WBO and WBC Super Featherweight champ Shakur Stevenson puts his belts on the line this Friday night when he takes on 1-loss Robson Conceicao. Stevenson has proven to be one of the top fighters in the world. Will Shakur add another victory to his impressive record? Keep reading for Boxing Lines, analysis, and free picks for Stevenson versus Conceicao and four other fantastic bouts happening on Friday night.
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- When: Friday, Sep. 23
Estivan Falcao +190 vs Nahir Albright -294
Underdog Estivan Falcao has a record that suggests he should compete against favored Nahir Albright. Falcao is 11-0 with 6 knockout victories. Nahir Albright is 14-2.
Often, undefeated fighters, especially double-digit undefeated fighters, don’t show up as underdogs. But Falcao has only boxed in Brazil, which means Albright has faced the much better opponents.
Also, Falcao last fought in July 2021. The layoff won’t help the challenger close the gap. Albright is the pick.
Boxing Pick: Nahir Albright
Misael Lopez +296 vs Orlando Gonzalez Ruiz -526
There’s a reason to believe the underdog in this challenges the chalk. Misael Lopez has a great 13-1 record with 5 KO or TKO wins. Not only that, but Lopez has won 2 fights already this year.
Ruiz has an 18-1 record. The favorite in this match beat Pablo Cruz via fifth round knockout in a bout in June. Ruiz’s lone loss happened in a contest against excellent boxer Robeisy Ramirez. Although Lopez will fight hard, Ruiz should step out of the ring with a win. The chalk takes this.
Boxing Pick: Orlando Gonzalez Ruiz
Omar Tienda +953 vs Keyshawn Davis -10000
Veteran Omar Tienda is 25-5 with 18 technical knockout or knockout wins. Tienda has fought in Mexico exclusively, this is his first fight in the states, which is why 5-0 Keyshawn Davis is such a massive favorite.
After just 5 fights, many believe Davis is a contender for a lightweight title. In his last bout, this past April 30, Davis bested then 18-1 Esteban Sanchez.
Keyshawn beat Sanchez via sixth round TKO. Davis wins this for sure and the favorite should win via an early round knockout. Look for a KO prop before accepting the odds on the chalk.
Boxing Pick: Keyshawn Davis
Jose Sanchez +747 vs Jahi Tucker -3333
Undefeated Jahi Tucker is about 4 to 5 fights away from throwing down for a welterweight strap. Tucker has a terrific 8-0 record. Jahi has knocked out 5 of his opponents.
Jose Sanchez has an 11-2-1 record. Sanchez hasn’t come close to taking on a fighter as talented as Tucker. Jahi wins this. Make sure to look for a prop bet before backing the chalk at the odds.
Boxing Pick: Jahi Tucker
Robson Conceicao +535 vs Shakur Stevenson -1666 | WBC & WBO Super Featherweight Titles
Conceicao’s lone loss happened versus the terrific Oscar Valdez. Oscar is a very good boxer. Valdez, though, lost when he took on Shakur Stevenson.
Shakur outboxed Valdez. Stevenson isn’t a go for the knockout fighter. Shakur takes his time. Also, on Friday night, the champ takes on an opponent with a granite chin.
Conceicao won’t go down easily in this bout, which means the prop we look for should be for this match to go the 12 rounds. Over the total of 10.5 rounds is another option. Shakur wins this via unanimous decision.
Boxing Pick: Shakur Stevenson
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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- 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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- 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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