The Betting Blog starts with an explanation of the concept ahead. 

Each week, editor Gary Mushrow plus author and columnist Mark Turley place their fantasy betting picks on the weekend’s boxing ahead.

Starting with £100 each, both men will attempt to increase their bounty week-by-week, trying to avoid the gambler’s greatest fear – a nil balance.

Each week they’ll state their virtual wins and losses, marking out bets showing great value for money and presenting optimistc accumulators that will leave you either very rich or severely disappointed.

One rule: a player may only bet half of his balance each week and must state the bookmaker used.

The first player to reach a virtual £0 balance – LOSES.

Let’s look at this weekend’s bets; do you agree or not? Feel free to share!


The big event this week comes from Las Vegas as lineal and WBC middleweight champion  Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez defends his titles against Britain’s Amir Khan at the new T-Mobile Arena.

Canelo enters the bout hot on the heels of a points victory over former four weight world champion Miguel Cotto – a bout in which he whipped away the lina title on HBO PPV.

Former super lightweight champion Khan enters the ring after another lay-off of twelve months – a points victory in his last outing against Chris Algieri was convincing but failed to flatter the former Olympic silver medalist.

A leap of eight pounds will see Khan enter this fight a severe underdog in both odds and size this evening in Vegas, a points decision will see you net 4/1 with Sky Bet – whilst the expected TKO/KO for Canelo stands at 8/13 with Paddy  Power.


Mark Turley Picks Week 5

Canelo Alvarez TKO/KO – Best Priced at 8/13 with Paddy Power – £10 placed.

Ismael Barroso TKO/KO – Best Priced at 8/5 with Paddy Power – £10 placed.

Kubrat Pulev TKO/KO – Best Priced at 2/1 with Ladbrokes – £10 placed.

Alvarez, Pulev, Barroso TKO/KO treble – Best Priced at 12/1 with Paddy Power – £10 placed.


Gary Mushrow Picks Week 5

Anthony Crolla PTS – Best Priced at 7/4 with Bet Fred – £10 placed.

Kubrat Pulev PTS – Best Priced at 13/10 with Bet Bright – £10 placed.

Amir Khan PTS – Best Priced at 4/1 with Sky Bet – £10 placed.


Current Balances after this week’s stakes placed:

Mark Turley £76.73
Gary Mushrow £87.10

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