Carl Frampton vs Horacio Garcia – Boxing Preview & Betting Tips

Featherweight 10-round contest – Boxing from The SSE Arena, Belfast at 10:00pm, Saturday 18th November 2017

Carl Frampton v Horacio Garcia Tips

It’s taken 10 months, but Carl Frampton is finally back in the ring on Saturday evening, The Jackal under new management, sharpened by new trainer Jamie Moore. The former world champion takes on Mexican Horacio Garcia at The SSE Arena, Belfast, live in front of the BT Sport cameras, and bookmakers have no doubt he’ll mark his return with a solid win.

Opponent Garcia may boast a 65% knockout average from 37 bouts, but he has lost three times already, each of those negatives coming in his last eight starts. That makes this a case of how Frampton will win, rather than if, but the fight winner market makes life difficult for punters looking to profit from the contest. Read on as our team of experts give their best boxing betting tips and predictions.

Expert Carl Frampton v Horacio Garcia Betting Tips

Frampton by KO/TKO at 4/9 with bet365Carl Frampton v Horacio Garcia Tip - Frampton by KO/TKO at 4/9

Longer odds tip for the fight

Under 7.5 rounds at 11/10 with bet365Carl Frampton v Horacio Garcia Correct Score Tip - Under 7.5 rounds at 11/10

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Carl Frampton vs Horacio Garcia – Fight Preview and Predictions

Carl Frampton suffered a first career defeat last time out, sinking to Leo Santa Cruz in Vegas earlier this year. Having already beaten the same man on a majority decision the bout before, The Jackal then suffered the same fate, edged out on the scorecards second time, with very little in it. A pair of majority decision ends means the trilogy is a foregone conclusion, but Frampton must get his house in order before pushing for that. He left manager Barry McGuigan and son Shane to sign up with Frank Warren and Jamie Moore, telling fans he was in danger of going stale.

Will the change prove as good as a rest, sparking the fighting pride of Belfast back to life? Traders certainly think so, at least in the short-term, and there’s no more than 1/25 available on the local lad, a price you’ll find on the exchange. Sportsbook players must make do with the 1/100 that goes as the norm. A KO/TKO cheer makes plenty more appeal at 4/9, best price with bet365, while the points verdict is 15/8 at Coral. Make your choice and get your money down on the Frampton win, it would appear.

Horacio Garcia has never been stopped, which was the first point of his CV that leaped off the page at me. That means, although he shouldn’t get close to beating Frampton, the 27-year-old will ask a few questions and give the paying public a fight to watch. However, when taking a closer look, it becomes obvious this night is way out of his usual level, Frampton representing a massive leap up in class. Garcia arrives on the back of a fourth round TKO win over rival Diuhl Olguin, but has never fought beyond 10 rounds.

That patchy form, the opponent failing to win half of his last eight, is exactly why you’ll find him circling the parade ring at a massive 27/1 (Betfair), the draw 51/1 with the same exchange. Both very nice prices, but neither will attract too much attention from punters, if at all any. A KO/TKO upset is 40/1 (Betfred) in the method of victory market, the points cheer highly unlikely, 100/1 (Paddy Power) on the books.

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Carl Frampton vs Horacio Garcia – Betting Tips and Predictions

This is nothing more than a chance for Frampton to get back to winning ways, shake off the rust and earn a pay before Christmas. He has a lot of making up to do to his fans, who were left seriously out of pocket last time when his fight was cancelled at very late notice.

Garcia has never been stopped, but will find he’s in for a horrible night’s work in Belfast. Take The Jackal to win by KO/TKO as the NAP of our betting tips and predictions at 4/9 (bet365). Those after a bit more can try Under 7.5 in the total rounds market at 11/10 (bet365).

Top Carl Frampton v Horacio Garcia Tip

Frampton by KO/TKO at 4/9 with bet365Carl Frampton v Horacio Garcia Tip - Frampton by KO/TKO at 4/9

Longer odds tip for the fight

Under 7.5 rounds at 11/10 with bet365Carl Frampton v Horacio Garcia Correct Score Tip - Under 7.5 rounds at 11/10