On Saturday, Padraig McCrory takes on Leon Bunn and Jeremy Cuevas battles Angel Fierro in two lower-level championship fights. Those two bouts highlight what promises to be a great day of under the radar boxing action. Check out Boxing Lines, analysis, and free picks for McCrory versus Bunn, Cuevas versus Fierro, and three other terrific boxing matches happening on Oct. 22.
Cuevas Takes on Fierro in Saturday’s Top Bout | Boxing Lines
- When: Saturday, Oct. 22
Padraig McCrory -114 vs Leon Bunn -120 | IBO World Light Heavy
This happens in Germany, which is the main reason German citizen Leon Bunn is the chalk. The other reason Bunn is the favorite is because his record is fantastic. The -120 choice is 18-0 with 9 knockout or technical knockout wins.
Padraig McCrory also has a good record. McCrory is 14-0. Not only is Padraig undefeated, but he’s also won 8 of his bouts via KO or TKO. In addition, McCrory, because he’s fought in Ireland and the UK, has taken on the much tougher opponents. Padraig gets the nod.
Boxing Pick: Padraig McCrory
Robert Simms +240 vs James Morrison McKenzie -370
Underdog Robert Simms is 11-3-1 with a knockout and 2 technical knockout victories. Simms last fought on March 5 this year against Moses Johnson. The bout ended in a majority draw.
James McKenzie Morrison is 20-0-2 with 18 stoppage victories. Morrison last fought on April 29. The favorite in this beat Hasim Rahman Jr. via fifth round technical knockout.
Morrison has more power and more overall skill than Simms. Unless the favorite shows up out of shape, he adds another win to his sterling record.
Boxing Pick: James McKenzie Morrison
Ulises Suarez +758 vs Jonathan Lopez -2500
Suarez has the look of one of those handpicked opponents. The +758 underdog has a 9-5-1 record. If you want to back Suarez, know that he has knocked out 6 opponents. So Ulises does have power.
But on Saturday, he faces an 8-0 Jonathan Lopez. Like Suarez, Jonathan has power. The chalk has won 5 bouts via knockout or technical knockout.
Laying -2500 is tough. So make sure to look for an over under play or a KO boxing prop before backing the favorite at the odds.
Boxing Pick: Jonathan Lopez
Jose Sanmartin+498 vs Mauricio Lara -1000
The underdog in this can fight. Jose Sanmartin has a 33-5-1 record. Not only does the record impress but Sanmartin has 21 knockout or technical knockout wins.
The reason Sanmartin is such a big underdog is because this is Joe’s first fight outside of his native Colombia. Also, Sanmartin fights in Mexican Mauricio Lara’s backyard.
Lara is 24-2-1 with 17 stoppages. Mauricio’s last loss happened in 2018. Lara won’t go down to Sanmartin. Look for a decent boxing prop before accepting the favorite’s low money line odds.
Boxing Pick: Mauricio Lara
Jeremy Cuevas +320 vs Angel Fierro -526 | WBO NABO Lightweight Title
Cuevas versus Fierro should be a great boxing match. The chalk in this has a 19-1-2 record with 15 stoppage victories. Fierro’s loss occurred against Alex Martin in 2020.
Jeremy Cuevas also has a great record. Cuevas is 14-1. Cuevas’ only loss happened versus then 9-0 Steve Ortiz in 2019.
Fierro should be the chalk, but the odds difference makes no sense. Cuevas has 10 stoppage victories. Because the favorite is an underlay, and Cuevas offers overlay odds, the dog gets the nod.
Boxing Pick: Jeremy Cuevas