Fisher vs Babic Predictions: ‘The Romford Bull’ can win the war

 | Friday 5th July 2024, 14:17pm

Friday 5th July 2024, 14:17pm

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Popular heavyweight Johnny Fisher makes a big step-up on Saturday, July 6 as he steps through the ropes with Croatian warrior Alen Babic. This sure-fire war takes place at the Copper Box Arena in London with DAZN screening the card live.

Here are my Fisher vs Babic predictions ahead of what should be an absolute shoot-out.

Fisher vs Babic Tips

  • Fisher by KO @ 1/4
  • Fisher in rounds 4-6 @ 23/10

These men boast a lot of similarities. Both have built a grassroots following in Britain based on the fact they are almost never in a bad fight. UK fight fans love boxers who throw caution to the wind and will do anything to win. The fact Fisher and Babic both fit this description indicates that we are in for a tear-up in the Big Smoke on Saturday night.

Fisher is known as ‘The Romford Bull’ and he backs that nickname up. His fantical local following coupled with a style in which he charges forward endlessly makes it an appropriate moniker for the 25-year-old.

‘The Savage’ is an equally accurate name for his opponent, Babic. The 33-year-old won’t find his way into any boxing textbooks with his rudimentary style. But his thrill-a-minute wars and stop-or-be-stopped heroics have seen him taken into the hearts of many a fight fan. Babic’s name on a card has long been fistic shorthand for entertainment.

I usually save these observations for the predictions section, but I will gift you one morsel early. I do not think this fight is going to go the distance. These men each have one decision win on their ledger. Even then, neither fight was exactly a chess match.

Babic got knocked down and hurt against Adam Balski, while he spent the rest of the fight trying to send his opponent’s skull into the eighth row. Meanwhile, Fisher was left bloodied in a six-round tear-up with Gabriel Enguema. Decisions they may have been, but Babic and Fisher still went to war in their respective distance bouts.

While the two fighters are similar in many ways, there are some points of separation. The main one is their relative ages and the freshness they bring. Fisher is only 25 and feels like a fighter on his way up. Babic is 33 and the wars seem to have started taking a toll.

Indeed, ‘The Savage’ was recently savaged when stepping up to what is ostensibly world title level. Bridgerweight is a new division and incredibly weak, but Babic still found himself iced in a round by then-WBC king Lukasz Rozanski. The fact Rozanski lost the belt to Lawrence Okolie in one round in his first defence is a brutal reminder of where Babic is in the pecking order.

Now Johnny Fisher looks to establish his own place in the heavyweight shuffle at the expense of Babic. One thing is for sure; this one won’t be dull.


Fisher vs Babic Fight Odds

Fisher is a 1/10 favourite while Babic is a 6/1 underdog. A draw is 20/1. That 4.8% implied probability shot looks like a fool’s errand considering the knockout ratios of these guys.

Fisher vs Babic Full Card

Johnny Fisher vs. Alen Babic; Heavyweight 

Reece Bellotti vs. Levi Giles for British super-featherweight title 

John Hedges vs. Lewis Oakford; Cruiserweight 

Maisey Rose Courtney vs. Jasmina Zapotoczna; Flyweight 

Giorgio Visioli vs. Tampela Maharusi; Super-featherweight

Fisher vs Babic Prediction

Can I put “fireworks” as a prediction? No? In that case I am leaning towards a Fisher knockout win, but I believe he’ll have to work hard for it. I’ll pick the ‘The Romford Bull’ to get it done between rounds four and six, which is priced at 23/10.

Fisher is coming along nicely but he still has a tendency to try and club his way to victory. That will get you past an Alen Babic-type, but not without eating some leather.

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