The big boxing matches this week happen in Tokyo, Japan on Tuesday, Dec. 31. The New Year’s Eve card features 3 title fights, including Kosei Tanaka versus Wulan Tuolehazi for a WBO Flyweight Title. Earlier on the card, Miyo Yoshida battles Li Ping Shi for the WBO Women’s Bantamweight Championship. The main event is for the WBO Junior Bantamweight Title. Kazuto Ioka takes on Jeyvier Cintron. Check out previews and picks for the 5 top bouts on the New Year’s Eve boxing betting card in Tokyo, Japan!
Top Boxing Betting Picks for the Week – December 30th Edition
- When: Tuesday, December 31st, 2019
- Where: Tokyo, Japan
- Live Stream: WBO Boxing
Yusaku Kuga vs Jhunriel Ramonal
- Junior Featherweights – 12 Rounds
19-3-1 Yusaku Kuga hasn’t lost since 2018. Shingo Wake beat Kuga via TKO. Since the loss, Kuga has beaten Ryoichi Tamura and Yosuke Fujihara. At one point, 16-8 with 9 knockouts Jhunriel Ramonal may have challenged Kuga. Not now. Too many tough rounds should leave Jhunriel gasping for air by the fifth.
Boxing Betting Pick: Yusaku Kuga
Ginjiro Shigeoka vs Rey Loreto
- Strawweights – 12 Rounds
Shigeoka is 4-0 with 3 knockouts. He’s 20-years-old. Rey Loreto has a huge advantage because his record is 25-14. But, Shigeoka, a south-paw, uses his jab, has good defense, and fights smart. Like so many up and coming Japanese fighters, he emulates Naoya Inoue. That means he throws devastating punches to the body.
Boxing Betting Pick: Ginjiro Shigeoka
Miyo Yoshida vs Li Ping Shi
- WBO Women’s Junior Bantamweight Title – 10 Rounds
31-year-old Yoshida has built a 13-1 record. She has yet to knock out an opponent. Li Ping Shi is 5-2. The 21-year-old has 2 knockout wins. One of her losses happened via KO. Yoshida should run circles around her inexperienced opponent. Again, Miyo wins via decision.
Boxing Betting Pick: Miyo Yoshida
Kosei Tanaka vs Wulan Tuolehazi
- WBO Flyweight Title – 12 Rounds
WBO Flyweight title holder Kosei Tanaka is 14-0 with 8 knockouts. He’s got super-fast hands and crazy long arms for a flyweight. Tanaka throws from a distance and has a knack to lob any punch necessary, including short uppercuts, to hit his opponent. Tuolehazi is a skilled fighter. He won’t have enough energy to keep up with Tanaka, though. Kosei jumps on him early and often.
Boxing Betting Pick: Kosei Tanaka
Kazuto Ioka vs Jeyvier Cintron
- WBO Junior Bantamweight Title – 12 Rounds
Ioka is 24-2 with 14 knockouts. He faces a serious, tough, fighter on New Year’s Eve. Jeyvier Cintron has an 11-0 record. A former Olympian, Cintron brings a 5-inch reach advantage to the main event. Jeyvier will use that reach to control the middle of the ring. Give Cintron the edge in this.
Boxing Betting Pick: Jeyvier Cintron