Top Boxing Betting Picks of the Week – December 4th

Top Boxing Betting Picks of the Week – December 4th

Written by on December 4, 2018

If you’re a boxing fan and betting enthusiasts that is ticked off about Saturday night’s strange draw outcome between heavyweights, Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury (who isn’t?) and you’re looking for some more action-packed affairs that are all offering a bunch of outstanding betting value, then you’ve come to the right place.

Thanks to the pair of expert picks that you’re about to get, you’re going to have two great chances to cash in with a pair of potentially winning boxing wagers. Now, let’s get down to business.

Top Boxing Betting Picks of the Week – December 4th

Claressa Shields (7-0, 2 KOs) vs. Femke Hermans (9-1, 3 KOs)

  • 10 rounds, for Shields’ IBF/WBA/WBC Women’s Middleweight Title

23-year-old two-time Olympic Gold Medalist Claressa Shields stands 5’10” with a 68-inch reach. The Flint, Michigan native has won all seven of her professional fights since winning the gold medal in 2016 and she comes into this bout off a 10t round unanimous decision win over Hannah Rankin in November that helped her retain her WBA and IBF middleweight titles while winning the vacant WBC title.

28-year-old super middleweight titleholder Femke Hermans will move down in weight to take on Shields Hermans (9-1, 3 KOs), 28, of Belgium, won a vacant super middleweight with a unanimous decision over Nikki Adler in May and won a pair of bouts after that including her unanimous decision win over Ester Konecna in September.


Femke Hermans is no doubt, a gifted fighter in her own right, but she’s not going to beat the clearly superior Claressa Shields in this contest, particularly with Shields looking to set a mega-fight against undisputed women’s welterweight world champion Cecilia Braekhus.

“I’m so excited to be fighting live on HBO and to share the stage with Cecilia Braekhus on Dec. 8,” said Shields, who held unified belts at super middleweight before vacating to drop down to middleweight. “It’s a great step forward for women’s boxing to have the two best female fighters in the world on the same card on worldwide television.”

Yeah, there’s pretty much no way that Claressa Shields loses this bout. I like her in a unanimous decision win over Hermans.

Boxing Betting Pick: Claressa Shields Via Unanimous decision.

Vasiliy Lomachenko (11-1, 9 KOs) vs. Jose Pedraza (25-1, 12 KOs)

  • 12 rounds, WBA/WBO lightweight unification
  30-year-old Puerto Rico native Vasiliy Lomachenko stands 5’7” and has a 65-inch reach. The southpaw slugger has recorded nine KOs in his 12 career fights and comes into this affair off a thrilling 10t round TKO win over Jorge Linares in May.

Vasiliy Lomachenko should be one of your Boxing Betting Picks of the week.

29-year-old Puerto Rico native Jose Pedraza stands 5’8½” and has a 70.5-inch reach. Pedraza has recorded a dozen KOs in his career and comes into this bout off a 12-round unanimous decision win over Ray Beltran in August.


If you didn’t know it before, several respected boxing experts and publications believe that Vasiliy Lomachenko is the No. 1 pound-for-pound fighter on the planet despite his lack of a lengthy career. For this bout, I’m going to advise you to back Vasiliy Lomachenko to get the win in a tough bout that looks like an absolute thriller just waiting to happen.

Jose Pedraza is a gifted fighter in his own right and I don’t expect him to simply roll over in this bout, but I believe that Lomachenko has the edge in speed, defense and definitely, punching power. Lomachenko wins this one, but it’s going the distance.

Boxing Betting Pick: Vasiliy Lomachenko Via Unanimous Decision