Firstly I’d like to thank Mark Nottingham, a member or our private betting group, for providing us with his betting thoughts on a boxing bout that will take place this weekend.
Jon Lewis Dickinson v Shane McPhilbin
Saturday 13th October
Live on TV: Box Nation from 8.00pm
Dickinson has a record of 11 wins(3 by ko/tko) 2 losses(2 by ko/tko). He won the English title last fight but this guy is not a real heavy hitter and has suffered 2 losses by stoppage; one with bad swelling and one suspected broken jaw. This will work against him in this fight.
Shane Mcphilbin….won 8 (5 by ko) and lost 3 (0 by ko). Two of his losses have come against big names. One was against heavyweight Michael Sprott in the Prizefighter competition, but he did manage to put Sprott down on the canvas.
The other was a controversial points loss to Enzo Maccarinelli. He had him down in the first round and looking like Bambi on ice, only for the round to be ended 42 seconds short !!! He put him down twice more in the fight but lost on points as Enzo showed his world qualities. However it was later found out that he failed a drug test after the fight.
Overview: McPhilbin used to box at heavyweight and have no problem putting big guys on their backsides. This is Cruiserweight but he still retains plenty of power, proving it when he won the title against Leon Williams; flooring him 3 times in the 12th round to stop the fight.
Shane has been guilty of a bit of laziness when it comes to training in the past, but I can assure you that he wants nothing more than to claim the title he lost back, and has been putting in plenty of hours in the gym. He has been sparring with Tony Bellow, a world title contender in the light heavy division.
If Shane McPhilbin starts landing his punches, then swelling will be a big issue again for Dickinson, which should make for an early finish.
I think Shane has far too much power for Dickinson and will in the fight I think inside 12 rounds too.