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Haye 4/1 to beat Vitali; £10,000 bet for Bellew to beat Cleverly; Bets that Haye will come back

DESPITE reports suggesting he is about to retire, David Haye is now also reportedly considering a fight with Vitali Klitschko next year – but William Hill make him 4/1 outsider to win that fight should it happen before the end of 2012, with Klitschko red hot favourite at 1/7 and the draw a 33/1 shot.

‘It will be tempting for David Haye to go out with another big money fight against a Klitschko, but the formbook suggests he would come out second best again and he may be reluctant to risk what is left of his reputation - and good looks!’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.

IS £10,000 PUNTER BOXING CLEVERLY?

ALTHOUGH NATHAN Cleverly is 2/7 favourite to win his showdown against Tony Bellew this weekend, William Hill say the underdog has attracted far more betting interest. One London-based fan has staked £10,000 on Bellew at 3/1; two from Liverpool have bet £2000 and £1500 on him, another put £1000 on him to win on points at 7/1.

‘Bellew’s fans won’t hear of defeat, and we currently have a lop-sided book which could cost us a six figure sum as it stands if Tony overturns the formbook’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.

William Hill…..2/7 Nathan Cleverly v 5/2 Toney Bellew; 33/1 draw.

Points – 13/8 NC; 7/1 TB;……KO- 6/5 NC; 9/2 TB

PRIZEFIGHTER BACKING FOR FARRAG

RUAN FARRAG is the punters’ choice for the latest Prizefighter tournament, and William Hill quote him at 11/2 third favourite to come out on top. Farrag opened at 13/2 at which price Hills took a string of three figure bets of up to £300 a time.

Hills make Lee Haskins 5/2 fav and also offer 10/3 Craig Lyon; 6/1 Don Broadhead; 13/2 Mike Robinson; 10/1 Nathan Reeve; 12/1 Terry Broadhurst; 33/1 Usman Ahmed.

‘The beauty of Prizefighter is that its format does not always suit boxers more used to pacing themselves over longer fights and as a result shock outcomes are far from unheard of’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.

HAYE, DAVID, BET YOU’LL COME BACK

WITH DAVID HAYE reportedly not renewing his boxing licence, William Hill are offering odds of 7/4 that if he confirms his retirement, he will nonetheless return to the ring for another fight on or before his 33rd birthday on October 13, 2013 – and quote 2/5 that he does not do so.

‘I’m sure David means to quit as of now, but should another Brit get his hands on a version of the title you can bet Haye will be sorely tempted to return to the ring’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.



Graham Sharpe,

Media Relations Director.

RODRIGUEZ RE-UNITES WITH TRAINER SHIELDS AHEAD OF OCTOBER 21ST CLASH AT FOXWOODS

Mashantucket, CT/New York, NY - (10/11/2011) - Top-rated super middleweight contender, Edwin Rodriguez (19-0, 14KO's) has re-united with trainer Ronnie Shields, at Shields' camp in Houston, TX, as the two are putting the finishing touches on an intense training camp in preparation for Rodriguez' upcoming bout against fellow undefeated prospect, Will "Power" Rosinsky (14-0, 8KO's). Rodriguez will square off against Rosinsky on the DiBella Entertainment nationally-televised ShoBox: The New Generation card from the beautiful MGM Grand at Foxwoods, on Friday, October 21st (Live on SHOWTIME, 11PM ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast). The bout against Rosinsky, the most important and toughest to date of the yDBEoung Rodriguez career, will be his second with the top trainer Shields. Rodriguez-Rosinsky is scheduled for 10 rounds in the super middleweight division.

"I am thrilled to be back in Houston with my trainer, Ronnie Shields. I had a great three weeks sparring with Chad Dawson, and came to camp in tremendous shape. Ronnie and I have been working on a game plan for our upcoming bout against Will Rosinsky. I cannot wait to show the world how much I have improved under Ronnie," said Rodriguez.

Rodriguez, already rated in the top 15 in every major sanctioning organization (IBF #5, WBC #6, WBA #8, WBO #12), is on the verge of fighting for a world championship in 2012, but he must first get by the New York-based Rosinsky. Like Rodriguez, Rosinsky was a stellar amateur, winning the New York Golden Gloves four times, as well as the 2005 United States Light Heavyweight Amateur Championship.

"Octoberfist: Fight Night Done Right" is presented by DiBella Entertainment, The Breast Cancer Charities of America, P3R Publicity and Everlast. Tickets are priced at $125, $85 and $50, and are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.foxwoods.com or www.ticketmaster.com, and by calling (800) 200-2882. Doors open at 7PM, with the first bout scheduled for 8PM. Showtime will begin live coverage at 11PM ET.

Article posted on 11.10.2011



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