Friday Night Fight Odds – The Premier Boxing Champions are on Bounce TV Friday night with a main event that sees Tony Harrison facing off against Ishe Smith.
Bothe veterans are at different points in the comeback trail. The veteran Smith (29-9) is now 39 years old and he is coming off a loss, but he was facing tough contender Julian Jackson. Smith had his moments and he fought his best fight in a long time against Williams.
Harrison is another one of those contenders like Williams. and at 27 years old, he is entering his prime. He has taken two losses in his career, against Jarret Hurd with a vacant IBF world title at stake and to Willie Nelson via late stoppage. Harrison has gone 2-0 since losing to Hurd and he could use a win in a high profile spot to bolster his resume.
Cruiserweight Andrew Tabiti (15-0) looks to take the next step in his career as he takes on Lateef Kayode (21-2).
Kayode is probably not getting enough respect in this one. He lost his last outing to Keith Tapia in September of 2017 and that fight saw him coming off a loss to Denis Lebedev and a 22 month layoff. Kayode also has a pair of No Contests against Antonio Tarver and Luis Ortiz, so he has a lot more high level opposition on his resume than Tabiti.
The fight is considered a showcase for Tabiti, who is hoping to estblish himself as the premier American fighter at cruiserweight. Though the weight class is not replete with talent stateside, Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk and Murat Gassiev are poised to unite the four major world titles in the finals of the World Boxing Super Series tournament that has been taking place in Europe.
Solid matchmaking permeates the entire Friday night card put on by the PBC at the Sam’s Town Casino in Las Vegas. Leonard Ellerbe and his Mayweather Promotions have put together a strong 13 fight boxing card that could see several of the other match-ups on the card pop up at the sports books.
Moving over to the U.K on Saturday night we get heavyweight Hughie Fury (20-1) facing veteran Sam Sexton (24-3). Hughie is coming off a September of 2017 loss to Joseph Parker as he failed to grab the WBO world title. That fight saw Fury fall by majority decision in his hometown, so it will be interesting to see how he bounces back.
Fury outclasses Sexton, which is why you get such a wide set of odds for this one. One cannot forget that Hughie is the younger cousin of former world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury. Tyson has apparently started his comeback training in earnest and though they may not train together like the old days, Hughie could benefit from being around his more talented cousin. The fight is the main event of an otherwise “local” affair set for the Bolton Whites Hotel. The Fury versus Sexton bout is set to air on Channel 5 in the U.K.
Friday Night Fight Odds
Fri 5/11 – Sam’s Town Hotel & Gambling Hall – Las Vegas, Nevada – Bounce
Super Welterweight 10 rounds –
Ishe Smith +300
Tony Harrison -420
Cruiserweight 10 rounds –
Lateef Kayode +1800
Andrew Tabiti -4500
Saturday, May 12th – Bolton Whites Hotel – Bolton, England
Heavyweight 12 rounds –
Sam Sexton +1750 o9½ -110
Hughie Fury -3500 u9½ -120
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