Two undefeated fighters step into the ring when champion Luis Nery defends his belt against Brandon Figueroa. Nery versus Figueroa is the top boxing match of the night, but it’s not the only throw down worth paying attention to on Saturday. Check out Boxing odds, analysis, and a boxing pick for the Nery bout as well as six other great fights on May 15.
Boxing Lines in MyBookie: Nery Defends Title Against Figueroa
Top Boxing Events in MyBookie
- When: Saturday, May 15
Saturday, May 15th Bouts
- Dalton Smith -2000 / Lee Appleyard +900
Dalton Smith has an undefeated 7-0 record. Smith has won 6 of his 7 bouts via technical knockout or knockout. He faces the more experienced Lee Appleyard. But although Appleyard has a 16-5-1 record, the underdog has gotten knocked out twice in 5 losses. Smith should end Appleyard’s night via KO. So look to back a round or two if MyBookie sets odds.
Boxing Pick: Smith via knockout
- Alexandru Jur +500 / Tommy McCarthy -1000
Tommy McCarthy brings a 4-match winning streak into his bout with Alexandru Jur. McCarthy has tasted defeat twice. He’s won 17 times. Jur has fought primarily in Romania. He’s lost 3 of his last 5 bouts. The underdog has never faced a fighter on McCarthy’s level. The chalk should win, but it’s difficult to know if he’ll knockout the underdog. Just 8 of McCarthy’s 17 wins have come via KO or TKO.
Boxing Pick: Tommy McCarthy
- Gamal Yafai -2000 / Jason Cunningham +900
Gamal Yafai is 18-1 with 10 knockout wins. Jason Cunningham is 28-6 with 6 knockout wins. The lack of knockout victories isn’t a plus, but it does show that Cunningham knows how to stay out of trouble and pile up points. But Yafai is a patient boxer who will land left hooks that will slow down Cunningham in the later rounds. Yafai wins. If MyBookie posts round odds consider taking a shot. Look towards the later rounds, though, because the chalk will have to work hard to get to Cunningham.
Boxing Pick: Gamal Yafai
- Giovanni de Carolis +500 / Lerrone Richards -1000
At 14-0 with just 3 knockout wins, it’s obvious Lerrone Richards doesn’t want to mix it up. Giovanni de Carolis has a 28-9-1 record with 13 knockouts. Richards has big physical advantages in this. He’s taller and has a much longer reach. But de Carolis is a pit bull. He could get to Richards. If he gets to him enough, the underdog will pull off the upset.
Boxing Pick: Giovanni de Carolis
- Matthew Germain +195 / Steve Claggett -250
Germain’s 18-2-1 record looks good. But Germain has lost 2 of his last 3 bouts. Steve Claggett is 29-6-2. Claggett is on a 2 fight win streak. The first fight in the streak happened in 2019. The second happened in 2020. We don’t know if Claggett is ready. Also, the odds make the chalk an underlay.
Boxing Pick: Matthew Germain
- Daniel Roman -400 / Ricardo Espinoza Franco +300
28-3-1 Daniel Roman faces a tough guy in 25-3 Ricardo Espinoza Franco. The underdog has won 21 of his 25 victories via knockout or technical knockout. Roman will have to work hard to beat Franco. The dog has a strong chin. Although Roman should win, we’re taking a stab on Franco.
Boxing Pick: Ricardo Espinoza Franco
- Brandon Figueroa +240 / Luis Nery -300
Champion Nery is 31-0 with 24 knockout wins. He’s a relentless boxer who continues to move forward. Although many dislike Brandon Figueroa, no one can doubt his boxing skills. The underdog is 3-inches taller and has close to a 5-inch reach advantage. If Figueroa makes sure to keep his distance, uses his jab, and doesn’t back up in a straight line, or move forward in a straight line, he can win this fight. The problem? Figueroa loves to throw looping left hooks instead of using his jab. Hopefully, Brandon reads this article. The odds make Nery an underlay while Figueroa is an overlay at +240.
Boxing Pick: Brandon Figuero