Okay boxing lovers, with a quartet of world title fights on tap for the coming week, you should know there won’t be a shortage of action-packed pairings for you to potentially cash in on. With that thought in mind, let’s find out who’s in the squared circle this week and which fighters are offering the best boxing betting value in their respective title bouts.
Top Boxing Betting Picks for the Week – October 21st Edition
Elwin Soto (15-1) vs. Edward Heno (14-0-5)
- When: Thursday, October 24, 2019
- Where: Indio, Calif. (RingTV.com)
These two will go 12 rounds, for Soto’s WBO junior flyweight title. The 22-year-old Soto has won 13 straight fights including a 12th round KO win over Angel Acosta in June that marked his fourth straight stoppage win. The 27-year-old Edward Heno has won four straight bouts including a unanimous decision win over Koji Itagaki in February. For this title bout, I’m going with the younger, stronger Soto to get the KO win, seeing as how he’s never been beaten and Edward Heno has been part of a whopping five draws in his career.
Boxing Betting Pick: Elwin Soto Via 8th Round KO
Wanheng Menayothin (53-0) vs. Simpiwe Konkco (19-5)
- When: Friday, October 25, 2019
- Where: Chonburi, Thailand
These two will go at it for 12 rounds, for Menayothin’s WBC strawweight title. The champ in this title fight in 33-years-old and is undeniably one of the greatest fighters on the face of the planet, even if he doesn’t get the recognition he deserves because of the weight class he fights in. Menayothin comes into this bout off an eighth round technical decision win over Tatsuya Fukuhara in May. Khonco, the challenger in this bout, has won four straight including a fourth-round No-Contest decision over Joey Canoy in December. The champ here is the super easy pick to win his 54th consecutive fight. This pick requires absolutely no guesswork, although it could cost you a pretty penny to back the champ.
Boxing Betting Pick: Wanheng Menayothin Via Unanimous Decision
Shakur Stevenson (7-0) vs. Joet Gonzalez (23-0)
- When: Saturday, October 26, 2019
- Where: Reno Sparks Convention center, Reno, NV
These two fighters will throw down in a 12 round battle for the vacant WBO featherweight title. Joet Gonzalez is 26-years-old and comes into this bout off a sixth round KO win over Manuel Avila in July. Shakur Stevenson is 22-years-old and comes into this title fight off a third round KO win over Alberto Guerva in July. While Stevenson has just seven career fights, this will be his fourth bout this year alone and many, like the legendary Bob Arum, believe he’s going to go down as one of the all-time greats. I’m going with the young American to get the emphatic win via TKO.
Boxing Betting Pick: Shakur Stevenson Via Seventh Round TKO
Josh Taylor (15-0) vs. Regis Prograis (24-0)
- When: Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 5:00 PM ET
- Where: O2 Arena, London, UK
These two fights will go at it in a WBA/IBF junior welterweight unification showdown. 30-year-old Regis Prograis comes into this bout off a stunning sixth round TKO win over Kiryl Relikh in April and he’s recorded seven knockouts in his last eight fights. 28-year-old Josh Taylor comes into this affair off a unanimous decision win over Ivan Baranchyk in May. Despite the fact that he doesn’t have as much ring experience as Regis Prograis, I’m going with the super talented Josh Taylor to get the huge win in this pairing. Taylor is the faster and more polished boxer in this pairing, even though Prograis has the edge in raw punching power. I like Taylor to avoid getting in danger to win this one on points.
Boxing Betting Pick: Josh Taylor Via Unanimous Decision