While the coming week of boxing betting action doesn’t include any major championship bouts, there is still plenty of value on the board for boxing bettors across the globe. With Showtime hosting what looks like an action-packed card that goes down live from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York this coming Saturday, January, 25.
In the headline bout, veteran Danny Garcia will look to take another step toward a huge, championship showdown when he takes on Ivan Redkach. In the co-headliner unified 154-pound champion “Swift” Jarrett Hurd will square off against the dangerous Francisco “Chia” Santana in a 10-round super welterweight contest while electrifying super bantamweight Stephen “Cool Boy Steph” Fulton will face unbeaten Arnold Khegai in a 12-round WBO Super Bantamweight title eliminator.
Now, let’s find out where the best value lies in all three bouts according to the latest boxing odds.
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Stephen Fulton vs. Arnold KhegaiStephen “Cool Boy Steph” Fulton (17-0) is 25-years-old and stands 5’7” with a 67-inch reach. The Philadelphia native comes into this bout off an emphatic sixth round KO win over Isaac Avelar. Ukraine native Arnold Khegai (16-0-1) is 27-years-old and stands 5’6” with a 66-inch reach. The Philadelphia resident comes into this bout off a unanimous decision win over Vladimir Tikhonov in August.
Expert Boxing Betting PredictionWhile Arnold Khegai is definitely a gifted fighter, I like Stephen Fulton to get it done in this one because of his superior speed and punching power, not to mention the fact that he’s never been beaten and is looking to move into the mix for a championship bout in the near future. This one goes the distance, but Fulton wins.
Pick: Stephen Fulton Via Unanimous decision.
Jarrett Hurd vs. Francisco SantanaJarrett Hurd (23-1, 16 KOs) is 29-years-old and stands 5’11” with a 78-inch reach. The Maryland native suffered his first career loss by losing to Julian Williams via unanimous decision in May of last year.
California native Francisco Santana (25-7-1) stands 5’9” with a 72-inch reach. He comes into this bout off a unanimous decision loss against Abel Ramos in March that dropped him to a dismal 1-3 over his last four fights.
Expert Boxing Betting PredictionMake no mistake about it, Jarrett Hurd is going to win this bout and win it emphatically against the far lesser Francisco Santana. Hurd has the edge in pure boxing skill, speed and punching power, not to mention he’s looking to get back in the win column after suffering his first career loss the last time out.
Francisco Santana won’t go down easily, but he will go down at some point in this affair. I’m going with Jarrett Hurd for the huge, fifth round KO.
Pick: Jarrett Hurd Via 5th Round KO.
Danny Garcia vs. Ivan RedkachPhiladelphia native Danny Garcia (35-2, 21 KOs) is 31-years-old and stands 5’8” with a 68.5-inch reach. Garcia has alternated wins and losses over his last four fights but comes into this affair off a thrilling seventh round KO over Adrian Granados at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California on April 20 of 2019.
The former welterweight and junior welterweight champion was hoping that the legendary Manny Pacquiao would be his next opponent in a high-profile, pay-per-view fight, but the Filipino won’t return to the squared circle until the spring at the very earliest.
Ukraine native Ivan Redkach (23-4-1, 18 KOs, 1 NC) is 33-years-old and stands 5’10½” with a 71-inch reach. Redkach knocked out former junior welterweight and welterweight champ Devon Alexander (27-6-1, 14 KOs) in the sixth round of his last fight back on June 1 in San Jacinto, California to improve to 3-0 over his last three bouts.
Rumors that Redkach would fight Adrien Broner next never materialized and now Redkach will fight at the welterweight limit of 147 pounds for just the second time in his career.
Expert Boxing Betting PredictionWhile I’m expecting Danny Garcia to show some ring rust early on due to his long layoff, I like the more experienced and more explosive Garcia to get it done in this one against the dangerous Redkach.
While Garcia is slightly shorter than Redkach with a shorter reach, he’s faced far better competition than Redkach by taking on world class fighters like Erik Morales (twice) Amir Khan, Zab Judah, Paulie Malignaggi Keith Thurman and Shawn Porter. With a potential world class title fight on the line, Garcia wins via seventh round TKO.
Pick: Danny Garcia Via 7th Round TKO.