In this weekend’s top boxing match, undefeated fighters Josh Taylor and Jose Ramirez battle for four super lightweight belts, the WBA, WBC, IBF, and WBO. Undisputed title fights like Taylor versus Ramirez don’t often happen in boxing. Not only that, but based on the odds, Ramirez versus Taylor should be a war. Keep reading for Boxing odds, analysis, and a free boxing pick for Ramirez versus Taylor as well as six other great fights happening on Friday and Saturday.
Boxing Events in MyBookie: Ramirez and Taylor in Unification Bout
Boxing Events in MyBookie
- When: Friday, May 21 – Saturday, May 22
Friday, May 21st Bouts
- Dmitry Kudryashov +450 / Evgeny Romanov -800
Kudryashov is 24-3. Evgeny Romanov is 15-0. Although Romanov has never lost, it’s difficult to see a boxer Romanov has faced who is as talented as Kudryashov. The underdog’s experience could help him extend this fight. The longer it goes, the better chance the dog has. Give Kudryashov a shot.
Boxing Pick: Dmitry Kudryashov
- Alfredo Santiago -200 / Ricardo Nunez +160
13-1 Alfredo Santiago knows how to box. He hasn’t shown much power, knocking out just 5 opponents. Ricardo Nunez is 21-3 with 19 knockouts. Sure, Nunes lost his last fight, but it was against Gervonta Davis, one of the pound-for-pound best in the world. Power is the great equalizer and Nunes has it while Santiago doesn’t.
Boxing Pick: Ricard Nunez
- Jose Luis Espinoza Jaramillo +600 / Pablo Vicente -1200
16-1 with 14 knockouts, twenty-six-year-old Cuban boxer Pablo Vicente should dominate overmatched Jose Luis Espinoza Jaramillo. Jose Luis has a decent 14-3 record, but he’s thirty-six and has lost 2 of his last 4 bouts. Vicente should have no problems winning.
Boxing Pick: Pablo Vicente
Saturday, May 22nd Bouts
- Carlos Molina +300 / Sam Eggington -400
Eggington has power. 18 of his 29 wins have come via TKO or KO. The 29-7 middleweight should dust 37-11-2 Carlos Molina. But although Molina has lost 11 times, the last defeat happened in 2019. Molina has won 8 straight. The underdog can brawl or box, giving him a chance at decent odds.
Boxing Pick: Carlos Molina
- Elvis Rodriguez -2000 / Kenneth Sims Jr. +900
This will be a closer fight than many expect. Rodriguez can do it all. The 11-0-1 boxer is one of the fastest rising stars in the welterweight division. But Kenneth Sims Jr. has some skills. With that being written, Rodriguez should win. Look for a knockout betting option or some other boxing prop because the -2000 are underlay odds.
Boxing Pick: Elvis Rodriguez
- Henry Lundy +900 / Jose Zepeda -2000
Thirty-seven-year-old Henry Lundy is 31-8-1 with 14 knockouts. Lundy has fought some tough dudes. On Saturday night, Lundy faces the best boxer he’s ever fought, though. Jose Zepeda is no joke. Chon is 33-2 with 26 knockouts. Zepeda has power, speed, length, everything a pugilist requires for success. Zepeda lost a majority decision to Jose Ramirez in 2019. He’ll outclass Lundy. So look for a decent boxing prop on MyBookie if you don’t like the -2000 odds.
Boxing Pick: Jose Zepeda
- Josh Taylor -225 / Jose Ramirez +175
Taylor’s fundamentals are as solid as it gets. He never crosses his line, which means he never places his back foot past his front foot. In Taylor’s case, his front foot is his right foot because he’s a southpaw. When he fights inside, Taylor holds his hands up high and forces his opponent to either throw hooks around his guard, or shoot up the middle with an uppercut. Hooks around a guard and uppercuts take skill to throw and land.
But as good as Taylor is, Jose Ramirez, even though he’s the underdog, has a couple of advantages. First, there’s no doubting Ramirez has fought more tougher guys. Maurice Hooker, Viktor Postal, and Jose Zepeda are great fighters. Taylor’s best win was against Regis Prograis.
Second, Ramirez is a devastating body puncher. Taylor doesn’t go to the body as much. Josh’s defense is excellent, though. So, really, this comes down to whether you want to accept the favorite’s odds on Taylor or take a shot on the more experienced body puncher offering better odds. In our eyes, the odds on Jose make him the play.
Boxing Pick: Jose Ramirez