With a trio of world title fights on tap for the coming week and highlighted by the appearance of the widely respected Triple G, let’s find out what’s going down in the squared circle and which fighters are offering the best value against their boxing betting odds at our online sportsbook.
Top Boxing Betting Picks of the Week – September 30th Edition
Geovana Peres (7-1) vs. Claire Hafner (4-1)
- When: Friday, October 4, 2019
- Where: Auckland, New Zealand
Geovana Peres is 42-years-old and stands 5’7” with a 66.1-inch reach. The New Zealand native comes into this affair off a unanimous decision win over Lani Daniels in March that gave her the WBO female light heavyweight title.
“This is a massive challenge for me but it is one I am 100 per cent ready for,” Peres said. “It was an incredible experience to win a world title but it won’t mean much if I can’t defend it. I’m determined to make sure this fight is just another step on the road to even bigger and better things.”
Claire Hunter is also 42-years-old and the Canadian comes into this title bout off a unanimous decision win over Carlette Ewell in June. The hard-hitting Canadian is the No. 2 ranked female heavyweight in the world and will make the drop in weight class for this bout.
“The chance to be able to fight for a world title is something that doesn’t come along every day,” Hafner said. “The opportunity to be a part of women’s boxing on the world stage is long overdue and I can’t wait to bring that belt home to Canada.”
Expert Boxing Betting Prediction
After watching some limited video on both fighters, I’m going to get right to the point by saying Claire Hafner is in trouble. Geovana Peres just looks like she wants to beat somebody’s ass and she definitely doesn’t go backwards.
I’m not predicting a knockout, but I am going with the reigning champ to retain her title via unanimous decision.
Claressa Shields (9-0, 2 KOs) vs. Ivana Habazin (20-3, 7 KOs)
- When: Saturday, October 5, 2019 at
- Where: Dort Federal Credit Union Event Center, Flint, MI
Ivana Habazin is 29-years-old and stands 5’9”. The native of Ukraine has won five straight fights and comes into this title bout off a unanimous decision win over Eva Jajic in December. 24-year-old Flint, Michigan native Claressa Shields stands 5’8” with a 68-inch reach.
The reigning WBA, WBC and IBF middleweight champion retained all of her titles by subduing Christina Hammer via unanimous decision in April.
Expert Boxing Betting PredictionI’m not going to waste anyone’s time by even suggesting Ivana Habazin has the slightest chance of pulling off the upset in this affair. Yeah…after watching the presser for this title bout, I’m fully certain that Claressa Shields is, not only going to win this bout, but that she wants to hurt Habazin in the process.
Shields clearly doesn’t like Habazin and some of the trash-talking she’s heard from the challenger and I believe she’s going to make her pay via a knockout win.
Sergiy Derevyanchenko (13-1, 10 KOs) vs. Gennady Golovkin (39-1-1, 35 KOs)
- When: Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 10:00 PM ET
- Where: Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
- Boxing Betting Odds: Gennady Golovkin -450
Sergiy Derevyanchenko is 33-years-old and stands 5’9” with a 67-inch reach. The Russian native bounced back from his split decision loss against Daniel Jacobs last October to beat Jack Culcay via unanimous decision in April.
Gennady Golovkin is 37-years-old and stands 5’10½” with a 70-inch reach. The aptly named Triple G comes into this bout off a resounding fourth round KO win over Steve Rolls in June following his mixed decision loss to Canelo Alvarez last September in their huge title fight rematch.
Expert Boxing Betting PredictionThe only thing these two fights have even remotely in common is the fact that they both hail from Russia. Outside of that, Triple G is far and away the better fighter in this pairing and the one with the most to gain as he seeks one more title shot against Canelo.
Triple G has a vast edge in punching power and he’s still hungry seeing as how many boxing observers like me, believe he got robbed in his rematch against Canelo.
While I’m definitely expecting Derevyanchenko to put up a good effort in this affair I’m thinking Triple G will not only get the win here, but he’ll do it in emphatic fashion that leaves everyone clamoring for the third installment of his highly contested rivalry against Canelo Alvarez. Triple G wins this one in stunning KO fashion. Triple G Via 8th Round KO.