QUOTE (STEVENSKI @ Jul 13 2011, 11:39 PM)
Bluntly put one of the worst bets I have seen.
When has Judah ever performed in a way that make you think he will beat Khan? When has he ever lifted for a fight? The only truly big fight he won was against Spinks & he needed two goes to get that right. Judah is a loser & a proven one at that.
Tarver stands a chance against Green but I think Green will bash him like a runaway slave. Tarver has slowed considerably & Green for his faults looks very comfortable at cruiser & has plenty of sting in his shots. He is no 1/2 starved skeleton like he was at 168. Tarver is looking to cash out & is getting a biog cheque for his troubles.
Even if one side of the bet comes up trumps do you seriously think that lightning will strike twice? Let alone twice in the same week?
You are a smart guy CEO. If you really have a hardon for this put your money on a Judah KO collect & invest 1/2 of what you win on Tarver winning by KO. you will get less sure but at least you will have hedged.
QUOTE (STEVENSKI @ Jul 14 2011, 12:30 AM)
I should add that I think both bets are fantasy ones & no one with any punting acumen would go near them. The best bet is Tarver & even that is a shitty one. The oddsmakers setthe odds for a reason. It has been very few times I have seen them get it wrong. One was DLH vs Hopkins with Hopkins winning via stoppage & the other was a Wlad decision over Brewster in the rematch.
Sentimentality & a dislike of a fighter are no ways to place a bet. I asssume people bet to win & this is not what you would consider a winning bet in any way shape or form.
Not trying to be a prick or anything but this parley has sucker written all over it.
Damn, STEVENS...why you gotta come down hard on me over an admitted GAMBLE
It's not like I'm predicting them to win or calling it a LOCK like I did Ward (+320) over Kessler...I won $3200 that night....surely you remember THAT pick...lol
I rarely parlay fights because I know the odds....and when I do play 'em, I don't lay down much...came very close to hitting several grand off a nothing bet not too long ago...it was that Bantam Tourney night...4 fights, bet on all 4 underdogs...an SD and a Draw got me.....
This here is simply a matter of throwin' some extra dough on something that iMo has a decent shot of being a winner (FOR a parlay)...the $75 for $1000 was a reference point...$38 gets you $500 and so on and so forth...
It's not nearly as bad as you're makin' it out to be...
QUOTE (Romulus9 @ Jul 14 2011, 12:36 AM)
I think Judah is a better bet than Tarver is.
Judah looks to finally have his head on straight (even if it might have come a few years too late...), and Khan is overrated and vulnerable. I like Zab in a stoppage.
Tarver is over 40, over his best weight, coming off of a lackluster performance against a guy Chris Arreola hammered a few months later, and is fighting a guy in a big event on his home turf.... and Green happens to be pretty good, too. Tarver CAN win but I don't think it's likely enough to throw very much cash on it. Deck is stacked. That said, he could very well pull it off but he'll have to outbox Green convincingly to do so.
You know I considered the bold, Rommy...but here's what I think...as far as bullshit going down, Australia isn't half as bad as Britain, Germany, or America...
Anyway...you're right though...we have to assume some kind of shit will probably be in play...
I think Tarver, at his best, should be good enough to beat Green fair and square...
QUOTE (JONdaCON817 @ Jul 14 2011, 01:30 AM)
Any good online betting sites? I've only betted amongst friends. I wouldn't mind dropping $100 on Judah.
Maybe 50 on Judah by ko and bet another 50 on Khan by UD. *shrugs*
Sportsbook.com and Bodog.net are the only two I've ever used...I prefer Sportsbook.
QUOTE (mgrover @ Jul 14 2011, 09:32 PM)
i was checking ladbrokes for the ortiz mayweather fight and its 1/8 odds if mayweather wins? and 9/2 if ortiz wins. i might be wrong here but arent they expect mayweather to lose? am betting on him to win anyway nice easy money
lol...nope...that means you gotta lay $800 on Mayweather to win $100...