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salvador
Right now Sportsbook.com has:

Roy Jones at +260 vs. Calzaghe

Nate Campbell at +170 vs. Guzman (moving up from 130)

Hopkins at +260 vs. Pavlik

I think all three of those are very reasonable bets. Campbell, in particular, looks like a steal at +170.
Bhopreign
I dont see how those are steals. Each underdog is fighting a younger guy with more energy and with the exception of Campbell higher workrates. The Campbell fight is intriging though hard one to pick. Hope my man Hop can pull it off, his lateral movement even at this stage should trouble Pavlik, who I think is underated defensively. Hopkins needs to work a little more in this fight, but thats been the theme for him the past 4 or 5 years and he continues to do it his way.
JD
Katsidis at +300 is what I find most interesting.
salvador
Katsidis at +300 is interesting, but I think Diaz outworks him. The only time I've ever seen Katsidis fight was against Casamayor. But as exciting as it was, I can't put too much stock into it because Casamayor is so clearly past it at this point.

As far as Campbell - Guzman is concerned, I think Campbell's size advantage along with the fact that Campbell looked possessed vs. Diaz is going to be too much for Guzman. I would have expected these odds to be near even or possibly favoring Campbell. I suppose I've always felt that Campbell's been underrated, and I've never really believed the hype around Guzman. I just can't see Guzman (who hasn't had a ko since he was 122 pounds - four years ago) hurting Campbell, but it would be easy for me to imagine Campbell getting to Guzman. And if Campbell can go 12 hard rounds with Diaz, Guzman is going to be in for a long night. For me, this is the easiest fight to lay some money on.

As far as Jones is concerned, he is the naturally bigger guy and I thought he looked good against Tito (mostly I thought Jones took Tito's shots very well). And it's not like Calzaghe looked particularly great against Hopkins. At the end of the day, I think Jones wants it more and if I was making odds on this fight, they would be more like +140 for Jones. Hence, + 260 looks like a good deal.

And Pavlik is going to eat a hell of a lot of short right hand counters before it's over. Admittedly, Pavlik's got a great chin and he's probably going to outwork Hopkins, but Pavlik's a straight up fighter and I think Hopkins is still crafty enough to avoid most of PAvlik's power. And I think there's some chance that Hopkins makes it look almost easy (not as easy as the Tarver fight), because for all of Pavlik's advantages, footwork isn't one of them. And Pavlik's never been in with anyone with Bernard's defense. At +260, I'll take a flyer on Bhop.


JonnyBlaze
QUOTE(Bhopreign @ Aug 23 2008, 03:26 PM) [snapback]401638[/snapback]
I dont see how those are steals. Each underdog is fighting a younger guy with more energy and with the exception of Campbell higher workrates. The Campbell fight is intriging though hard one to pick. Hope my man Hop can pull it off, his lateral movement even at this stage should trouble Pavlik, who I think is underated defensively. Hopkins needs to work a little more in this fight, but thats been the theme for him the past 4 or 5 years and he continues to do it his way.

Agreed..A lot of people do go for a younger fighter especially if the other fighter is near 40..Pavlik has his hands full with B-Hop but I gotta go with Pavlik in that fight..The Campbell fight is a tough one,I might have to go with Campbell even though I really like Guzman..Calzaghe vs. Jones is another tough call..I gotta pick Calzaghe though..He throws too many punches for Roy to handle these days,unless Roy has a masterful counter punching day which is quite possible..
RayFanofRealBoxers
Whatever happened to Jason Litzau? The last time I saw him fight was when Robert The Ghost Guerrero K.O ed his ass, and left him with a bloody nose.
At the end of the fight he was so out of it that he wanted to take pictures with The Ghost and didn't want to leave.
His trainer had to pull him away and give him ammonia salt to wake up, cause he was still in a daze.
All he needed to do was start rolling around in roller skates like Judah against Kostya Tszyu.
D-MARV
I'll be laying some change on Jones and Hopkins. I might lay a little something on Campbell.

Forbes will be a 5 to 1 underdog against Berto... though I believe Berto brings a little too much for Stevie
Big Slim Sweet
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Forbes will be a 5 to 1 underdog against Berto... though I believe Berto brings a little too much for Stevie

Forbes at +500 would be worth a shot.
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