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Ryan Walsh vs Jazza Dickens Odds and Picks for Main Card

Dylan Bowker

by Dylan Bowker in Boxing

Updated Sep 28, 2020 · 2:11 PM PDT

Walsh vs Dickens
Ryan Walsh and Jazza Dickens will sling leather in the Golden Contract featherweight final this Wednesday.
  • Ryan Walsh vs Jazza Dickens goes Wednesday, September 30th at 3:00 PM ET
  • Two Golden Contract champions will be crowned but who emerges victorious?
  • Check out the fight odds, analysis, and prediction below

Ryan Walsh and Jazza Dickens will vie for the right of being known as a Golden Contract champion. Walsh vs Dickens goes down inside Production Park Studios in Yorkshire, England with the card set to broadcast on ESPN+.

The ten-round clash at 126 pounds has high stakes as two elite European pugilists hope to win and vault themselves towards a huge boxing blockbuster of international proportions.

Ryan Walsh vs Jazza Dickens Odds

Fighter Odds
  Ryan Walsh -130
James Dickens EVEN
Fighter Odds
Liam Conroy -135
Serge Michel +105
Fighter Odds
Ohara Davies -370
Tyrone McKenna +280

Odds as of September 28th

Both achieved victories in their last respective bouts on the same night to advance to the finals of this Golden Contract tournament.

This is a killer featherweight final for a tournament set to reach it’s denouement almost one year after it kicked off in October 2019.

Ryan Walsh’s Road to the Golden Contract Final

Ryan Walsh is the longest-reigning British champion and is one of only 13 pugilists to have won the Lonsdale belt outright within the decade.

Walsh’s path to the tournament final saw him best Hairon Socarras via ninth-round stoppage and Tyrone McCullagh via decision after dropping him twice during the contest.


Jazza Dickens’ Golden Contract Path

For James “Jazza” Dickens, this Golden Contract tournament has been quite the revitalization for his combat career. His recent run has seen him both retain and win multiple European featherweight titles en route to the finals.

Dickens carved his swath through the tournament field by defeating Carlos Ramos to defend the IBF European title and then Leigh Wood to capture the WBO European gold. Jazza Dickens picked up a pair of decision victories across those outings.


Both men have a refined sense of ringcraft and great fight IQs which should make this a fun one. The southpaw angles and unorthodox footwork considerations of Dickens will be intriguing to see here and how Walsh is able to adjust out there to the unorthodox stylings.

Considering both men have sub-fifty percent KO rates, I foresee this being a hard-fought bout where both men will need to pack a lunch. Both will need to be in this one for the long haul to secure a win.

Walsh vs Dickens Tale of the Tape

26-2-2 Record 29-3
12 Knockouts 11
5’6.5 Height 5’6
68 Reach N/A
James Tennyson, Darren Traynor, Hairon Socarras Significant Wins Martin Ward, Leigh Wood, Nathaniel May
Orthodox Stance Southpaw

I think this Golden Contract final will end up going to the judge’s scorecards.

Walsh ultimately is the slicker boxer and will be able to keep the fight going at his rhythm for longer stretches in the bout overall. Ryan Walsh gets it done on points when Walsh vs Dickens goes down.

Pick: Ryan Walsh (-130)

Main Card Picks for Walsh vs Dickens

  1. Liam Conroy vs Serge Michel: This is a Golden Contract light-heavyweight semi-final bout. Michel presents tremendous underdog value here I think. Serge Michel is heavy-handed with power in both fists and has a seventy percent knockout rate. I think he can secure the victory here either by late stoppage or via decision. Pick: Serge Michel (+105)
  2. Ohara Davies vs Tyrone McKenna: This bout will see the second Golden Contract tournament winner crowned and it’s set to go in the super lightweight division. McKenna is the more technically savvy, purveyor of the sweet science while Davies has the edge in stopping ability.  I think Davies secures a stoppage victory inside of seven rounds. Pick: Ohara Davies (-370)
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