On Friday, ESPN+ streams a fantastic boxing card highlighted by Jose Carlos Ramirez against Jose Pedraza. Then on Saturday, DAZN streams a terrific boxing card. DAZN’s main event pits Roman “Chocalito” Gonzalez against Julio Cesar Martinez. Check out Boxing Lines, analysis, and free picks for six of this weekend’s best boxing matches.
Ramirez vs Pedraza On Friday and Gonzalez vs Martinez On Saturday
Top Boxing Betting Events For the Weekend
- When: Friday, March 4 – Saturday, March 5
Abraham Montoya +275 vs Gabriel Flores Jr. -350 | Boxing on ESPN+
Montoya has an excellent 20-2-1 record. The underdog has won 14 of his bouts via technical knockout or knockout.
Favorite Gabriel Flores Jr. boasts a 20-1 record. Flores Jr. will use his jab to keep Montoya at bay. It should work, but the chalk doesn’t have much power, he’s won just 7 bouts via TKO or KO. So at the odds, it makes sense to back the more powerful puncher.
Boxing Pick: Abraham Montoya
Jeo Santisima +325 vs Joet Gonzalez -450 | Boxing on ESPN+
21-3 with 18 stoppage victories, 25-year-old Jeo Santisima faces the best opponent of his career when he takes on accomplished Joet Gonzalez.
Gonzalez has won 24. He’s won 14 via TKO or KO. The favorites does have 3 losses and he’s lost 2-of-3. Both losses were against championship level fighters.
The first came against Shakur Stevenson. The second was versus Emanuel Navarrete. Santisima is a good boxer, but he hasn’t come close to facing a fighter like Joet Gonzalez.
Boxing Pick: Joet Gonzalez
Jose Pedraza +400 vs Jose Carlos Ramirez -600 | Boxing on ESPN+
Jose Pedraza has a sterling 29-3 record with 14 knockout or technical knockout wins. The underdogs’ last loss happened back in 2019 against well-regarded Jose Zepeda.
Pedraza also lasted 12 round with Vasyl Lomachenko. So we know he can box. But on Friday night, Pedraza faces a tough customer in Jose Carlos Ramirez.
26-1 with 17 knockouts, Ramirez wants to prove his loss to Josh Taylor was a fluke. He should handle Pedraza.
Boxing Pick: Jose Carlos Ramirez
Emilio Sanchez +600 vs. Mauricio Lara -1200 | Boxing on DAZN
Lara is 23-2-1 with 16 stoppage wins. He last fought in September 2021 in a rematch against Josh Warrington. Lara upset Warrington in the first bout. Warrington fought well enough in the second bout for a draw.
On Saturday, Lara takes on a skilled boxer in Emilio Sanchez. The underdog has won 12 bouts via TKO or KO. Sanchez has a 19-1 record. The odds difference appear to be based on how well Lara fought against Warrington. But, maybe, Warrington is overrated. Taking a shot on Sanchez to pull off the upset win makes sense.
Boxing Pick: Emilio Sanchez
Angel Fierro -650 vs Juan Carlos Burgos +425 | Boxing on DAZN
34-year-old Juan Carlos Burgos has built a respectable 34-6-2 record. He’s won 21 fights via technical knockout or knockout.
But Burgos enters this on the downswing of his career. JCB has lost 4-of-5. It feels as if Juan Carlos will box on Saturday night for a paycheck and nothing more.
Angel Fierro is 19-1-1 with 15 knockout victories. Although it won’t be easy, Fierro could KO Burgos. So look for a knockout prop if you want better odds than the -650.
Boxing Pick: Angel Fierro
Julio Cesar Martinez +120 vs Roman Gonzalez -140 | Boxing on DAZN
Martinez versus Gonzalez could be one of the year’s best fights. Both have terrific records and both throw down.
Gonzalez has won 50 fights, lost 3, and knocked out 41 of his opponents. Chocalito lost his last to fellow warrior Juan Francisco Estrada via split-decision.
Martinez has an 18-1 record with 14 TKO or KO victories. This is a tough fight to handicap, but in his last, Martinez suffered a knockdown in the first round.
Gonzalez doesn’t stop. Eventually, he’ll get to Martinez. Go with the chalk.
Boxing Pick: Roman Gonzalez