Liam Walsh, of the fighting Walsh family, will be facing Andrey Klimov that Saturday, October 8, in London. Check out the betting odds for Walsh vs Klimov and our prediction for the fight here.
Bet365 boxing has Andrey Klimov at (-600) while Andrey Klimov is the (+400) underdog. They also have a full selection of prop betting odds for this fight.
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The winner of this fight is going to be granted a world title shot, and Liam Walsh has been eager to step up in class for and bring his career to the next level after shining on the domestic stage. He will first have to get past Andrey Klimov.
While Liam Walsh has put together a string of stoppage wins, Andrey Klimov is a durable opponent who has gone the distance with the likes of Terence Crawford, Jose Pedraza and the hard-hitting John Molina. So, it will be difficult to get Klimov out of there as quickly as his previous foes.
Walsh will have to box smartly and keep his wits about him to beat Klimov. Walsh will also have the luxury of fighting in his hometown and having the crowd support behind him. This will also benefit Walsh if the fight were to go to the judges scorecards.
We see this fight as going the distance, and it will also do Walsh good to get a full 12 rounds under his belt in preparation for a world title bout. Although the is a chance that Walsh will be able to get Klimov out in the late rounds.
Prediction: Liam Walsh to win via decision at (-138) odds and a small amount on Walsh to win in rounds 10-12 at (+750) odds.