All the hype has been around Pacquiao vs. Thurman, but that isn’t the only boxing title fight this summer.
Fans can look forward to a range of other title fights where belts will be awarded from one or more of the four global boxing federations.
On July 27, Jose Carlos Ramirez will face Maurice Hooker for the unified WBO and WBC world super lightweight title at College Park Center in Arlington, Texas. On August 31, Luke Campbell will challenge incumbent Vasiliy Lomachenko for a three-belt lightweight title unification fight at London’s O2 arena. And there are a host of other WBC, WBO, WBA, and IBF title bouts to look forward to this summer.
The great news for boxing fans is you can wager on these bouts while picking up a bet365 bonus code Canada. Read on for the best odds on some of these title bouts.
Ramirez v Hooker Betting Odds
Jose Carlos Ramirez v Maurice Hooker is shaping up as one of the biggest boxing fights of the summer. Ramirez is the defending WBC light welterweight title holder and Hooker the defending WBO light welterweight title. The winner of this bout will become the unified title holder and lay claim to being America’s best light welterweight fighter.
Californian Ramirez enters the fight with a 24-0 record, including 16 KOs. Texan Hooker has a 26-0 record, including 17 KOs, plus 3 draws. He will enjoy the support of his Texas home crowd, but according to the betting odds this fight will be almost too close to call.
Bet365 is currently offering the following odds on the two fighters: Ramirez, 4/5, Hooker, evens. As the bout draws closer, bet365 will release more betting markets including round betting, round group betting, total rounds, Will the fight go the distance?, What round will fight end?, and When will fight end?
Campbell v Garcia Betting Odds
The Fight between Luke Campbell and Lomachenko for the unified lightweight title should be equally interesting. This fight is still more than a month away, giving fans plenty of time to think about the result before placing a wager with bet365 or other leading sportsbooks.
Campbell can be forgiven for feeling jittery given the change of opponent. Initially, he was scheduled to fight Mikey Garcia for only the vacant WBA title, but Garcia decided he wasn’t ready to return to the lightweight division. Campbell lost his previous big for the WBA lightweight title against Jorge Linares in 2017. Now he gets his chance to face defending WBA and WBO lightweight champion Lomachenko and also claim the vacant WBC lightweight title.
Lomachenko is the incumbent and unsurprisingly the red-hot favourite to win the title. According to the latest bet365 odds, Lomachenko is paying 1/16 to defend his title while Campbell is an 8/1 outsider to cause a massive upset and win the unified title.
How to Bet on Boxing Title Odds
One of the beautiful things about the four-federation boxing system is there are title fights almost year-round. If the summer title fights pass you by, there should be more title fights throughout the year and next summer. Thanks to online and mobile sportsbooks, it’s easy to bet on title fights: just sign up for an account, verify your identity, and start betting.
Many top sportsbooks, including bet365, also let their customers stream title fights live. If you’ve got a sports betting app, you can watch the fight and bet on live odds – all from the comfort of the smartphone in your own hand. How times have changed!