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Tyson Fury v Francis Ngannou Tips from Rob Tebbutt

Our resident boxing expert has picked out three bets, including a 9/2 shot, for this weekend's blockbuster cross-over showdown between WBC heavyweight champion of the world Tyson Fury and the hard-hitting UFC superstar Francis Ngannou.

Tyson Fury v Francis Ngannou Tips
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Fabio Wardley v David Adeleye Tips
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Watch all of Rob Tebbutt's tips for this weekend's Saudi Arabia card in the video above

Tyson Fury v Francis Ngannou Tips

For me, being truly honest, this fight is very simple to call!

I can only see it going one way, which is of course, in the way of Tyson Fury.

Usually in these betting previews I try to dig deep and find you as much bang for your buck as possible, and I have never tipped a 1/5 shot, although this week that is going to change.

I really think there is so much value to be had in the 1/5 on offer for Fury to win this fight by KO, TKO or Disqualification.

I know that sounds ridiculous, and anybody could place that bet, but I just don’t see how anybody can think that Francis Ngannou can really go 10 full three-minute rounds against a thoroughbred and the vastly experienced heavyweight world champion, on his professional boxing debut.

If you are looking for a smaller play though, a bet with a bit more value, then I have a couple of other options for you.

Tyson Fury to win the fight by ‘Technical Knockout’ at 4/7 represents good value for me, which means the fight will be over if the towel comes in, if there is a cut or if the corner or referee stops the fight.

The bet I would really be looking at this weekend though is for the fight to finish early and finish in explosive fashion!

I don’t see Fury leaving a man with so much raw, active punching-power live in the fight for any longer than he needs to, so I expect the world champion - with that Oleksandr Usyk carrot hanging in the distance - to go for Ngannou and go for him early.

He isn’t going to want to leave anything to chance or risk getting caught, getting a cut or, god forbid, getting knocked out, so I expect he will go through the former UFC heavyweight king like a knife through butter, inside the first couple of rounds.

You can get 9/2 for him to win the fight ‘Between Rounds 1 - 2’ - he certainly isn’t going to want to carry Ngannou through the fight - he will want to make a statement. 

This is heavyweight boxing, and fans are paying more to see heavyweights knock other heavyweights out, and I am backing this one to end in brutal fashion, very early, on Saturday night.

Tebbutt's Tips:

There is only one winner in ‘The Battle of the Baddest’ this weekend, and I don’t see any way in which Francis Ngannou wins this fight, so my three picks for the headline bout in Saudi Arabia are as follows:

Tyson Fury by ‘KO, TKO or Disqualification’ @ 1/5
Tyson Fury to win by ‘Technical Decision’ @ 4/7
Tyson Fury ‘Between Rounds 1 - 2’ @ 9/2

Tyson Fury v Francis Ngannou Bet Boosts >>

Round Betting:
Tyson Fury to win in Round 2
Was 9/1 >> Now 11/1

Bet Builder:
Fight Result: Francis Ngannou
Under 4.5 Rounds
Was 14/1 >> Now 16/1

Round Group Betting (2):
Tyson Fury to win in Rounds 3 - 4
Was 10/3 >> Now 4/1

View the latest Tyson Fury v Francis Ngannou odds and Bet Boosts >>

Fabio Wardley v David Adeleye Tips

So, the chief-support to this weekend's main event comes in the shape of Fabio Wardley v David Adeleye, a fight that will see Wardley putting his British heavyweight title on the line.

This is a fight that has really captured the imagination of British boxing fans in recent months and it is one that I am really looking forward to myself.

We saw the fracas at the press conference; resulting in Wardley suffering a cut to the eye and a cut to the chin - there were a lot of decisions as to whether the bout would have to be moved as a consequence of that. but the fight is taking place and it's taking place this Saturday night!

There is real bad blood between the pair, and I fully expect somebody to get knocked out before we hear that final bell.

Neither of these two fighters have ever gone past six rounds in their careers, with the two boasting a combined 28-0 record with a staggering 26 of those ending in stoppage!

Rightly, Wardley is the sizeable favourite considering the opposition he has faced throughout his career, and I just feel he will have a bit too much seasoning to see the job through this weekend.

There is a very tempting 4/6 on offer for Wardley to win this fight by 'KO, TKO or Disqualification', which I like the look of, whilst you can also get 8/5 for the fight to be won by either man 'Between Rounds 1 - 6'.

If you like David Adeleye though, there is plenty of value on him - you can get 15/4 on Adeleye to win by KO, TKO or Disqualification.

Tebbutt's Tips

My two plays for Fabio Wardley v David Adeleye this weekend are as follows:

Fabio Wardley by 'KO, TKO or Disqualification' @ 4/6
Either Fighter 'Between Rounds 1 - 6' @ 8/5

Fabio Wardley v David Adeleye Bet Boosts >>

Bet Builder:
Fight Result: Fabio Wardley
Over 7.5 Rounds
Was 11/8 >> Now 6/4

Round Betting:
Fabio Wardley to win in Round 11
Was 20/1 >> Now 22/1

Round Group Betting (4):
David Adeleye to win in Rounds 7 - 12
Was 17/2 >> Now 10/1

View the latest Fabio Wardley v David Adeleye odds and Bet Boosts >>

Other Weekend Boxing Tips

Martin Bakole v Carlos Takam:
Martin Bakole by 'KO, TKO or Disqualification' @ 8/11 

Joseph Parker v Simon Kean:
Joseph Parker 'By Decision' @ 7/5

Moses Itauma v Istvan Bernath:
Moses Itauma 'Between Rounds 1 - 2' @ 10/11
Moses Itauma 'In Round 1' @ 13/5

Watch Rob Tebbutt's weekend boxing tips at the top of the page.

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