The betting reacts as KSI v Logan Paul splits opinion

RINGSIDE 21/08/2018

The second-half of 2018 promises to be a thrilling period for boxing fans with a number of major title fights on the horizon, including Anthony Joshua vs Alexander Povetkin and Tyson Fury’s proposed meeting with WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder.

The latter is still at the planning stage with negotiations on-going between both camps, but a winter date has been pencilled in with America the likely setting. One bout that is very much on, however, is KSI vs Logan Paul.

Manchester Arena will provide the backdrop for the biggest fight of its kind on Saturday 25th August with the first bell expected to chime at 9.00pm.

First Fight of its Kind

Fans are excited with opinions on the winner of this one creating a major divide in the industry. As usual, bookmakers have not been slow in taking advantage and you’ll find plenty of markets available to help spice up the action.

As well as predicting the fight winner you can also pick the round your favourite will triumph in. If you don’t fancy the knockout there’s also the points verdict which you’ll find in the method of victory market. There are various specials such as draw no bet and yes-no on the fight to go the scheduled distance.

KSI goes into this one as the favourite and he’s pretty convincing in that respect too with no more than Betfred’s even money available to backers. That’s tight but it could also be seen as a touch of value when realising most of the competition are stuck around the 8/11 mark about the same outcome.

Whether you’re an experienced sports punter or not, it doesn’t take a veteran to work out that if you back enough 8/11 shots at even money you will make a profit over time. £10 placed on KSI to beat Paul – regardless of how he achieves it – returns a solid £20 if the battle goes to plan.

Where’s the Value?

After a bit more bang for your buck? It’ll be worth looking at the popular method of victory market. If you rate the power and speed of KSI you can invest your cash on him to win by KO/TKO and find a lovely 9/5 attached. That’s favourite in that particular market and is how odds-makers see the fight going. If you’d prefer to oppose and take the points win, there’s lots to like about the 4/1 lure that can be snapped at through online firm bet365.

What of Logan Paul? Well, he’s certainly no mere opponent and will duck between the ropes in Manchester confident in his ability to use the backing of a big support and upset the odds. Traders aren’t too sure and have him chalked up on the KSI v Logan Paul Betting board as second-favourite. Again, there’s a bit of a difference in prices when comparing odds, 11/10 the market best at Bet Victor with as tight as 10/11 in places.

If this one follows the thinking of bookmakers a KSI knockout win is on the cards. If that doesn’t happen they see the KO win as the best chance Paul has. 19/10 does the rounds in the betting circle, a points cheer 6/1.