Showtime has a full card of great boxing action this Saturday, Dec. 28. The fights take place in Atlanta, Georgia. The two main events are championship bouts. In the first, Jean Pascal battles Badou Jack for the WBA Light Heavyweight title. Then in the second main event, Gervonta Davis takes on Yuriorkis Gamboa for the WBA Light Weight title. Check out our analysis and free boxing betting picks for 6 fights on Showtime’s Saturday card!
Top Boxing Betting Picks for the Week – December 23rd Edition
- When: Saturday, Dec. 28th
- Where: Atlanta, GA
- TV: Showtime
- Live Stream: Showtime
Ahmed Elbiali vs Brian Vera
- Light Heavyweights – 10 Rounds
Ahmed Elbiali is 19-1 with 16 knockouts. His lone loss? A KO defeat to Jean Pascal back in 2017. Pascal fights in the co-main event on this card. Elbiali should handle 26-15 Brian Vera.
Boxing Betting Pick: Ahmed Elbiali
Malik Hawkins vs Darwin Price
- Junior Welterweights – 10 Rounds
Malik “Iceman” Hawkins is 17-0. He’s won 10 of his bouts via KO/TKO. Darwin Price is 16-0 with 9 knockout wins. Price has a 2-inch reach advantage. In a bout with 2 fighters this close in terms of ability, 2-inches could make all the difference. Back Darwin Price.
Boxing Betting Pick: Darwin Price
Angelo Leo vs Cesar Juarez
- IBF/WBO Junior Featherweight Eliminator – 12 Round
18-0 with 8 knockouts, Angelo Leo has impressed. He fights a veteran on Saturday. Cesar Juarez has 25 wins and 7 defeats. Jaurez will push Leo. But in the end, all the rounds Cesar has piled up should work to his disadvantage.
Boxing Betting Pick: Angelo Leo
Jose Uzcategui vs Lionell Thompson
- Super Middleweights – 10 Rounds
Uzcategui is a great fighter. He’s knocked out 24 of his opponents. That means, only 5 fighters have gone the distance with Uzcategui. Lionell Thompson could pose a challenge, though. Thompson is 21-5 and battled Edwin Rodriguez last January. The key to this bout? Uzcategui has an inch and a half reach advantage. That could be all it takes for Jose to get the win.
Boxing Betting Pick: Jose Uzcategui
Jean Pascal vs Badou Jack
- WBA Light Heavyweight Title – 12 Rounds
Jean Pascal had no shot against Dimitry Bivol in November 2018. But, he bounced back after the loss with a win over then-undefeated Marcus Browne this past August. Pascal faces another tough fight on Saturday. Badou Jack has 22 wins, 2 losses, and 3 draws. This is not an easy fight. Pascal is the better fighter, though. Also, Jack hasn’t come close to facing the competition Pascal has faced.
Boxing Betting Pick: Jean Pascal
Gervonta Davis vs Yuriorkis Gamboa
- WBA Lightweight Title – 12 Rounds
Veteran Yuriorkis Gamboa has won 5 straight. He faces a monster in 25-year-old Gervonta Davis on Saturday. Davis is undefeated at 22-0. He has 21 knockouts. Back Davis. Not only is he younger but he’s got power.
Boxing Betting Pick: Gervonta Davis