Top Boxing Lines: Bivol vs Ramirez Odds, and 3 Great Title Bouts for the Weekend

Top Boxing Lines: Bivol vs Ramirez Odds, and 3 Great Title Bouts for the Weekend

One of the top pound for pound boxers on the planet returns to the ring on Saturday when Dmitry Bivol takes on Gilberto Ramirez. The bout takes place in Abu Dhabi. Also on Saturday, Jessica McCaskill throws down against Chantelle Cameron and David Morrell Jr. puts his super middleweight strap on the line versus Aidos Yerbossynuly. Keep reading for Boxing Lines, analysis, and free picks for five of Saturday’s top boxing matches. 

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Boxing Events

  • When: Saturday, Nov. 5

Shavkatdzhon Rakhimov -434 vs. Zelfa Barrett +274 | IBF Junior Lightweight Title

  • Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates – DAZN

Underdog Zelfa Barrett brings an excellent 28-1 record into the ring. Barrett has won 16 of his bouts via stoppage.

Shavkatdzhon Rakhimov is 16-0-1. The favorite has won 13 of his bouts via knockout, which is the main reason Rakhimov offers such low odds to take down Barrett. But Zelfa hasn’t lost since a 2018 fight versus Ronnie Clark. 

The odds difference makes Rakhimov an underlay and Barrett an overlay. Backing the overlay is the way to go. 

Boxing Pick: Zelfa Barrett 

Chantelle Cameron -188 vs Jessica McCaskill +135 | Undisputed Junior Welterweight Title 

Jessica McCaskill is a skilled boxer. McCaskill has a decent 12-2 record with 5 stoppage victories. Jessica hasn’t lost since 2017. When she did lose, it was against arguably the best woman boxer on the planet, the great Katie Taylor.

Chantelle Cameron has a flashier record. Cameron is 16-0 with 8 knockout victories. The chalk in this bout has won 5 of her last 6 via unanimous decision. The decision wins tells us Cameron can box as well as throw power punches. McCaskill has a chance but Chantelle should get the win.  

Boxing Pick: Chantelle Cameron  

Dmitry Bivol -416 vs Gilberto Ramirez +266 | WBA Light Heavyweight Title 

Gilberto Ramirez isn’t a sacrificial lamb. Ramirez has a stunning 44-0 record. Not only is Gilberto 44-0 but “Zurdo” has won 30 of his bouts via knockout. 

However, before dumping on the dog, it’s important to note that none of the opponents Ramirez has faced is close to Dmitry Bivol’s talent level. Bivol beat Canelo in his last because he stuck to a script that has led to a 20-0 record.

Bivol’s jab is one of the best in boxing. It’s both accurate and powerful. It also sets up power punches that keep Dmitry’s opponents off balance. Ramirez will fight hard but he’s up against a beast on Saturday. 

Boxing Pick: Dmitry Bivol

Brian Mendoza +174 vs Jeison Rosario -250

  • Minneapolis – Showtime 

The fact Brian Mendoza is only a +174 underdog speaks to the respect boxing oddsmakers and fans have for him. Mendoza has lost 2 of his last 4. A positive about the losses is that both were by decision and 1 loss happened via split-decision.

But although Mendoza has a chance in this bout, Rosario is fighting too well to lose. Jeison has won 3 in a row via technical knockout. Not only that, but all 3 fights happened from November 2021 to July 2022. Rosario takes this. 

Boxing Pick: Jeison Rosario  

David Morrell Jr. -1111 vs Aidos Yerbossynuly +508 | WBA Super Middleweight Title  

Don’t let Cuban boxer David Morrell Jr.’s 7-0 record full you. Morrell has way more experience than his pro record indicates.

David clocked 49 amateur victories to 5 defeats. He knows his way around a boxing ring.

On Saturday, Morell Jr. throws down against tough Aidos Yerbossynuly. Yerbossynuly is 16-0 with 11 knockout wins. 

No doubt, Aidos has a chance but it’s only a puncher’s chance. Morrell Jr. is much taller and has a much longer reach. The chalk wins. So look for a prop before backing Morrell on the money line. 

Boxing Pick: David Morrell Jr.

Undefeated Guido Vianello takes on Jonathan Rice on Saturday night in what should be an excellent bout. Vianello versus Rice is one of Saturday’s headline fights on a day when YouTube boxer Olajide Olatunji also throws down. Check out Boxing Lines, analysis, and free picks for five bouts taking place on Saturday, Jan. 14.

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Top Boxing Events
  • When: Saturday, Jan. 14

Thomas Oliveira +644 vs Olajide Olatunji -1666

Olatunji, known as KSI to his fans, was supposed to take on mixed-martial-artist Dillon Danis. KSI last fought in August where he beat two fighters: YouTube rival Swarmz and Luis Pineda. 

On Saturday, Olatunji takes on Thomas Olievera. Known as FaZe Temperrr, there’s some reason to believe the underdog in this gets it done. 

Temperrr has a decent 2-1 record for an amateur. Not only that, but he trains as hard as KSI. Also, Olievera is 4 inches taller, weighs more, and has an inch reach advantage. 

Sure, KSI should win. But the odds discount Olievera’s advantages. Temperrr has a much better shot than the odds imply.    

Boxing Pick: Thomas Oliveira

Edwin Rodriguez +290 vs Floyd Diaz -476

American Floyd Diaz has a nice 8-0 record with 3 knockout victories. Diaz hopes to push the record to 9 when he throws down against veteran Edwin Rodriguez on Saturday.

Rodriguez is 11-6-2 with 5 knockout wins. Edwin last fought in 2021, which puts him at a disadvantage to win this. If Rodriguez is at the top of his game, he will out box his odds. 

But there’s no telling Edwin’s shape. So although Diaz is a slight underlay at his odds, backing Floyd is the way to go.  

Boxing Pick: Floyd Diaz  

Abraham Nova -116 vs Adam Lopez -119

Abraham Nova versus Adam Lopez projects as one of this weekend’s most competitive matches. Nova last fought in June 2022. Abraham lost the bout but it was against well-regarded Robeisy Ramirez. 

Adam Lopez is 16-3-1 with 6 knockout wins. Lopez beat William Encarnacion via unanimous decision in a bout that happened last May.

When odds dropped Lopez was more of a favorite. Late money has rolled onto Nova. But Ramirez exposed a few flaws in Abraham’s game. The slight chalk remains the choice. 

Boxing Pick: Adam Lopez 

Stephen Shaw -166 vs Efe Ajagba +120

Favored Stephan “Big Shot” Shaw is undefeated with an 18-0 record. Shaw has won 13 of his bouts via stoppage.

But although Shaw is undefeated, he’s a 3-year-old veteran up against a 28-year-old boxer with a single loss. Efe Ajagba lost to Frank Sanchez in 2021.

Last year, Ajagba bounced back with a fantastic victory over Jozsef Darmos. Efe beat Darmos via second-round technical knockout. No doubt, Ajagba is one of the toughest fighters Shaw has ever faced. Backing the dog makes sense. 

Boxing Pick: Efe Ajagba 

Jonathan Rice -136 vs Guido Vianello -101

Favored Jonathan Rice is 15-6-1 with 10 knockout victories. Rice has won his last 2 fights. Both bouts were against Michael Polite Coffie.

On Saturday, Rice takes on 10-0-1 Guido Vianello. The slight dog has won 9 of his bouts via stoppage. Vianello, no doubt, has what it takes to win this. 

Rice hasn’t faced power like Vianello’s in a while. Guido is the pick.  

Boxing Pick: Guido Vianello

Artur Beterbiev owns three of boxing’s light heavyweight division belts. Beterbiev would like nothing more than to grab the fourth. But before Artur can face off agianst Dmitry Bivol for the WBC Light Heavyweight Championship, he must get by Anthony Yarde in Yarde’s backyard on Saturday. Check out analysis and a free Boxing Betting pick for Yarde versus Beterbiev as well as four other of Saturday’s top boxing matches. 

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Boxing Events

  • When: Saturday, Jan. 28

Artem Dalakian -147 vs David Jimenez +106 | WBA Flyweight Title

  • London, England – 3:00 pm ET on ESPN+

Dalakian versus Jimenez should be a fantastic matchup. Artem is the slight favorite because he’s got a 21-0 record. 

Not only is Dalakian undefeated but he also has 15 stoppage victories. Of those 15 stoppage wins, 13 were via technical knockout and 2 were via straight up knockout. 

Jimenez is 12-0. David has 5 knockout wins, 3 technical knockout victories, and a referee technical decision victory. Jimenez last fought in July 2016. 

Dalakian’s last bout was November 2021. Not only that, but this is Artem’s first fight outside of the Ukraine. Backing Jimenez makes sense. 

Boxing Pick: David Jimenez  

Anthony Yarde +430 vs Artur Beterbiev -833 | WBA, WBO, IBF Lightweight Titles

  • London, England – 3:00 pm ET on ESPN+

For sure, Yarde has skill. Anthony uses his feet well, moves in and out of trouble, and can throw with both hands.

But although Yarde is a skilled boxer, he’s in trouble. Artur Beterbiev is 18-0 with 18 knockouts for a reason. Beterbiev doesn’t just have power. He wins angles so that he can throw his most powerful shots.

Yarde also tends to leave his hands under his chin, which is a recipe for disaster. Beterbiev will land an overhand right or left that ends Yarde’s night early.  

Boxing Pick: Artur Beterbiev 

Oscar Collazo vs Yudel Reyes

  • Inglewood, CA – DAZN

Collazo was supposed to face Wilfredo Mendez. But Mendez suffered an injury a couple of weeks back, which is why when Oscar steps into the ring on Saturday, he’ll take on Yudel Reyes. 

The underdog in this bout has an excellent 15-1 record. The knock against Reyes is that this is his first bout stateside. But if you can look past that issue, he’s good enough to challenge Collazo.

Oscar is 5-0 with 3 technical knockout wins. No doubt, he’s going to attract a ton of action. For sure, the likely favorite can win this. Backing Reyes, though, makes sense. 

Boxing Pick: Oscar Collazo 

Floyd Schofield -2500 vs Alberto Mercado +752

  • Inglewood, CA – DAZN

Alberto Mercado has a decent 17-4-1 record. However, Mercado has only stopped 4 of his opponents. That’s a huge red flag for those looking to back the underdog.

Floyd Schofield is one of the sports up and comers. 10 of Schofield’s 12 victories have come via stoppage. Floyd has knocked out 6 of his opponents, has won 3 via TKO, and has a referee technical decision victory on the record. Schofield ends Mercado’s night early. So, look for a knockout prop. 

Boxing Pick: Floyd Schofield  

Alexis Rocha vs Georgie Ashie 

  • Inglewood, CA – DAZN

Rocha was supposed to fight Anthony Young, but Golden Boy Promotions, Oscar De La Hoya’s boxing outfit, replaced Young with George Ashie. Once oddsmakers change the line, Alexis Rocha might be more than a -5000 favorite. 

Does Ashie have any chance of upsetting Rocha? Ashie is 33-5-1 and has yet to fight outside of his native Ghana. 

Ghana has terrific gyms. But Rocha is a legit welterweight title contender. So, no, Ashie doesn’t have much chance. Look for a knockout prop before accepting what’s likely to be -5000 or worse odds. 

Boxing Pick: Alexis Rocha 


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