WhichBookie racing analyst Will Smith previews the action on Monday 25th October, and has found 4 EW selections across three cards.
|Lyndon Arthur||11/1||To Win in Rounds 11-12
Lyndon Arthur v Davide Faraci
Date of Tips: 05/07/2021
Disclaimer The odds for these selections were correct at the time of publishing (15:10 05/07/2021) but may have changed since. Please check the latest price before placing your bet.
Lyndon Arthur v Davide Faraci
The fight will take place at The Royal Albert Hall in London over 10 rounds in the light-Heavyweight division. The weight limit the British and Swiss fighters will have to meet is set at 175 pounds/112.5 stone/79.4 KG or under. The dangerous Lyndon Arthur steps into the ring boasting an undefeated record of 18 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 14 of those wins coming by way of knockout. He is priced at 1/20 to win the fight.
Davide Faraci enters this contest priced at 7/1 with a record of 14 wins, 0 losses and zero draws, with 7 of those wins by knockout. With a 67% knockout percentage, the stats point to Arthur having a distinct power advantage over Faraci who has a 50% knockout record.
Arthur has a height advantage of 1cm over Faraci. Arthur by KO TKO or decision is 3/10 with Paddy Power. Despite this, Both fighters are registered at 6 foot 2” and have equal reach. Faraci is the younger man by 1 year and both fighters adopt an orthodox right-hand stance. Davide Faraci is rated 20/1 by Paddy Power to win by KO TKO or decision.
The best price for a draw is 25/1 and takes into account the perceived gap in quality between the two fighters and is perhaps a reflection of the rankings offered by the various world Boxing organizations. Faraci is not currently ranked at all whereas Arthur goes into the fight ranked number 8 by the WBC, 1 by the WBO, and 4 by the IBF at light heavyweight. You can get odds of (55/1) for Faraci to win in rounds 11-12 from Betfair whilst for Arthur in thee rounds they price him at 11/1 should the fight reach the latter stages.
Arthur (30), 6′ 2″ / 188 cm
Faraci (29), 6′ 2″ / 187 cm
As a professional, Arthur remains undefeated with an impressive knockout percentage of 67%. In his last fight, he defeated Anthony Yarde on 5th December 2020 by split decision in Westminster. He had previously won a unanimous decision against Dec Spelman at the BT Sport Studios almost a year ago having beaten Emmanuel Annin, also by unanimous decision in October 2019. Prior to these fights, Arthur had recorded TKO victories over Andrejz Soldra and Gonzalo Romero.
Arthur’s last 4 fights have come over a period of 2 years and 20 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 37 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 9.3 rounds on average. Arthur’s experience as a professional fighter is relatively equal to Faraci’s, having had 4 more fights, and made his debut in 2016, 3 months earlier than Faraci, whose first professional fight was in 2016. He has fought 1 less professional round, 74 to Faraci’s 75.
Davide Faraci also boasts an undefeated record and an impressive 50% knockout percentage. His last contest was in August 2020 where he won a unanimous decision in Germany over Emre Cukur. Prior to that, he won two Italian light heavyweight bouts against Vigan Mustafa and Nicola Ciriani respectively. The two fights Faraci had leading up to that point were unanimous decision victories in the country of his birth, Switzerland against Ondrej Budera and Sviatoslav Svyryd.
Two undefeated records are on the line in London. Given the percentages of both fighters, we could well see a knockout. Both men are in for a stern test but due to the calibre of his previous opponents, you would think that Lyndon Arthur has a slight edge. Davide Faraci should not be written off at all but Arthur having faced Anthony Yarde last time out will be battle-hardened and may sneak a victory on points. You can get 11/4 with Skybet for the fight to go the distance. Whatever happens, fans in the Royal Albert Hall are in for a treat.