Trio of Title Fights Highlights Top Boxing Picks of the Week - May 27th Edition

Trio of Title Fights Highlights Top Boxing Picks of the Week – May 27th Edition

Written by on May 27, 2019

With three championship fights on tap for the coming week, there’s value all around MYBookie boxing bettors! If you’re looking to add to your annual boxing haul or looking to get back in the black, the trio of expert picks that you’re about to get could help you do just that. Now, let’s find out who’s in action and what are the boxing betting lines.

Trio of Title Fights Highlights Top Boxing Picks of the Week – May 27th Edition

Taylor vs. Persoon 

  • 10 rounds
  • WBA/WBO/IBF/WBC women’s lightweight unification
  • When: June 1st

Ireland native Katie Taylor is 32-years-old and stands 5’5” with a 65-inch reach. Taylor comes into this bout off a stunning ninth round KO win over Rose Volante in March. Belgium native Delfine Persoon is 34-years-old and she’s won an amazing 34 consecutive fights dating back to 2010 including a seventh round retirement win over Melissa St. Vil in March.

Callum Smith vs. N’Dam

  • 12 rounds
  • Smith’s WBA super middleweight title
  • When: June 1st

Englishman Callum Smith is 29-years-old and stands 6’3” with a 78-inch reach. The reigning champ won the WBA super-middleweight title by stopping George Groves via seventh round KO in September following a pair of unanimous decision wins in his previous two bouts. Cameroon native Hassan N’Dam is 35-years-old and stands 5’11” with a 74-inch reach. The challenger comes into this bout off a majority decision win over Martin Murray in December after losing his previous bout via seventh round retirement against Ryota Murata in October of 2017.

Prediction

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that Callum Smith is the younger, bigger and stronger fighter in this championship pairing. Not only that, but Smith has never been beaten and that alone tells me that unless he faces another elite fighter, he’s almost certainly going to win. I’m going with Callum Smith to retain his title via seventh round KO no less.

Pick: Callum Smith Via Seventh Round KO

Joshua vs. Ruiz Jr.

  • 12 rounds
  • Joshua’s IBF/WBA/WBO heavyweight title
  • Opening Boxing Lines: Ruiz +1120Joshua -2080
  • When: June 1st

29-year-old Californian Andy Ruiz stands 6’2” with a 74-inch reach. He’s won three straight fights including his fifth round stoppage (retirement) win against Alexander Dimitrenko in April. Ruiz Jr believe he can pull off the huge upset over the reigning champ.

“This is my chance to make history,” said Ruiz Jr. “I want to be one of those greats like Julio Cesar Chavez, Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield, Lennox Lewis. I want to be in that category.

29-year-old British native Anthony Joshua stands 6’6” with an 82-inch reach as he gets set to make his U.S. debut in this bout. The three belt title holder comes into this bout off an emphatic seventh round TKO win over Alexander Povetkin in September. The win came after Joshua failed to record a knockout for this first time in his career in his previous bout against Joseph Parler in March of 2018.

“Ruiz Jr is a different kind of challenge but one I embrace,” said Joshua. “We have worked in the boxing gym week on week and whoever is put in front of me at Madison Square Garden on June 1 will be dispatched in style. The rent will be collected.”

Prediction

Andy Ruiz is a really good fighter, but he’s not in the same class of elite heavyweights that Anthony Joshua, Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury are in. Joshua is the bigger, stronger fighter in this pairing, plus he’s got the much longer reach and a ton of motivation to not lose his belts in what would be a major upset. Keep it simple and back Anthony Joshua to get the win – via eighth round KO.

Pick: Anthony Joshua Via 8th Round KO