 1/2 inch reach is the longest in UFC history.

We’ll see if he can keep the positive momentum going in his next fight against Rashad Evans. I’m sure Las Vegas will be betting on his side and most of you will be as well.

(Source: sherdog.com)

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