There’s a stacked card of boxing taking place at The O2 this weekend as Regis Prograis takes on Josh Taylor in the final of the World Boxing Super Series. That bout may top the bill, but it’s the heavyweight showdown between Dereck Chisora and David Price that has really got the fans talking.
Chisora, 35, has had plenty to say in the build up to this one. He’s slammed promoter Eddie Hearn for billing his fight as ‘chief support’ rather than the main event. And, during Thursday’s press conference he went as far as saying he would ‘murder’ David Price in the ring, although he did later apologise for that comment. ut he was soon playing sounds of sheep being led to the slauhter on his moble hone in the last press conference that took place yesterday on October 25.
Looking past all the trash talk and it’s hard to see anything but a Chisora win on Saturday night. The Finchley native is enjoying something of a renaissance in the twilight of his career, with former rival David Haye now involved, and he justifies his position as 1/4 odds-on favourite with GentingBet.
For 'Big Truck' David Price, stepping in for the injured former WBO world heavyweight champion Joseph Parker, defeat would surely bring an end to a 10-year career that has stuttered and stalled since a surprise loss to Tony Thompson back in 2013.
Liverpool hero Price heads into Saturday’s showdown with three wins on the spin, although Chisora represents a massive step-up in quality to the likes of Tom Little, Kash Ali and David Allen. Price is unfancied in the betting and is well out at a price of 10/3 with GentingBet.
With Chisora odds-on in the match betting, punters seeking a little more value might consider the method of victory markets. Chisora to win by KO / TKO / DQ /TD at 4/9 on GentingBet feels like good value given his aggression in recent matches, particularly in his destruction of Artur Szpilka last time out. Throw into the mix Price’s tendency to leave himself open, and a Chisora KO might well be worth a punt.
Fight winner: Dereck Chisora - 1/4; Draw – 33/1; David Price – 10/3
Method of victory:
Dereck Chisora – to win on points – 5/1; to win by KO / TKO / DQ / TD – 4/9
David Price – to win on points – 15/1; to win by KO / TKO / DQ / TD – 7/2