Luke Campbell fighting Derry Mathews epitomizes the matchup between young prospect and grizzled veteran. Bookies have Campbell as the favorite, and you can read our preview of the betting odds for Campbell vs Mathews here, along with our prediction.
Luke Campbell is currently (-600) odds at Bet365 boxing, while Derry Mathews is the (+400) underdog.
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So much was expected of Luke Campbell when he won gold in the 2012 olympics. However, he suffered a major setback after losing to France’s Yvan Mendy in a fight where he was the large betting favorite.
Since the loss, Campbell has responded with 3 straight wins, including a UD over Argenis Mendez and a TKO of Gary Sykes. Although, it will be a difficult task for Campbell to stop Derry Matthews, who recently went 12 rounds with Terry Flanagan.
Mathews is the definition of a battle-worn veteran who has “been there, done that” in the sport of boxing. Mathews will likely try and turn this into a brawl, while Campbell would be wise to box from range. Even though Mathews is chock-full of experience, he might be a sep too slow for the young Campbell at this stage in his career.
Prediction: Bet on Luke Campbell to win via decision at (+200) odds.