Top Boxing Fights to Bet On Ruiz vs Ortiz Heavyweight, and 5 Other Bouts Highlights Weekend

Top Boxing Fights to Bet On: Ruiz vs Ortiz Heavyweight, and 5 Other Bouts Highlights Weekend

Two of the most respected heavyweights in the world step into the ring on Sunday night when former champion Andy Ruiz Jr. takes on Luis “King Kong” Ortiz. Ruiz Jr. will slide between the ropes a huge favorite. Does Ortiz have any shot of besting the former titlist? On Saturday, Juan Francisco Estrada takes on Argi Cortes for the WBC Junior Bantamweight Title. Check out Boxing Lines, analysis, and free picks for Ruiz versus Ortiz, Cortes against Estrada, and four other fantastic fights happening this weekend. 

Ruiz Takes On Ortiz in a 12 Round Heavyweight Fight | Boxing Lines and Betting Picks

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  • When: Saturday, September 3 – Sunday, September 4

Hector Flores -222 vs Sivenathi Nontshinga +151

  • Saturday, September 3
  • Hermosillo, Mexico – DAZN
  • IBF Flyweight Title

Nontshinga has an excellent record. The underdog in this bout is 10-0. He’s won 4 bouts via knockout and 5 via technical knockout. 

On Saturday, Nontshinga faces a more experienced opponent. Hector Flores is 20-0 with 10 KO or TKO wins. Nontshinga has built his record by fighting in his native South Africa. 

Flores built his record fighting in Mexico. Hector has an edge because this happens in front of his people. The chalk is the play. 

Boxing Pick: Hector Flores  

Argi Cortes +613 vs Juan Francisco Estrada -2000 

  • Saturday, September 3
  • WBC Junior Bantamweight Title 

Cortes has a great 23-2-2 record. But the record shouldn’t fool us when it comes to this bout. Although Cortes is a quality fighter, he doesn’t have much shot versus one of the very best flyweights in the business.

Juan Francisco Estrada’s last bout was against the great Roman Gonzalez. Not only did Estrada fight Gonzalez, but he beat him via split decision. Estrada is 42-3. 

So the favorite has much more experience than Cortes. Look for a prop bet before backing Estrada on the moneyline.

Boxing Pick: Juan Francisco Estrada  

Abner Mares -250 vs Miguel Flores +168

  • Sunday, September 4
  • Los Angeles, California – Fox PPV

It’s interesting that Mares offers underlay odds. Abner hasn’t fought since 2018. The last time he did, Leo Santa Cruz beat him.

Miguel Flores fought in June 2021, beating an overmatched opponent. Maybe, the reason Mares is such a big favorite is because Miguel struggled against a 15-17 boxer in his last. But Flores should be much better against Mares.

The bottom line is that we can’t trust either one of these guys. In that case, laying the -250 on Abner makes no sense. Flores gets the nod. 

Boxing Pick: Miguel Flores 

Kevin Salgado Zambrano +329 vs Joey Spencer -588

For sure, Joey Spencer deserves to be the chalk in this fight. Spencer has a 15-0 record and has won 10 of his bouts via KO or TKO. But although Spencer deserves favoritism, the odds don’t justify a bet.

Kevin Salgado Zambrano has almost the same exact record. The underdog is 14-0-1. Spencer should win this. But at the odds, Joey is an underlay. So we must consider backing Zambrano. 

Boxing Pick: Kevin Salgado Zambrano  

Eduardo Ramirez +421 vs Isaac Cruz -909 

Ramirez is on a 5-match winning streak. The underdog beat then 17-1 Luis Melendez via 10-round majority decision in his last. 

No doubt, the dog will make favored Cruz work for the win. The chalk is 23-2-1 with 16 knockout or technical knockout victories. Cruz has fought guys like Gervonta Davis and Yuriorkis Gamboa. 

In his last, the chalk blasted Gamboa, winning via TKO in the fifth. Cruz is the much better fighter. Look for a prop bet before backing Isaac at -909. 

Boxing Pick: Isaac Cruz  

Andy Ruiz -454 vs Luis Ortiz +266 

The odds imply Ruiz easily wins this bout. When was the last time Andy won a bout easily? The victory over Anthony Joshua happened because Ruiz is a much more sound boxer.

Andy lost the rematch to Joshua. Beating Chris Arreola doesn’t impress much. Not only that, but Ruiz required 12 rounds to get the victory.

Ortiz is 33-2 with 28 knockout wins. He beat Alexander Flores last November and then bested Charles Martin this past January. Sure, King Kong is older than Ruiz, but is he really a +266 underdog? The odds make Luis an overlay. 

Boxing Pick: Luis Ortiz

 
 

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