Three of the most intriguing boxers in the sport are in action on Saturday. Vasyl Lomachenko steps back into the ring for the first time since last September’s upset loss to Teofimo Lopez. Jeison Rosario takes on Erickson Lubin an underdog and Gervonta Davis steps through the ropes a big favorite to beat Mario Barrios. Check out odds, analysis, and picks for 6 of this weekend’s top boxing matches. Let’s get right to so you can bet against their Boxing odds.
Top Boxing Matches to Bet On The Weekend June 25th Edition
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- When: Friday, June 25 – Saturday, June 26
Friday, June 25th Bout
- Jay Harris -165 / Ricardo Rafael Sandoval +135
Harris versus Sandoval is a match between a couple of 18-1 fighters. The chalk beat Marcel Braithwaite in his last fight. Ricardo Rafael Sandoval hasn’t tasted defeat since 2016. Sandoval has won 14 straight and has 13 knockout victories. The underdog has a big chance.
Boxing Pick: Ricardo Rafael Sandoval
Saturday, June 26th Bouts
- Rob Brant +240 / Zhanibek Alimkhanuly -300
9-0 with 5 knockouts, Zhanibek Alimkhanuly faces a tough customer in Rob Brant. The underdog has great boxing skills. But Alimkhanuly has speed and a longer reach. The favored boxer should have no trouble countering Brant when Brant moves forward with the 1-2.
Boxing Pick: Zhanibek Alimkhanuly
- Algenis Mendez +550 / Batyr Ahkmedov -900
8-1 Batyr Ahkmedov has won 7 of his bouts via knockout or technical knockout. The lone loss happened versus Mario Barrios. So we know Ahkmedov can fight. Mendez doesn’t have the skills to hang with Ahkmedov. Ahkmedov has a great chance of knocking out Mendez. So look for round prop options.
Boxing Pick: Batyr Ahkmedov
- Erickson Lubin -275 / Jeison Rosario +215
Jeison Rosario lost his last fight to Jermell Charlo. Erickson Lubin has Charlo like skills. But Rosario has fought some of the best in the division while the last time Lubin faced a boxer of Rosario’s caliber, Jermell Charlo, he lost via first-round knockout. Rosario is worth a look.
Boxing Pick: Jeison Rosario
- Gervonta Davis -400 / Mario Barrios +300
Anybody who can knock out Leo Santa Cruz, which Gervonta Davis did last year, is a heck of a fighter. Davis is 24-0 with 23 knockouts. Davis is a ridiculously powerful puncher. He’s got the heaviest hands in the 130-pound division, but that could be the issue. Davis is leaping 2 weight classes and fighting at 140.
Up until the awesome uppercut he landed on Santa Cruz’s chin in the sixth, Leo had fought Davis well. It’s important to note because like most every fighter Davis faces, he’s the shorter competitor. Davis stands at 5’ 5 ½”. Barrios is 5’ 10”.
Barrios is a skilled boxer. He uses his length to his advantage, doesn’t take chances, doubles up on the jab, and is very good at side-stepping to get out of danger. Davis will have trouble cutting off the ring versus the 26-0 Barrios. Gervonta has a lot going against him in this bout. The odds don’t reflect those challenges. Backing Barrios makes the most sense.
Boxing Pick: Mario Barrios
- Masayoshi Nakatani +650 / Vasyl Lomachenko -1200
We must hand it to Loma. He isn’t returning to the ring against a cupcake. Masayoshi Nakatani can fight. The man has a single loss on his record, a unanimous decision defeat versus Teofimo Lopez in 2019.
In Nakatani’s last fight, he beat then undefeated Felix Verdejo, one of the best boxers in the lightweight division. Verdejo knocked Nakatani to the canvas in the first round. All Masayoshi did was rally for an amazing ninth round comeback knockout victory.
Vasyl has the speed and skills to dominate Nakatani on the score cards. But Loma has lost power since moving up in weight. Nakatani has a ridiculous chin. He’ll hang in there for, most likely, the entire 12 rounds.
Who knows? Nakatani could catch Lomachenko the way he did Verdejo. There are reasons to back the underdog.
Boxing Pick: Masayoshi Nakatani
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