A couple of championship bouts take place this weekend. On Friday, Andrew Moloney battles Elton Dharry in Melbourne, Australia for the WBA Interim Junior Bantamweight title. Then on Saturday, Lee McGregor and Kash Farooq throw down for McGregor’s Commonwealth and Farooq’s British bantamweight titles in Glasgow. Check out previews and picks for Moloney-Dharry, McGregor-Farooq, and 3 other of the best boxing betting matches this week!
Top Boxing Betting Picks for the Week – November 11th Edition
Friday, Nov. 15
Marcos Escudero vs Joseph George
- Light Heavyweights – 10 Rounds
- Where: Sloan, IA
- TV: Showtime
26-year-old Argentinian Marcos Escudero has a nice 10-0 record. He’s knocked out 9 of his opponents. Joseph George brings a 9-0 record to the Showtime card on Friday night. Escudero should get the win here. Not only is he younger, George is 30, but he’s the silver Latin American Champion. George is 9-0 with 6 knockouts, though. He’s also fought exclusively in the U.S. Back Joseph George.
Boxing Betting Pick: Joseph George
Erik Vega Ortiz vs Alberto Palmetta
- Welterweights – 10 Rounds
The main event on Showtime’s card showcases Erik Vega Ortiz to American audiences. Ortiz is 16-0 with 9 knockouts. The undefeated welterweight has fought exclusively in Mexico. Alberto Palmetta is 12-1. He has a few fights in the U.S. He’s mainly fought in Argentina. Ortiz should make his U.S. debut a winning one.
Boxing Betting Pick: Erik Vega Ortiz
Jason Moloney vs Dixon Flores
- Bantamweights – 10 Rounds
- Where: Melbourne, Australia
- TV: ESPN+
Jason Moloney is 19-1 with 16 knockouts. Dixon Flores is a tough fighter with a 16-6 record. Although Flores as battled primarily in his native Nicaragua, he fought great in his last bout in August. Flores beat Alexander Espinosa, a fighter with 18 wins, via TKO. Dixon has a shot to upset the Australian on Friday.
Boxing Betting Pick: Dixon Flores
Andrew Moloney vs Elton Dharry
- WBA Interim Junior Bantamweight Title – 12 Rounds
Australian fight fans have nicknamed Andrew Moloney “The Monster”. He is 20-0. He’s knocked out 13 of his opponents. Elton Dharry is 24-5. He hasn’t lost in a long time, though. Dharry will give Moloney a fight. He’s long. In the end, though, Moloney wins. Moloney fights with pace. Dharry will have trouble keeping up.
Boxing Betting Pick: Andrew Moloney
Saturday, Nov. 16
- Commonwealth & British Bantamweight Titles – 12 Rounds
- Where: Glasgow, Scotland
- TV: ESPN+
Lee McGregor vs Kash Farooq
7-0 with 6 knockouts, Lee McGregor faces the toughest test of his career. Kash Farooq is13-0 with 6 knockouts. Farooq is a brawler. His aggressiveness could surprise McGregor early. Lee has 2 ½ inches over Kash. Also, his arms are longer. That will allow McGregor to control things from outside. McGregor wins.
Boxing Betting Pick: Lee McGregor