It’s Super Bowl Week. Can you think of a better way to celebrate than watching and wagering on great boxing matchups before Sunday’s game? The action starts on Thursday when DAZN puts on 3 championship fights in Miami, home of Super Bowl 54. Then on Saturday, Fox Sports 1 showcases talented pugilists in Biloxi, Mississippi. Check out an analysis and free picks for 6 of the top boxing betting matchups of the week!
Top Boxing Betting Picks of the Week – January 27th Edition
Thursday, Jan. 30th
- Where: Miami, FL
- Live Stream: DAZN
Daniel Roman vs Murodjon Akhmadaliev
- IBF/WBA Junior Featherweight Title – 12 Rounds
Few fighters can hang with 27-2-1 Daniel Roman. Roman hasn’t lost since 2013. That’s a string of 19 wins. Akhmadaliev has fought 7 times. He’s got decent skills, but he’s in tough against Roman. Daniel will use his experience to move Murodjon into a position for big power shots. Roman wins what should be a brutal fight.
Boxing Betting Pick: Daniel Roman
Tevin Farmer vs Joseph Diaz Jr.
- IBF Junior Lightweight Title – 12 Rounds
Farmer has a great 30-4-1 record. He’s knocked out 6 opponents. That’s where Joseph Diaz Jr. has the edge. Joseph, a 30-1 record fighter, has more power. He’s knocked out 15 opponents. But Farmer hasn’t lost a bout since 2012. Tevin takes this.
Boxing Betting Pick: Tevin Farmer
Demetrius Andrade vs Luke Keeler
- WBO Middleweight Title – 12 Rounds
Andrade is 28-0 with 17 knockouts. For a middleweight, he’s got an excellent 73 ½ reach. Demetrius’ opponent on Thursday, Luke Keeler, has a 17-2-1 record. The Dubliner is just 5’ 11 ½”. Andrade should end Luke’s night early.
Boxing Betting Pick: Demetrius Andrade
Saturday, Feb 1st
- Where: Biloxi, MS
- TV: Fox Sports 1/ Fox Deportes
- Live Stream: Fox Sports Go
Omar Juarez vs Angel Martinez Hernandez
Junior Welterweights – 6 Rounds
6-0 with 4 knockouts, Omar Juarez faces his toughest opponent yet. Angel Martinez Hernandez has a nice 10-1 record. Juarez fights within himself. He’s adept at going to the body and the head in the same combination. Not many boxers can do that. That gives Jaurez a slight edge over Hernandez even though Angel’s got the experience.
Boxing Betting Pick: Omar Jaurez
Michel Rivera vs Fidel Maldonado Jr.
- Lightweights – 10 Rounds
Undefeated at 17-0, Michel Rivera knows how to use his 71” reach. Fidel Maldonado Jr. is a tough guy. He’s fought 32 times. Of those 32 fights, Maldonado has won 27. The man can fight but he’ll enter the ring with serious physical disadvantages. It’s hard to see Fidel getting close enough to Rivera to do any damage.
Boxing Betting Pick: Michel Rivera
Yordenis Ugas vs Mike Dallas Jr.
Welterweights – 12 Rounds
Ugas and Dallas Jr. are both 33-year-old boxers with excellent records. Ugas is 24-4. Dallas Jr. is 23-3-2. Both are skilled. But since 2013, Dallas Jr. has fought a total of 5 times. Ugas has fought 12 times since 2013. One of the fights was an impressive split-decision loss to Shawn Porter last March. Yordenis wins.
Boxing Betting Pick: Yordenis Ugas