Naoya Inoue and Nonito Donaire battle on Thursday to kick off a great weekend of boxing action. On Saturday, Jamel Herring takes on Lamont Roach Jr. on ESPN+. Over on DAZN, KSI battles Paul Logan in a YouTuber slugfest. We don’t analyze KSI-Logan in this article. We do analyze the professional boxing match between Billy Joe Saunders and Marcel Esteban Coceres on the KSI-Logan undercard. Check out analysis and free picks for 5 of the top boxing betting matchups this week!
Top Boxing Betting Picks for the Week – November 4th Edition
Thursday, Nov. 7
Nordine Oubaali vs Takuma Inoue
- WBC Bantamweight Title – 12 Rounds
- Where: Saitama, Japan
- TV: DAZN
16-0 with 12 knockouts, French fighter Oubaali proved his mettle in his last couple of bouts. He beat Rau’shee Warren at the MGM Grand to win the title. He followed that up with a victory over tough Arthur Villanueva. Takuma has fought exclusively in Japan. Oubaali should handle him on Thursday night.
Boxing Betting Pick: Nordine Oubaali
Naoya Inoue vs Nonito Donaire
Naoya Inoue is one of the top body punchers in the world. He might be the only active boxer who leads with a left hook to the side. Nonito Donaire has 40 wins. Inoue won’t intimidate him. That doesn’t mean Nonito beats Naoya, though. Inoue’s power is second to none.
Boxing Betting Pick: Naoya Inoue
Saturday, Nov. 9.
Kubrat Pulev vs Rydell Booker
- Heavyweights – 10 Rounds
- Where: Fresno, CA
- TV: ESPN+
Pulev hasn’t lost since 2015 when Wladimir Klitschko knocked him out. He’s won 7 in a row. Among his conquests have been known fighters like Samuel Peters, Hughie Fury, and Dereck Chisora. Rydell Booker will fight hard. Booker hasn’t stepped into the ring against the same quality of fighters that Pulev has. Kubrat wins his eighth in a row.
Boxing Betting Pick: Kubrat Pulev
Jamel Herring vs Lamont Roach Jr.
- WBO Junior Lightweight Title – 12 Rounds
Herring is on a 3-match winning streak. He won the title in his last, beating then undefeated Masayuki Ito. He faces a man 10-years young than he in Lamont Roach Jr. Roach hasn’t lost in 19 fights. He’ll use his speed to keep Herring off balance. Expect this fight to go the distance with Lamont pulling out a unanimous decision victory.
Boxing Betting Pick: Lamont Roach Jr.
Billy Joe Saunders vs Marcel Esteban Coceres
- WBO Super Middleweight Title – 12 Rounds
- Where: Los Angeles, CA
- TV: DAZN
YouTuber KSI is a bigger draw. That’s why they relegated Billy Joe Saunders to fight before KSI enters the ring. KSI versus Logan Paul will entertain. It won’t produce a champion.
Saunders is 28-0 with 13 knockouts. Coceres is 28-0 with 15 knockouts. Although on paper Coceres has a shot, he’s primarily fought in Argentina, his home country. Saunders should take this.
Boxing Betting Pick: Billy Joe Saunders