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Saturday, 19 August 2017

Boxing Picks 2017- Terence Crawford vs Julius Indongo (August 19th)

There is a mega-event on the horizon, but don't mistake the Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor fight as the 'best' one remaining in boxing over the remainder of 2017. In fact I would argue the more competitive fight on the night will be Nathan Cleverly facing Badou Jack for a portion of the World Light-Heavyweight Title on the same night.

If you're a real fan of boxing, this weekend the chance to see all the belts on the line at the Super-Lightweight level has to be one to savour. This should be a really good fight and then we will only have a couple of weeks to wait until the start of the World Boxing Super Series and Canelo Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin in early September which are some 'real' fights.

I will be watching next weekend as it is an event that shouldn't be missed, but this week is a genuine boxing fight compared to the hype that is generated over a fight the casual fans have been drawn into.


Terence Crawford vs Julius Indongo
The first thing anyone should do is admit when they have been wrong.

And I was certainly wrong when considering how Julius Indongo would do on his visit to Glasgow to take on Ricky Burns.

The little known Namibian was a dominant winner over Burns and that means he has picked up two Super-Lightweight belts in two dominant road wins. Now he goes for the hat-trick against arguably the best pound for pound fighter in the world as he visits Nebraska to take on Terence Crawford.

The American also has a win over Ricky Burns having visited Great Britain to relieve the Scot of his Lightweight Title and his dominant win over Viktor Postol since then was impressive.

This is a different kind of test for Crawford though as Indongo is someone who has shown solid boxing skills and there isn't enough known about him to mean the home favourite is able to have the perfect game plan from the off.

However I do think Crawford is intelligent enough to find a way to change things in his favour during the course of this one. He will be able to show why he is in the top five of most pound for pound lists, but I don't think Indongo is going to go away in this one having shown a good gas tank in a dominant win over Burns.

That win is against a boxer who is a step behind Crawford though and I expect the American will find a way to start putting the Rounds on the board. It should be competitive enough to see Indongo hear the final bell, but it will be tough to get the Decision against a boxer as good as Crawford and I will be looking for the home fighter to win this with a Unanimous Decision.

Backing Crawford to win any Decision can be found at odds against and I will back that to be the outcome of this one.

MY PICK: Terence Crawford by Decision/Technical Decision @ 2.38 Ladbrokes (2 Units)

1 comment:

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