One of the top pound-for-pound boxers in the world steps into the ring on Saturday. Shakur Stevenson battles Jeremiah Nakathila in a championship bout. Check out Boxing odds and a free boxing pick for Stevenson versus Nakathila as well as six other boxing matches taking place on June 12.
Boxing Events in MyBookie: Stevenson in Action Against Nakathila
Boxing Events in MyBookie
- When: Saturday, June 12
Saturday, June 12th Bouts
- April Hunter -5000 / Claudia Vigh +1300
3-0 April Hunter should have no trouble dominating Claudia Vigh. The massive underdog is 3-27 with a draw. Opponents have beaten Vigh via KO or TKO 12 times. Hunter should win this via knockout for sure. So look for a prop option on MyBookie with better odds.
Boxing Pick: April Hunter
- Ellie Scotney -4000 / Vanesa Caballero +1200
It sure looks as if 2-0 Ellie Scotney should have no trouble winning this fight. The British boxer takes on Spanish fighter Vanesa Caballero. Scotney’s initial opponent was 5-2 Mailys Gangloff. Gangloff fought in May, though. That may be the reason she pulled out of this. In any case, Caballero is 4-9-3 and has lost her last couple. The underdog winning would be a surprise. Look for a prop boxing play on MyBookie.
Boxing Pick: Ellie Scotney
- Edy Valencia Mercado +750 / Thomas Patrick Ward -1500
At 17-5-6 with 5 knockout wins, Edy Valencia Mercado has a shot to upset Thomas Patrick Ward. The key for Mercado is to get inside of the 29-0-1 Ward. With 5 knockout wins from those 29 victories, the favorite doesn’t show much power. Mercado doesn’t have a ton of power either. But if he can stick close to Ward and get his shots off first, who knows?
Boxing Pick: Edy Valencia Mercado
- Alen Babic -800 / Damian Chambers +450
Damian Chambers is not only 11-1, but 7 of his victories have arrived via technical knockout or knockout. Alen Babic is 6-0 with 6 knockouts. The Croatian born boxer has a lot of power. Chambers could pull off the upset if he keeps his distance and pays attention to his defense.
Boxing Pick: Damian Chambers
- Jeremias Nicolas Ponce +180 / Lewis Ritson -225
Ritson has fought and beaten some tough dudes. He bested Miguel Vasquez last October in a split-decision victory. Ponce is 29-0 with 17 knockouts. The record looks great, but Ponce has fought almost exclusively in his native Argentina. On film, Ponce shows decent skills. Ritson could be in some trouble if he tries to cover up when Ponce moves forward throwing punches. The underdog is the play.
Boxing Pick: Jeremias Nicolas Ponce
- Jose Pedraza +175 / Julian Rodriguez -220
At 21-0 with 14 knockouts, Julian Rodriguez is on the verge of securing a title fight. But first, he must get by veteran Jose Pedraza. Pedraza is 28-3 and heads into this off a couple of victories. Rodriguez has never faced a fighter as skilled, or as experienced, as Pedraza. The underdog has fought against some of the best in the division. Pedraza is worth backing even though Rodriguez should win this.
Boxing Pick: Jose Pedraza
- Jeremiah Nakathila +1100 / Shakur Stevenson -3000
Stevenson is one of the best pound-for-pound, but he’s in tough on Saturday. Jeremiah Nakathila has range. He throws his long jab and straight right with power. Those are two punches that could upset Stevenson’s plan. But Shakur is much faster than Nakathila. Stevenson will have no trouble cutting off the ring and getting close enough to throw his power punches. The chalk wins easily. Choose a couple of rounds when you believe Stevenson ends the fight.
Boxing Pick: Shakur Stevenson via TKO or KO
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