One of the most anticipated boxing matches of the year takes place on Saturday when top five pound-for-pound fighter Terence Crawford takes on top contender Shawn Porter. Can Porter pull off the huge upset win? Or will Crawford show why most boxing enthusiasts consider him one of the best in the world? Check out more info and a free pick for Crawford versus Porter as well as three of Saturday’s other terrific matches so you can bet against their Boxing Lines.
Crawford Takes On Porter in the Weekend’s Top Match
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- When: Saturday, Nov. 20
Dan Azeez -160 vs Hosea Burton +130
Undefeated Dan Azeez looks like a soon-to-be light heavyweight title contender. He throws his jab off his base, which is the sign of a true professional. Also, he has power. Azeez has won 9-of-14 via TKO or KO.
26-2 Hosea Burton is a good boxer. But he doesn’t appear to have the power that Azeez has. Also, he’s overly aggressive and tends to get wild. The favorite offers more than fair odds to win this.
Boxing Pick: Dan Azeez
Olanrewaju Durodola +750 vs Richard Riakporhe -1500
38-6 with 33 knockout wins, this is Olanrewaju Durodola’s first fight outside of Africa. Durodola has power and power always gives an underdog a shot.
12-0 Richard Riakporhe is the much more skilled boxer, though. Riakporhe has knocked out 8 of his opponents. So like Durodola, he also has decent power. It’s tough to back the dog. If you see decent round odds for a TKO or KO victory, consider backing Riakporhe on a round option instead of on the moneyline.
Boxing Pick: Richard Riakporhe
Hassan N Jikam +1050 vs Janibek Alimkhanuly -2500
Alimkhanuly should dominate Jikam. Although the underdog has a decent record, 38-5, he’s lost 3 of his last 5 bouts.
The favorite is 10-0 with 6 knockout victories. Alimkhanuly has won 4 straight via TKO or KO. So look for a round option before dumping on the chalk on the moneyline.
Boxing Pick: Janibek Alimkhanuly
Shawn Porter vs Terence Crawford – WBO Welterweight Title – 12 Rounds
- When: Saturday, Nov. 20
- Where: Michelob Ultra Arena, Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, NV
- TV / Streaming: ESPN+ PPV
- Boxing Odds: Porter +530 / Crawford -760
- Boxing Round Total: O 10 ½ (-255) / U 10 ½ (+205)
Why bet on Shawn Porter to beat Terence Crawford?
31-3-1 Shawn Porter is one of the best welterweights in the world. In 2019, he proved he can hang with a top boxer when pushing Errol Spencer Jr. in a split-decision loss.
Although Porter has 3 losses on his record, Porter has never once declined a fight. Nor has he ever shown up and not fought. Terence Crawford has never faced a boxer with the skills that Shawn Porter possesses.
Why bet on Terence Crawford to beat Shawn Porter?
37-0 Bud Crawford can do something few boxers on the planet can do. Crawford boxes equally well fighting southpaw or orthodox. That’s something Porter must deal with.
The ability to switch stances allows Crawford to adept to any style he faces. Crawford has one of the highest boxing IQs in history. Porter is in tough.
Final Boxing Betting Prediction: Porter vs Crawford
No doubt, Shawn Porter is the best boxer Crawford has faced. But that doesn’t mean much unless you believe Bud has gotten away with fighting chumps during his career.
The point being, that even though Porter is the best pugilist Crawford has faced, it doesn’t mean he will have success challenging Bud in any way, shape, or form. The bottom line is that Bud Crawford is one of the greatest welterweights to step into a ring.
He’s got the skills that would have made him one of the best boxers in the Sugary Ray Leonard, Thomas Hearns, Roberto Duran era. If Floyd Mayweather had met Crawford, the Money legend may have never happened.
Crawford dominates. He wins this via unanimous decision.
Boxing Pick: Terence Crawford
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