After leading boxing bettors across the globe to a nice payday last weekend on Terrence Crawford’s knockout win over Jose Benavidez Jr., I am back with a trio of expert boxing picks on four championship title fights that are all going down this coming weekend on Saturday, October 20. If you’re looking to make some potentially winning boxing bets this weekend, then let’s find out which boxers are offering the best value against their respective boxing odds in the MyBookie sportsbook.
Top Boxing Betting Picks of the Week – October 15th Edition
Las VegasRyota Murata (14-1) vs. Rob Brant (23-1) 12 rounds, for Murata’s WBA “regular” middleweight title
32-year-old Japan native Ryota Murata stand 6’0” with a 72.5-inch reach. He has won two straight fights coming into this affair including his eighth round TKO win over Emanuele Blandamura in April to retain his WBA ‘regular’ middleweight title.
28-year-old Minnesota native Robert Brant stand 5’10” with a 70-inch reach. He comes into this bout off an emphatic first round KO win over Colby Courter in March that helped him rebound from a unanimous decision loss against Jurgen Brahmer in October of 2017.Prediction
While Rob Brant’s 23-1 career record looks fantastic and is certainly more impressive than Ryota Murata’s 14-1 mark, the fact of the matter is that the reigning champ in this affair is the easy pick to win and take another step toward a potential date with either Canelo Alvarez or Triple G.
While Rob Brant is definitely talented and certainly won’t simply lie down for Murata, the champ, a former Gold Medal winner, is the more polished fighter – and powerful puncher in this affair. Rob Murata wins Via TKO.
Boxing Betting Pick: Ryota Murata Via Eighth Round TKO
Katie Taylor (10-0, 5 KOs) vs. Cindy Serrano (27-5-3, 10 KOs) 10 rounds, for Taylor’s WBO/IBF women’s lightweight title
- Katie Taylor -2500
- Cindy Serrano +850
Katie Taylor stands 5’ 5” and has a 65-inch reach. The first-ever women’s Olympic lightweight Gold medalist comes into this bout off an emphatic third round KO over Kimberly Connor in July after beating Victoria Bustos via unanimous decision in April.
Cindy Serrano has won five straight fights and comes into this title bout off a close, split decision win over Edina Kiss almost one year ago exactly. Each of Serrano’s last five victories have all come via decisions.
While Cindy Serrano is definitely a world class boxer and has won 12 of her last 13 fights with one draw, the fact of the matter is that she’s fighting an experienced pro in Katie Taylor that has proven she’s elite by beating everyone in front of her. Despite her unassuming looks, Taylor makes a habit out of beating the hell out of her opponents with her outstanding hand and foot speed, surprising power, tough chin and unrivaled desire. This match is going to be a thriller, but I’m going with the reigning champ and you should too!
Boxing Betting Pick: Katie Taylor Via Unanimous Decision
Demetrius Andrade (25-) vs. Walter Kautondokwa (17-0), 12 rounds, for vacant WBO middleweight title
- When: Saturday October 20, 2018
- Where: TD Garden, Boston, MA
- TV: DAZN
- Andrade -2500
- Saunders +850
30-year-old Rhode Island native Demetrius Andrade stands 6’1” with a 73.5-inch reach. The undefeated star was supposed to face Billy Joe Saunders (26-0) until Saunders tested positive for banned substance oxilofrine. Now Andrade will fight Walter Kautondokwa on Saturday at the TD Garden for the vacant WBO middleweight title. Andrade comes into this bout off a unanimous decision win over Alantez Fox in October of 2017, but he could be rusty early on with this being his first bout in almost one year exactly.
33-year-old Namibia native Walter Kautondokwa is no pushover. As a matter of fact, he’s got outstanding finishing power and comes into this bout riding an insane 16-fight streak of finishing off his opponents inside the distance. Of course, this will be just his second fight outside his native country and represents a big step up in competition. Still, the late replacement believe he can beat anyone.
“This is a huge opportunity for me and one I will take with both hands,” said Kautondokwa. “I’ve earned my spot as the number two challenger in the division and I fear no man – Demetrius is a great fighter, but I know that I can KO any 160-pounder in the world, and that includes Andrade.”
I’m going to get right to my prediction on this intriguing matchup by simply saying I like Walter Kautondokwa for the big upset over Demetrius Andrade.
First and foremost, Kautondokwa has the power to literally put any middleweight on the face of the planet to sleep. More importantly, I’m thinking Andrade is going to be completely unprepared for a change in fighters seeing as how he’s been preparing for a completely different fighter than the one he’s now going to face.
“He’s been preparing for Billy Joe, who is a technical guy that doesn’t have power,” Kautondokwa said. “I am going to be a nightmare for him next Saturday night and I am ready to become a major player in the middleweight division.”
I’m going with Walter Kautondokwa for the huge, win – that comes by way of a stunning KO.
Boxing Betting Pick: Walter Kautondokwa Via Eighth Round KO