At the big Tszyu-Ocampo event in Australia, an IBF super bantamweight world title eliminator will be one of the most interesting boxing matches going down this weekend. Australian Sam Goodman finds himself in the biggest fight of his career against former interim world champion Ra’eese Aleem.
Read along for a fight breakdown, betting analysis. And the official Goodman vs Aleem prediction ahead of making your bets this weekend.
Goodman vs. Aleem Information
Sam Goodman vs Raeese Aleem
Location of the game: Gold Coast Convention Centre, Broadbeach, AU.
Date and Time: Sunday, June 18. 11:00 ET, estimated ring walk
How to Watch: Showtime
Last Fight Record
Goodman won a dominant unanimous decision in his last bout that took place in March of this year.
Aleem is making his first appearance since last September. Where he beat Mike Plania in dominant fashion at Crypto.com Arena in LA.
Goodman vs. Aleem Betting Analysis
Goodman is a 24-year-old prospect out of Australia with a lot of raw talent. He is 14-0 with 7 KOs in his professional boxing career. And is looking to rise to the occasion in the biggest fight of his life this weekend. Even though this kid hasn’t fought 12-rounds in one night. He has accumulated 85 professional rounds already in his young career.
Technically speaking, Goodman is a patient boxer that controls his distance very well for how inexperienced he is as a pro. And it looks like he has made leaps recently in his overall ability. He beat a former world champion. But Doheny was 36 years old and couldn’t keep up with the speed of a younger fighter.
Aleem is one of the most interesting contenders in the super bantamweight division. He is 20-0 with 12 KOs under his belt and has shown glimpses of pure brilliance in the ring. Seven of his last ten wins have been via TKO. As he is starting to settle into himself more and sitting down on his punches to generate more power.
With the combination of sound defense, power, and world-class slickness of boxing, Aleem has the makings to become a world champion at this stage of his career. He has a history of winning as an underdog, and it almost feels like he is this weekend as well, going into a hostile environment.
No injuries have been reported to the IBF.
Goodman vs. Aleem Betting Preview
Before getting to the Goodman vs Aleem prediction, let’s see what the best betting line to make a bet on is for this weekend. The bookies have Aleem as the slight betting favorite at -150 over the +125 Goodman.
The over 10.5 rounds is at -265 right now. Which means oddsmakers assume neither of these guys have the ability to finish the other. To add onto that narrative, this fight is -200 to go to a decision.
Boxing odds are very commonly a wide margin of betting favorites winning their fights, especially when it isn’t a championship fight. This is a great example of a fight between two of the best in a weight division, and they are going at it for a mandatory title shot.
The key factor to this matchup is that Goodman is only 24 years old and hasn’t fought any world-class talent in their primes thus far. He also hasn’t fought 12 rounds in the same night.
Sam Goodman vs. Ra’eese Aleem Betting Prediction
If you want to start making boxing predictions and betting on the sport, you will have to take the time to embed yourself into it. Learning about the sport of boxing, following the athletes on social media, and simply watching live fights will increase your knowledge and your chances of winning your bets.
- The official Goodman vs Aleem prediction is that Ra’eese Aleem will get his hand raised in front of an upset Australian crowd this weekend.
The slick boxing skills and experience of Aleem will be too much for the 24-year-old to handle over 12 rounds.
Even if Goodman starts out fast and sharp, the adrenalin will subdue, and the conditioning will take a much bigger piece of his mental capacity than the fight, and that’s where Aleem starts turning it on.
You will see Aleem noticeably shift into this meaner, more confident version of himself, where he starts putting combinations together and using his feet very well around the ring.