On Saturday, Jan. 18, great matchups take place in the boxing ring. Two of the top matchups are for championship belts. On the Fox Sports broadcast card, undefeated Chris Colbert takes on Jezzrel Corrales for the WBA Interim Junior Lightweight title. Then in the main event, Julian Williams battles Jeison Rosario. Check out analysis and free boxing betting picks for this weekend’s top matchups!
Top Boxing Betting Picks for the Week – January 13th Edition
ESPN – Saturday, Jan. 18th
- Where: Verona, NY
- TV: ESPN / ESPN Deportes
- Live Stream: ESPN+
Felix Verdejo vs Manuel Rey Rojas
- Lightweights – 10 Rounds
25-1 Felix Verdejo has 16 knockouts. The 26-year-old battles 18-3 Manuel Rey Rojas on Saturday. Rojas is a tough fighter. But even though he has a half-inch reach advantage, Verdejo brings a combination of speed and power to the fight that Rojas can’t match. Felix gets the win.
Boxing Betting Pick: Felix Verdejo
Eleider Alvarez vs Michael Seals
- Light Heavyweights – 10 Rounds
This should be a great matchup between a couple of hard-hitting light heavyweight boxing veterans. Eleider Alvarez is 35-years-old. He’s got a nice 25-1 record with 12 knockouts. Michael Seals has a 24-2 record. Alvarez gets the slight edge because although he lost his last fight it was against Sergey Kovalev. Seals hasn’t fought anyone close to that level in the last few years.
Boxing Betting Pick: Eleider Alvarez
FOX Sports – Saturday, Jan. 18th
- Where: Philadelphia, PA
- TV: Fox / Fox Deportes
- Live Stream: Fox Sports Go
Thomas LaManna vs Jorge Cota
- Junior Middleweights – 10 Rounds
28-2-1 with 10 knockouts, Thomas LaManna has done everything right during his career. LaManna should handle Jorge Cota on Saturday. Cota has lost 2-of-3 to Jermell Charlo and Jeison Rosario. The win happened against 32-14 Cesar Chavez. Also, LaManna is 6’ 2” and has a 1-inch reach advantage. Back LaManna.
Boxing Betting Pick: Thomas LaManna
Joey Spencer vs Erik Spring
- Middleweights – 6 Rounds
19-year-old Joey Spencer is 9-0 with 7 knockouts. He should get a decent workout versus 35-year-old Erik Spring. Spencer’s opponent is 13-3-2 with 1 knockout. Spring doesn’t have the power to hang with Spencer.
Boxing Betting Pick: Joey Spencer
Chris Colbert vs Jezzrel Corales
- WBA Interim Junior Lightweight Title – 12 Rounds
In the first championship bout on Fox’s card, 13-0 Chris Colbert puts his undefeated record on the line against 23-3 Jezzrel Corrales. Colbert has 5 knockouts from his 13 fights. Corrales has also knocked out 9 opponents. Colbert gets Corrales at an opportune time. Jezzrel has lost 2-of-3. Chris should grab his first title belt on Saturday.
Boxing Betting Pick: Chris Colbert
Julian Williams vs Jeison Rosario
- IBF/WBA Junior Middleweight – 12 Rounds
Williams versus Rosario could end up a Fight of the Year candidate. Sure, it’s early in 2020, but both these guys can hit. Julian Williams is 27-1-1 with 16 knockouts. Jeison Rosario is 19-1-1 with 13 KO wins. Neither will give an inch. Williams has a slight edge due to his reach. He’s got 2-inches on Rosario. Also, Williams beat Jarrett Hurd via unanimous decision in his last. He gets the nod over Jeison.
Boxing Betting Pick: Julian Williams