Expert Top Boxing Betting Picks of the Week – April 16th

Posted by Eric Williams on Monday,April 16, 2018 4:19, EDT in

If you’re a betting enthusiast, then you should know that one unbeaten world champ will put his title on the line while another, four-time champ looks to make his name relevant this coming week. If you’re looking to find some excellent boxing betting value, then look no further. I’ve got you covered with a pair of outstanding picks in the MYBookie sportsbook!

Expert Top Boxing Betting Picks of the Week – April 16th

Gervonta Davis vs. Jesus Cuellar

  • When: April 21
  • Where: Barclays Center, New York
  • Duration: 12 rounds
  • Category: Junior Lightweight

23-year-old Baltimore native Gervonta Davis (19-0, 18 KOs) stands 5’5½” with a 67½-inch reach and has recorded an amazing 18 KOs in 19 career fights. He comes into his title bout having recorded a whopping 10 straight knockouts including an eight-round demolition of Francisco Fonseca in August.

Argentina native Jesus Cuellar (28-2, 21 KOs) stands 5’6” with a 68-inch reach. He’ll be looking to rebound from a close, split decision loss against Abner Mares that took place the last time he entered the ring back in December of 2016.

Just based on the fact that Davis is a rising superstar that is unbeaten with nearly unrivaled punching power and Cuellar hasn’t been in the ring for well over a full year, I’ve got to believe that Cuellar is in major trouble in this bout. I’ll be completely stunned f Gervonta Davis doesn’t win this fight by the time the sixth round rolls around.

Boxing Betting Pick: Gervonta Davis Via Fifth Round KO

Adrien Broner vs. Jessie Vargas

  • When: April 21
  • Where: Barclays Center, New York
  • Duration: 12 rounds
  • Category: Welterweights

Former four division world champion Adrien Broner (33-3, 24 KOs) will be completely desperate to get back in the win column when he takes on two division champion Jessie Vargas (28-2, 10 KOs) in their headline bout on Saturday night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Broner was originally scheduled to face Omar Figueroa, but he had to withdraw with an injury. Now the four champion is facing what many feels is a tougher opponent, in Vargas, who lost competitive decisions to Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley. By the age of 28, Broner had won championships at 130, 135, 140 and 147 pounds, but had his three-fight winning streak unceremoniously snapped in a convincing unanimous decision loss against Mikey Garcia, who was moving up in weight. Now, a loss to Vargas would send Broner’s career careening out of control.

After losing to Garcia, Broner changed a lot of things around – like hiring veteran coach Kevin Cunningham.
Broner has been training hard with Cunningham and says he is satisfied with the result.

28-year-old Las Vegas native Jessie Vargas (28-2, 10 KOs) will look to extend his winning ways after beating Aaron Herrera via unanimous decision in December following his UD loss against Pacquiao in November of 2016.

While there’s no doubt that Jessie Vargas is a very gifted fighter, having only lost to superstars Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley in his career, he’s facing another star in Broner and one that is quite desperate and focused heading into this bout.

Boxing Betting Pick: Adrien Broner via Unanimous Decision

Amir Khan vs. Phil Lo Greco

  • When: April 21
  • Where: Liverpool, England
  • Duration: 12 rounds
  • Category: Welterweights

The last time we saw Englishman Amir Khan (31-4, 19 KOs)was almost two years ago when he was on the wrong end of a sixth-round KO loss in May 2016 against Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez. The English welterweight has not boxed since stepping up two weight divisions to face Alvarez but now, he says he’s going to be better than ever as he gets set to face Canada’s Phil Lo Greco (28-3, 15 KOs) in Liverpool.

The loss was the fourth in his career and third KO defeat. Khan, who last held a world title six years ago, dismisses the suggestion the knockouts have taken their toll on him ahead of his first fight in England for five years.

33-year-old Phil Lo Greco (29-3) stands 5’8½” and comes into this bout off a majority decision win over Jesus Gurrola in June that came on the heels of a unanimous decision loss against Joseph Elegele almost one year prior in June of 2016. Lo Greco has recorded 16 of his career wins via KO while suffering one KO loss and a pair of decision defeats in his career.

Despite his roller-coaster career, Amir Khan is the younger and more talented fighter in this bout. Phil Lo Greco has suffered three losses over his last six bouts including an ugly third-round TKO loss to Errol Spence Jr. in June of 2015.

Amir Khan should be one of your Boxing Betting Picks of the Week.

Amir Khan is desperate and has bounced back nicely almost every time he’s tasted defeat in his career. Khan gets the win in this one via seventh round KO!

Boxing Betting Pick: Amir Khan via seventh round KO

Jermall Charlo vs. Hugo Centeno

  • When: April 21
  • Where: Barclays Center, New York
  • Duration: 12 rounds
  • Category: Middleweight

Former 154-pound World Champion Jermall Charlo battles once-beaten contender Hugo Centeno Jr. for the WBC‘s interim 160-pound title.

This bout was originally scheduled for March 3, but due to a Centeno rib injury is was moved to its date this coming weekend.

Centeno will now finally face Charlo, the former 154-pound champion and one-half of the gifted Charlo twins, along with his brother, current 154-pound champion Jermell.

For the 27-year-old Jermall however, he wants to make his name in another division and comes into this bout off a commanding fourth-round KO win over Jorge Sebastian Heiland in July that was his second straight KO win. Charlo has recorded a whopping 20 of his 26 career wins via KO.

The 27-year-old Centeno has won two straight bouts since suffering his only career loss and comes into this affair off an emphatic third round KO win over Immanuwel Aleem in August. He’s not focusing on any pre-fight gamesmanship.

Huge Centeno is a very good fighter, but the fact of the matter is that Jermall Charlo is clearly a great fighter with speed, athleticism, and unmatched punching power. While it’s possible that Centeno could get lucky and catch Charlo with a powerful shot, I just don’t see that happening as a focused Charlo continues his ascension to the top of the boxing world.

Jermall Charlo will win this bout via an eighth-round KO ad Hugo Centeno gets overwhelmed by Charlo’s speed and power.

Boxing Betting Pick: Jermall Charlo via Eighth Round KO