Love Island winner Tommy Fury’s fight against YouTuber KSI headlines a night of boxing of dubious quality but immense marketability this Saturday evening on the ‘MF & DAZN: X Series 10 – The Prime Card’ pay-per-view on DAZN.
YouTube big-hitter Logan Paul takes on former MMA professional Dillon Danis in the pick of an influencer-heavy undercard featuring various members of KSI’s Misfits Boxing promotion.
While the pugilism on show may not be of an elite standard, that doesn’t mean there aren’t some decent bets to be had on the action. Indeed the best bets may directly correlate to the relatively remedial punching powers of the contestants.
Tommy Fury vs KSI, Logan Paul vs Dillon Danis predictions
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Fury’s ‘professional’ pedigree far less compelling in second influencer bout
Betzone News landed a brace of winning betting blows at 5/4 and 5/1 when Tommy Fury got the better of Jake Paul on points in Saudi Arabia back in February.
The logic behind those picks was two-fold: One, Fury should school the younger Paul due to having a more legitimate professional boxing background and two, his most recent efforts in the ring suggested any assumptions that he would certainly stop his opponent may have been misled.
While the first part of our rationale started to look less and less convincing as the fight wore on, to the point where Fury backers were left crossing fingers as the judges prepared to deliver their verdicts, the second part was bang on with Jake looking unfazed when Tommy was able to land.
That must make the Fury points win over KSI a live player in the method of victory market here. ‘TNT’ has failed to stop his last four foes in the ‘professional’ ranks and came nowhere near doing so against Paul even with eight rounds to play with. The ‘Nightmare’ only needs to last six.
Danis can improve MMA’s record vs Pauls against less committed brother
For many interested onlookers it remains highly unlikely that four-years-inactive ex-Bellator fighter and Conor McGregor henchman Dillon Danis will even make it to the ring on Saturday.
The 30-year-old was originally scheduled to face Logan Paul in January before pulling out due supposedly to not having a coach and struggling with his weight. We can only assume that Danis has remedied these issues if he is indeed to face Paul in Manchester.
Logan’s brother Jake has won a degree of respect for his victories against ex-MMA fighters, having stopped Ben Askren, Tyron Woodley and most recently Nate Diaz. However, Jake is known to have devoted himself far more to the sport than his older sibling.
Logan has fought just three times, with two of those outings coming against another YouTuber in KSI and the third a farcical exhibition in which he was held up for eight rounds by Floyd Mayweather.
Danis is certain to be out of shape, but with Paul unable to outbox even a fellow influencer in his previous bouts, there must be a reasonable chance that Danis can go the full six threes.