Dillian Whyte v Joseph Parker Betting Tips – 28th July 2018
When Joseph Parker flew to London ahead of his heavyweight unification fight against Anthony Joshua, some in the sport suggested the Kiwi would provide the biggest challenge of Joshua’s career to date.
Parker did some good work against Joshua and was able to take the British fighter 12 rounds but in the end there was no argument that Joshua did enough to win the points decision.
Parker has said himself that he was too defensive in that fight and has vowed to step it up in his next fight which is also in London against Dillian Whyte.
Does Parker Represent Value at Odds-On?
It wasn’t just Parker who suggested that he was too cautious in his approach last time out. The Joshua camp said that the big Kiwi was the most defensive fighter they’ve seen and that their man was never really in any trouble.
That Parker fluffed his lines in the biggest fight of his career to date is forgivable. It could well be a different story if he fails to beat Dillian Whyte in the O2 Arena.
While Parker is a technically excellent boxer who has utilised his class, counter punching ability and quick movement to work his way up through the ranks, Whyte has largely drawn on his power punching.
The British fighter is so devastating with body blows in particular that he has earned the nickname the ‘Body Snatcher’. On occasion, trying to live up to that billing hasn’t done him any favours as he’s been a little too keen to try and knock his opponent out.
Whyte has only lost once but that was against Joshua in December of 2015 when he took a few too many risks and ended up getting knocked out himself in the seventh round.
Kiwi boxing fans will hope that Whyte’s overly aggressive style makes him the perfect match for Parker. However, Whyte has matured and is a better fighter as a 30-year-old than at any stage of his career.
With another shot at Joshua potentially in the offing for the winner of Saturday’s fight, Whyte won’t do anything stupid and be too aggressive. In fact, he should be able to remain patient and land enough powerful punches to swing this his way at a generous $2.10 with Bet365.
Will This Close Fight Go the Distance?
Dillian Whyte is one of those fighters who always tries to upset his opponent in the build-up to a fight. He has crossed the line on occasion and some believe that was the case when he labelled Parker a coward for his performance against Joshua.
Whyte was only trying to get under Parker’s skin to try and draw him into making a mistake in the fight. After all, that’s just what Whyte himself has been guilty of in fights gone by.
It remains to be seen whether those tactics work but we don’t think it’s going to result in a quick end to this fight. In fact, we think that a bet on over 10.5 rounds is a safe option at $1.32 with Unibet.
We’ve already alluded to the importance of this fight to both fighters and it’s for that reason that we aren’t expecting a knockout. There will be some heavy punches landed from both fighters but this one looks set to go the distance so have a bet on Whyte winning on points which is available at $3.50 with Centrebet.