The electrifying Jono Carroll will return to the ring on Wednesday, August 12, when he takes on Maxi Hughes in a bout between top contenders at 133 pounds. Carroll (18-1-1 with four knockouts) was in one of the final headline bouts before the coronavirus put the world on its head, while Hughes’ (20-5-2 with four knockouts) last fight was two weeks prior to that. This bout will headline a card that will be broadcast exclusively on ESPN Plus in the United States.
When: Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Where: LS-Live, Wakefield, England
Why: Junior Lightweight contenders bout
Jono Carroll vs Maxi Hughes Betting Odds
There have yet to be any boxing betting odds released for this bout, but you can be sure that Carroll will be favored. He has just one loss to his name, while Hughes has dropped three of his last seven fights. Carroll will likely be an overwhelming favorite for those that know how to bet on boxing, so you will see him upwards of -2000.
As the fight nears, there will be decision betting too. You will be able to bet on whether the fight is decided by KO, TKO, or decision, and you can bet on which boxer will win the fight in that fashion as well.
Jono Carroll vs Maxi Hughes Preview
Carroll was born in Ireland, but he began his professional career in Australia. His debut was against Matthew Seden in December 2012, and his next fight wasn’t until almost a year later.
We didn’t see Carroll get serious about his boxing career until he returned to Ireland and subsequently made an appearance in The Prizefighter tournament. Carroll won a split decision in his first match and won unanimous decisions in his next two bouts to win the final, jumpstarting his career.
He ran his record to 13-0 before he received his first title shot. That came in June 2017, when Carroll took on John Quigley for the IBF European Junior Lightweight belt. He won a split decision over Quigley and followed that up with TKO victories over Humberto de Santiago and Declan Geraghty to claim and then defend the IBF Intercontinental junior lightweight strap.
Those performances earned Carroll a major title shot. He took on Tevin Farmer in Philadelphia for the IBF junior lightweight belt last March, but he lost a unanimous decision for his only career defeat. However, he responded with convincing wins over Eleazer Valenzuela and Scott Quigg, so a victory here could lead to another title shot in 2021.
Maxi Hughes has consistently done just enough to earn a title fight, but he has failed to get over the hump when on that stage. He is 1-5 in title fights in his career, yet he continues to flash just enough potential to keep him on the periphery. While most of his victories have come against tomato cans, he was the first person to defeat James Fryers back in February 2016, and he defeated Ryan Moorhead for a minor belt in September 2017.
Hughes earned a TKO over the previously unbeaten Kieron McLaren last July, and he used that victory to earn yet another title fight…this time against Liam Walsh. Unfortunately, he lost a unanimous decision to Walsh with the WBO European lightweight title on the line.
Total Rounds Betting
The fight is scheduled for 12 rounds. Total betting rounds odds will be available soon so be sure to check back. Total betting rounds odds is a wager on how long the fight will last. Let’s say if the total rounds betting line is Over 11.5 Rounds -200, that means that if you think the fight is going to go all 12 rounds, for you to win your bet you would need to bet $200 to win $100. Conversely if you wager Under 11.5 Rounds +150, you would need to risk $100 to win $150. As long as the fight did not go past the 11th round, you would win the under.
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