Although no championship fights are scheduled for this Saturday, August 10, 4 great boxing matches do take place. In Philadelphia, Jason Sosa battles Haskell Lydell Rhodes before Carl Frampton throws down against Emmanuel Dominguez. On the same night in Grand Prairie, Texas, Joshua Franco battles Oscar Negrete and Vergil Ortiz Jr. takes on Antonio Orozco. Check out the boxing betting analysis and picks for four of Saturday’s top matchups!
Top Boxing Betting Picks for the Week – August 5th Edition
Saturday, August 10
Jason Sosa vs Haskell Lydell Rhodes
- Where: Philadelphia, PA
- TV: ESPN+
The 5’ 5” Sosa is 22-3-4 with 15 knockouts. He’s won two in a row and hasn’t lost since 2017. Haskell Lydell Rhodes is 27-3-1 with 13 knockouts. Rhodes is also 5’ 5”. In his last big fight, Omar Douglas beat him via unanimous decision. Rhodes got past the loss by beating Demetrius Wilson on September 29.
Sosa fought Vasily Lomachenko in 2017. He’s the more experienced fighter. Unless Rhodes shows Sosa something different then the way he’s fought before, Sosa should take this.
Boxing Betting Pick: Jason Sosa
Carl Frampton vs Emmanuel Dominguez
This will be Carl Frampton’s first fight since losing a unanimous decision to Josh Warrington this past December. Frampton has been one of the more consistent boxers in recent memory. He always fights hard. He’s also incredibly successful with a 26-2 record.
Dominguez has a 26-8-2 record. The 25-year-old has never fought anyone close to being on Carl Frampton’s level. Frampton should easily handle Dominguez on August 10.
Boxing Betting Pick: Carl Frampton
Joshua Franco vs Oscar Negrete
- Where: Grant Prairie, TX
- TV: DAZN
Franco and Negrete have battled twice before. On Oct. 4, 2018, they threw down at The Hangar in Costa Mesa, CA for the NABF Bantamweight Title. Then this past April 25, the two fought at Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, CA.
That’s right. Joshua Franco and Oscar Negrete will throw down for the third time since early October. The two battled to a draw in the October fight. Franco won a split decision over Negrete in the April fight.
Franco should be the clear winner on Saturday. He’s had two fights to get to know Negrete. He beat him in one of the fights and drew in the other. He’ll make sure he’s the clear winner on August 10.
Boxing Betting Pick: Joshua Franco
Vergil Ortiz Jr. vs Antonio Orozco
The main event should be dynamite. Ortiz Jr. is 13-0 with 13 knockouts. Antonio Orozco is 28-1 with 17 knockouts. Both are excellent fighters. Oritz Jr. has a 3-inch height advantage while Orozco has the experience.
Experience can trump physical advantages. That shouldn’t happen here, though. Ortiz Jr. is a patient fighter who won’t get goaded into a brawl. He’ll keep his distance until he’s ready to pressure Orozco.
Boxing Betting Pick: Vergil Ortiz Jr.