Amir Khan vs. Zab Judah
Youth will be served
On July 23 young British Boxer/Puncher and WBA Light Welterweight Champion Amir Khan (25-1, 17 KO) will step up into his brightest spotlight and arguably toughest test yet as he squares off against almost ancient, 33 year old speed demon, Brooklyn Native and IBF Light Welterweight Champ, Zab Judah (41-6, 28 KO) in a unification bout and, more importantly for both fighters, to decide who will move up the welterweight/light-Welter ladder for a even bigger payday (Pacqiuao/Jr.) or who will tumble into contender obscurity in an already increasingly obscure sport.
The 24 years young Kid Khan will carry the flag for Youth and practically all of Great Britain’s current boxing hope/hype just as the rapidly aging but always dangerous Judah will be trying desperately to prove that the old bulls still have a shot in this young bullring.
Who do we like?
Listen up ‘cuz this is the deal- Las Vegas is a place where strange things can happen at any time (especially in the boxing ring) but it’s also, and always, the place where smart boxing bets multiply fast while all other swag subtracts…..quickly.
So, yes, we’re taking the slick, fresh punching Prince from England to wear down the older, savvier kid from Brooklyn before finishing him off in the later rounds (9-12) via TKO.
Judah will be game but he won’t have the bounce in his legs or the pop in his punches as the fight goes on and it will go on!
Khan is too flashy-fast, razor-sharp and ring-ready (with Freddie Roach in his corner) for the diminishing speed/skills of the elder boxer but Judah, who’s been in plenty of big fights in his long career, will be too ring savvy, relaxed and wary to be knocked out or even dominated in the early rounds by the cat-quick Brit as the early rounds will resemble a blitz chess match.
But time ain’t on Judah’s side and he will find himself growing weary then settling back on his heels just as the younger puncher shifts into his top gear!
Now the skinny-
The straight bet is gonna cost you and won’t exactly pad your bankroll as current odds, which aren’t very likely to shift much between now and fight night, are going off at -475 at Bookmaker.com on the heavy favorite Amir Khan. Bookmaker.com is a great sportsbook that still accepts US players, but make sure you enter BMBONUS as your bonus code at Bookmaker.com to get all the bonus cash you are entitled to.
Our smart pick now is to lay it thick and triple your money on Khan to win by decision/TKO at +200 odds and drop a thinner pile on the Brit to finish off his elder in rounds 10 to 12 with a really sexy payoff currently at +425. Both of these lines can be found at Bet365.com.
Zab fans just keep your cash in your pocket and save it for a rainy day when you might need it!