The great Vasiliy Lomachenko is in action this Saturday when he battles British fighter Luke Campbell in London. Lomachenko is a huge favorite. This is boxing, though, where almost anything can happen. Later on this Saturday, Erislandy Lara throws down against Ramon Alvarez. Check out analysis of Lomachenko-Campbell, Lara-Alvarez, and two other great boxing betting matchups on August 31!
Top Boxing Betting Picks for the Week – August 26th Edition
Saturday, August 31
Hughie Fury vs Alexander Povetkin
- Where: London, UK
- TV: ESPN+
23-2 with 13 knockouts, Hughie Fury is no joke of a fighter. For a 6’ 6” boxer, Fury’s got a fast, lengthy jab. He fights in the Tyson Fury style, utilizing his jab and movement to get his opponent off balance. Hughie’s 80-inch reach is no joke.
On Saturday, he fights one of the top heavyweights in the world in Alexander Povetkin. Povetkin has a great 34-2 record. Povetkin is a talented fighter. He should challenge Fury in this. In fact, most believe that Povetkin knocks out Hughie. However, Fury’s extra 5-inches in reach will take him to the victory.
Boxing Betting Pick: Hughie Fury
Vasiliy Lomachenko vs Luke Campbell
What can anyone write or say about Vasiliy Lomachenko that hasn’t already been written or said? He’s considered the greatest boxer on the planet with a 13-1 and 10 knockout record. Why? His boxing skills are unparalleled. Nobody has the coordination with both their hands and feet like Vasiliy Lomachenko.
20-2 with 16 knockouts, Luke Campbell hopes to pull off the unthinkable. Campbell has won 3 fights since losing to Jorge Linares back in 2017. Has he learned enough to beat Lomachenko? No, he hasn’t. Look for a total bet and go under. That’s the play.
Boxing Betting Pick: Under the total
Sebastian Fundora vs Jamontay Clark
- Where: Minneapolis, MN
- TV: FOX / Fox Deportes
Jamontay Clark takes on Sebastian Fundora in the warmup to Lara vs. Alvarez. Clark, nicknamed “The Quiet Assassin”, bounced back from a loss to Jeison Rosario to beat Vernon Brown via unanimous decision this past March.
Sebastian Fundora is 13-0 with 9 knockouts. Fundora is 6’ 5” ½ with an 80” reach. Fundora is one of those Tommy Hearns super welterweights who uses leverage to land thunderous punches. He should beat Clark on Saturday.
Boxing Betting Pick: Sebastian Fundora
Erislandy Lara vs Ramon Alvarez
25-3-3 with 14 knockouts, Lara is one of the top boxers in the world. He faces a decent fighter in 28-7 Ramon Alvarez. However, Alvarez doesn’t have the boxing skills to stand to-to-toe with Lara.
Erislandy only has 14 knockouts. So once a total rounds is established, go over the total. Don’t try to make a case for Alvarez to upset Lara in this match.
Boxing Betting Pick: Over the total