It’s a light week and weekend in boxing due to the United State’s July 4 Independence Day on Wednesday. However, there is a great card taking place in Kazakhstan on Saturday, July 6. ESPN+ will broadcast the fights in Kazakhstan. Also on Saturday, Thulani Mbenge battles Sebastian Formella. Check out boxing analysis and picks for four of the top matches this weekend!
Top Boxing Betting Picks for the Week – July 1 Edition
Saturday, July 6
- Live Stream: ESPN+
- Where: Kazakhstan
David Oliver Joyce vs Breilor Teran
Undefeated, 10-0-0 featherweight, David Oliver Joyce hails from Mullingar, Ireland. He not only brings a solid record into this fight, but a strong chin, and, like so many Irish fighters, a stand in front of you and brawl mentality.
Breilor Teran has a 27-17-1 record. 20 of his 27 wins have come via knockout or technical knockout. The record doesn’t look like much, but Teran has won 5-of-6. He’s got decent KO power and should provide a great showing on Saturday. Still, Teran is only 5’ 5” while Joyce is 5’ 7 ½”. The two and half inches height advantage should allow Joyce to use his jab and set Teran up for dominating power punches.
Boxing Betting Pick: David Oliver Joyce
Zhankosh Turarov vs Mauro Maximiliano Godoy
Kazakhstan fighter Zhankosh Turarov is 23-0-0 with 16 knockouts. Turarov’s an excellent defensive fighter. He slips punches very well and counters when he slips those punches.
Maximiliano has an excellent 31-4-1 record. Unfortunately, 3 of the losses and draw happened in Godoy’s last 6 fights. He appears to have lost a step or two. Turarov should have no trouble handling Mauro Maximiliano Godoy on July 6.
Boxing Betting Pick: Zhankosh Turarov
Nordine Oubaali vs Arthur Villanueva
Nordine Oubaali brings an excellent 15-0-0 record into his battle with Arthur Villanueva on Saturday. Oubaali has 11 knockouts from those 15 fights. Oubaali is a powerful, southpaw, bantamweight. He’s built like a rock and does an excellent job of setting up his opponents with his jab. Almost as important to his success is his ability to relax in the ring.
Arthur Villanueva has a 32-3-1 record. The Pilipino fighter has a ton of experience. However, like Mauro Maximiliano Godoy, Villanueva heads into this battle on the downturn. He has 2 losses and a draw in his last 5 fights. Oubaali should win this battle.
Boxing Betting Pick: Nordine Oubaali
Thulani Mbenge / Sebastian Formella
- Where: Hamburg, Germany
Thulani Mbenge is 15-0 with 12 knockouts. The record is sort of awe-inspiring until we realize that Mbenge has only fought South African fighters.
Sebastian Formella is 20-0. He’s primarily fought German fighters in Germany. This is an intriguing matchup because both are trying something new. Mbenge appears to have a reach advantage. Formella seems slightly faster with his hands. This could go down to the scorecards. If Mbenge uses his reach, he could jab his way to a victory. There is no guarantee he does that. It makes sense to back the boxer with the home crowd behind him.
Boxing Betting Pick: Sebastian Formella