Okay pugilistic fight fans and betting enthusiasts, with three title fights on tap for the coming week, you’re going to get a trio of great chances to cash in with a potentially winning wagers even if all three title bouts fail to feature what anyone would consider household names. Let’s get started in Asia with the top boxing betting picks for the week.
Top Boxing Betting Picks of the Week – March 25th
Wanheng Menayothin vs. Tatsuya Fukuhara, rematch, 12 rounds, for Menayothin’s WBC strawweight title
- When: Friday, March 29 2019
- Where: Chonburi, Thailand
Wanheng Menayothin (52-0, 18 KOs) and Tatsuya Fukuhara (21-6-6, 7 KO’s) will meet on Friday when the undefeated 33-year-old WBC 105-pound world champion battles the 29-year-old challenger for the second time after recording a dominant unanimous decision win back in November of 2017. Menayothin of Northeastern Thailand, stands 5’2” and makes the 11th defense against the No. 6 WBC challenger from Japan and he’s the big favorite, seeing as how he’s never been beaten and has already beaten the challenger once before.
Wanheng Menayothin has absolutely no holes in his fight game and I mean…none whatsoever. Having said that, I’m going to say that there is absolutely no way that the reigning champ manages to get upset in this affair. I’m thinking another unanimous decision is in order for this rematch, seeing as how the champ just doesn’t have a whole bunch of knockout power.
Boxing Betting Pick: Wanheng Menayothin Via Unanimous Decision
Oleksandr Gvozdyk vs. Doudou Ngumbu, 12 rounds, for Gvozdyk’s WBC light heavyweight title
- When: Saturday, March 30
- Where: Philadelphia, PA
Light heavyweight world titlist Oleksandr Gvozdyk (16-0, 13 KOs) will defend his belt March 30 against Doudou Ngumbu on ESPN. Gvozdyk is 31-years-old and hails from the Ukraine. He stands 6’2” with a 85-inch reach. The champ comes into this bout off a stunning 11th round knockout of Adonis Stevenson in December that was his second stoppage win in his last three fights.
Doudou Ngumbu (38-8, 14 KOs) is 37-years-old and hails from the D.R of Congo. He stands 5’11” and comes into this bout off a majority decision win over Yoann Kongolo in May after suffering a unanimous decision loss against Igor Mihalkin in his previous fight in December of 2017.
While Doudou Ngumbu has the big edge in experience in this matchup, that’s about the only advantage that he has in this pairing. Oleksandr Gvozdyk is the younger, more athletic and definitely stronger fighter in this pairing and I’m going to pick him to get the unanimous decision win, seeing as how each of Ngumbu’s last four defeats have all come by way of a decision finish. Keep it simple and back the favored champion here!
Boxing Betting Pick: Oleksandr Gvozdyk
Angel Acosta vs. Ganigan Lopez, 12 rounds, for Acosta’s WBO junior flyweight title
- When: Saturday, march 30
- Where: Indio, CA
Angel Acosta (20-1 19 KOs) is 28-years-old and hails from Puerto Rico. He stands 5’4” with a 64-inch reach. Acosta has won three straight bouts including his title win over Juan Alejo in December 2017 and a pair of title defenses, most recently, a stunning second round KO over Abraham Rodriguez in October.
Ganigan Lopez (35-8, 19 Kos) is 37-years-old and hails from Mexico. He stands 5’4½” with a 65-inch reach. Ganigan has lost two of his last three fights and comes into this bout off a humbling second round KO loss against Ken Shiro in May, following a seventh round KO win in his previous fight and majority decision loss against Shiro just prior to that.
This fight shouldn’t even be close MYBookie boxing bettors. Angel Acosta is by far, the superior, stronger and younger fighter in this bout. Acosta has some serious one-punch knockout power while Ganigan Lopez is fading faster than a pair of well-worn blue jeans. Acosta will make a successful defense in this one and it comes by way of a vicious knockout.
Boxing Betting Pick: Angel Acosta Via Third Round KO