Top Boxing Betting Picks of the Week - March 5th Edition

Top Boxing Betting Picks of Week – March 5th Edition

Written by on March 5, 2018

Fight fans have another great week of boxing action to look forward to, as we have several big bouts on the calendar this week. There are some big title fights on the schedule, a couple of which look to be easy picks, as they look as though they are set to be one-sided affairs. Mikey Garcia looks to be money in the bank against Sergey Lipinets for the IBF Super Lightweight Title, while Andy Ruiz Jr. should have no problem taking care of Devin Vargas. While those two bouts look like they might be over quickly, we will still break them down for you. Let’s take a look at 4 big fights this week, as well as the boxing betting odds for each one.

Top Boxing Betting Picks of the Week – March 5th Edition

Kiryl Relikh (+165) Vs Rances Barthelemy (-190)

Barthelemy comes into this fight as the current IBF World Lightweight Champion, and he will be looking to add the vacant WBA Super Lightweight Title to his accomplishments in this one. He is unbeaten in his 26 career fights winning 13 by KO. He will be up against a power fighter in Relikh, a man who is 21-2 in his career, with 19 of his wins coming by KO. Relikh is on a bit of a slide, though, and comes into this one on the heels of back to back losses. I need to go with the fighter with the hot hand here, so let’s take Barthelemy to win by UD.

Scott Quigg (+310) Vs Oscar Valdez (-370)

This one goes on Saturday night at the StubHub Center in Carson, with these two men entering the ring for a 12-round WBO Featherweight Title fight. Valdez took the title from Hiroshige Osawa in 2016 and followed that win up with a pair of successful defenses. Overall, he is 23-0 with 19 KO wins in his career. Quigg is the current WBA International Featherweight Title holder, so certainly no slouch here. He has gone 34-1-2 with 25 KO wins in his career.  I think we are looking at a fight that is going to go into the later rounds, but I like Valdez to eventually get the KO win.

Sergey Lipnets (+1400) Vs Mikey Garcia (-2500)

Mikey Garcia is the current WBC World Lightweight Title holder, as well as fighter that has remained unbeaten through 37 professional bouts, 30 of which he has won by O. He will be going after the vacant IBF title, and will need to go through Sergey Lipinets, a much less experienced fighter out of Kazakhstan. Lipinets is 13-0 in his professional career, winning 10 of those fights by KO. It’s fair to suggest that this will be his toughest battle yet, which will be shown in the end result, which should be an early KO win for Garcia.

Devin Vargas (+2500) Vs Anthony Ruiz Jr. (-7500)

This is an 8-round heavyweight fight on the undercard of the Quigg/Valdez bout, and it’s a fight that is not likely to get out of the early rounds. Ruiz is 29-1 with 19 KO wins in his career and he would appear to stack up very well against Vargas and his 20-4 record, with only 8 KO wins in there. Vargas simply doesn’t have the power to land a surprise shot that could win him this fight, so look for Ruiz to get the job done early in this one.
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