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Boxing Betting Tip: Carl Frampton v Andres Gutierrez

So we still have to wait another month or so for that spectacle boxing showdown been Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor. But there is plenty of real and serious boxing around to actually pay attention to other than that big media circus. Britain’s Carl Frampton steps back into the ring on Saturday night in what is a WBC World Featherweight title eliminator. This will be the first time back in action for Frampton since his defeat back in January to Leo Santa Cruz.

Frampton who is 1/25 odds on at Ladbrokes to win this, has heaped tremendous pressure on himself ahead of this bout as he looks to work his way back up the ladder to have a shot at the title that he lost to Santa Cruz in Las Vegas six months ago. Frampton has said that there really is no future for him in the sport if he loses this one and it could end up being a career ending loss for the 30-year-old. That’s some intense stuff from the Northern Ireland fighter who meets Mexico’s Gutierrez at the SSE on home turf in Belfast. Gutierrez is 10/1 to win the bout.

Carl Frampton Form

Frampton lost to Leo Santa Cruz back in January and it was a fight in which Frampton wasn’t at his best in. It wasn’t an easy opponent for him because Santa Cruz is a three-weight World Champion, but Frampton will have been highly disappointed because that was a rematch between the two after the Irishman had won the first scrap. That is the only loss of his career as he takes a W23 L1 record into this bout in Belfast. He has faced Mexican opposition before as he took a Unanimous Decision over Alejandro Gonzalez Jr in 2015 in a Belfast victory over Hugo Cazares by a knockout in 2014.

Andres Gutierrez Form

The Mexican is ranked eighth in the world by the WBC and with Frampton believing that he really is the top fighter in the division, this will be a tough scrap for the Mexican. Gutierrez looks as if he has dropped some weight as well ahead of the fight. The 24-year-old has a W35 D1 L1 professional fight record, with 25 of those victories coming by a knockout. His most recent fight was against Wallington Orobio which he won in October last year, bouncing back from a defeat against Cristian Mijares by a Majority Decision. This will really be his first fight of any note.

Top Betting Tips

Frampton isn’t out in this one to prove that he can beat lower ranked opposition at all. It’s not about that, it is showing the rest of the featherweight division that he can perform, so he will want to go out in his hometown and put on a show. Frampton to win by a KO TKO or Disqualification is a hot price of 11/8 therefore at bet365 for the bout. Frampton is going to be very hungry here and you would have to look under 8/5 rounds at 9/4 with William Hill. He should have softened up the Mexican by then.


Jack StanleyGeneral