Josh Taylor vs Ryan Martin Preview Nov. 3rd
The World Boxing Super Series continues this Saturday, November 3rd in Glasgow, Scotland with local hero Josh Taylor meeting Ryan Martin of Chattanooga, Tennessee in a battle of unbeaten junior welterweights. Taylor, of Edinburgh, last fought in June when he beat Viktor Postol by a 12-round unanimous decision to defend his WBC Silver Jr. Welterweight Title for the third time. Meanwhile Martin beat Breidis Prescott by an eight-round unanimous decision in May. The bout, which is for Taylor’s silver title, can be seen in most regions of the world on DAZN.
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Taylor vs Martin Betting Odds
Here are the betting odds from online sportsbook BetOnline.ag (full review here).
- Ryan Martin +819
- Josh Taylor -1219
The 27-year-old Taylor is a southpaw who owns a perfect record of 13-0 along with 11 Kos. It’s obvious he has quite a bit of power in his fists with a current knockout ratio of 85 per cent, but had to go the 12-round distance in his last outing against Postol. Taylor turned pro back in 2015 and has just 59 rounds under his belt since then. He stands 5-feet-10-inches tall and has a wingspan of 69.5 inches. His biggest wins have been over Postol, Winston Campos, Miguel Vazquez and Ohara Davies.
The ‘Tartan Tornado’ Taylor has fought mainly in the UK with a couple of bouts in America. He won a silver medal at the Commonwealth Games in India in 2010 in the lightweight division and went 1-1 at the 2012 Olympics in London. He then won a gold medal at the 2012 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. He’s also been the Commonwealth Champion as a pro and Taylor has adapted well to the pro game and has surprised many opponents with his power and polished boxing skills.
As for Ryan ‘Blue Chip’ Martin, he’s 25 years old and fights out of Cleveland, Ohio. He also owns a perfect record as he’s gone 22-0 and has 12 Ko’s to his name. Martin is an inch taller than Taylor at 5-foot-11, but unfortunately has an unlisted reach. He turned pro back in 2013 and has 100 rounds of experience under his belt. Before, that, Martin enjoyed an extensive amateur career and fought over 200 bouts, reportedly going 202-22 but fell short of making the 2012 American Olympic team by losing on points to Robert Easter.
Martin is promoted by Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson and since turning pro he’s captured the WBC Continental Americas and WBA Inter-Continental Lightweight Belts. Other than Breidis Prescott, there aren’t really any other recognizable foes on his list of opponents other than perhaps Francisco Rojo, Bryant Cruz, and Luis Eduardo Florez. Martin isn’t known as a big banger and currently owns a knockout ratio of 55 per cent. He’s been knocked down as a pro, but still possesses a pretty solid chin.
Taylor may have beaten Postol in his last fight, but the scoring was a lot wider than it should have been. This means it’s likely going to be hard for Martin to beat him on points at home in Scotland. These guys both have fine boxing skills, but Taylor is the harder puncher and should move on in the World Boxing Super Series to face Ivan Barynchyk.
Taylor has the benefit of hometown advantage, but it should be pretty close.
Play: Taylor -1219 @ BetOnline.ag
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