A couple of huge boxing matches happen this Saturday on Halloween Night. Gervonta Davis, one of the top pound-for-pound fighters in the world, takes on Leo Santa Cruz for two title belts. Later that night, Japanese sensation Nayoue Inoue makes his Top Rank debut when he battles Australian fighter Jason Maloney. Check out analysis and free picks for each fight as well as picks for over/under total rounds for each match so you can make your bets against their Boxing odds!
Davis Vs Cruz and Inoue Battles Maloney | Boxing Betting Analysis
- When: Saturday, Oct. 31
Davis Vs Cruz 12-rounds WBA Lightweight Title / WBA Junior Lightweight Title
Even though Davis is 23-0 with 22 knockouts, he has yet to take on a fighter of Leo Santa Cruz’s caliber. No doubt, Davis is this generation’s Roberto Duran. He’s got knockout power just like the Hands of Stone. But Gervonta takes on a fighter with a 31-1-1 record who is also 2 ½” taller and has a 1 ½ inch reach advantage. Gervonta’s power only works if he can get off his strongest shots.
Santa Cruz knows how to fight inside, which means he knows how to keep Davis close so Gervonta won’t have enough room to get off his most effective punches. Leo’s also got excellent defense. He can either stalk Davis, like he does most of his opponents, or he can push Davis away when fighting close and then land power punches. Either way, Leo Santa Cruz has an edge.
Boxing Fight Pick: Leo Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz has one of the best chins in boxing. Nobody has challenged Gervonta’s chin. Leo could in this fight, but, more than likely, he’ll work his way to a decision victory like Santa Cruz has in his last 3 bouts.
Boxing O/U Rounds Pick: Leo Santa Cruz
Naoya Inoue Vs Jason Maloney 12-rounds IBF / WBA Bantamweight Titles
Maloney is a decent boxer, but Naoya Inoue is one of the most skilled pugilists on the planet. Inoue has the ability to land pin point punches to an opponents body. Naoya can shoot a right cross and land it to the rib cage on the right side of his opponents body. Few if any boxers entering the ring today can pull off a punch like that.
Also, Maloney tends to box with his elbows out from his body. That provides the perfect opening for Inoue’s incredible body shots. Unless Naoya is injured or just doesn’t have it, he easily beats Jason Maloney on Saturday night.
Boxing Fight Pick: Naoya Inoue
Maloney is a good boxer, but he faces a world class body puncher, one of the best body punchers in the history of boxing. Because he keeps his elbows so far from his body, don’t be surprised if Naoya ends the fight early, possibly before the fourth round. Go under.
Boxing O/U Rounds Pick: Under