Also featuring on the same night as DeGale is understated Super Featherweight boxing champion, Lee Selby. The sprightly Welshman has racked up a number of wins on home soil and will be hoping to extend his run of luck by defeating Eduardo Ramirez. But hold onto your hats, all boxing bets are off for the title as challenger Ramirez failed to make weight. Will this change the course of the way Selby goes into the fight? We doubt it very much. We persist with the champion as favourite by a clear distance, despite the interruptions in the build up to the event.
Welshman Selby is making his fourth defence of his IBF featherweight title against undefeated Mexican Ramirez but already has his sights set on Warrington further down the line in 2018. To this end, we can’t see the spectacle lasting too long, or causing Selby grave concern in putting away the Mexican. The challenger may have a stellar record and tough reputation, but our boxing tip for the weekend is a one-sided victory.
Unlike DeGale, Selby hasn’t has his name up in lights for the world of boxing to see what he can do on a major stage. This match could be his gateway to the top tier events on the boxing calendar providing he can do away with the oncoming challenge this December.
Selby, now 30, earned the WBC belt in 2015 against Evgeny Gradovich and has successfully fought off three opponents to claim his stake as one of the most dangerous fighters in the division. On paper, Ramirez is no joke either. The undefeated challenger carries a record of 20-0-3 and 7 KOs, which many experts may argue is worth justifying a bet on him coming away with a win.
Bookmakers have Selby as the likely winner, our boxing tip here is consistent with them also. For good odds, consider an early stoppage. For a long shot, Selby to win on points. As stated earlier, Ramirez weighed in just over the limit and we believe this to be a clear indicator that he will not perform at his potential best this weekend.