Boxing Betting Preview: David Haye Vs Arnold Gjergjaj (10pm, Saturday)

May 21, 2016 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ All,Boxing

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Dave Haye to win in Round 2 at 7/2 at 888Sport

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31-year old Arnold Gjergjaj has the task of taking on David Haye at the O2 Arena on Saturday evening in the second of Haye’s comeback fights following his latest retirement from the sport through injury.

The Kosovo-Albanian born Swiss professional boxer has a record of 29-0 with 21 KO victories against predominantly low level opposition in Switzerland and it’s very difficult to assess how durable and skilled he is going to look and be against a fighter of the calibre of David Haye. The boxing betting odds for the outright market have Haye the odds on 1/50 favourite (1/100 in places!), with the challenger at 16/1, so evidently regular punters will need to look to the ‘Round Betting’ for a value bet on the fight.

David Haye has defeated 6 world champions in his time, both at Cruiserweight and Heavyweight; divisions he has held world titles at in the past. Apart from reportedly sparring with the Klitschko’s from time to time, Arnold Gjergjaj hasn’t had to enter the ring with any high level boxers during his career to date and unless he is a superstar just waiting for his chance, this is going to be a one-sided and short fight.

It seemed a lifetime since Haye beat Dereck Chisora in July of 2012 for the WBO International title, until we saw him return to action against Aussie Mark de Mori back in January. It would have been understandable for Haye to show some signs of rustiness, but there were zero signs of it there. Physically he looked outstanding, he moved in a measured and fluent manner and boxed very well.

On Saturday night, a finish for Haye in round 1 or round 2 are generally 7/2 favourites (888SportBet Victor, bet365), with round 3 trading at 5/1 with Paddy Power.

Perhaps Arnold Gjergjaj will be able to trade with David Haye for the first 3 minutes, but come the second round, expect Haye to start finding his range and landing a famous “Hayemaker” punch to end this next stepping stone for the South-Londoner.

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