Boxing Odds & Picks for Top Matches of the Week – November 17th

Boxing Odds & Picks for Top Matches of the Week – November 17th

Henry Watkins : Friday,November 17, 2017 1:24, EDT

With so much going on in college football and the NFL right now, it’s easy to overlook other sports, which is why we have decided to dedicate some time to look at the week ahead for fight fans. We have come up with fights that will take place over the next few days, and based on the latest boxing odds, we have put together some brief previews, as well as some predictions that we hope will put a little bit of money in your pocket. Let’s get straight to the bouts, but don’t forget to check the boxing lines constantly, because they may change for various reasons.

Boxing Odds & Picks for Top Matches of the Week – November 17th

Denis Douglin vs. Anthony Dirrell

  • Boxing Odds: Douglin +1500 / Dirrel -3000

Set for Friday night at the Dort Federal Event Center in Flint Michigan, this 10-round super middleweight bout features a pair of fighters who are heading in the wrong direction. Dirrell is still considered to be a contender, but at 33, his opportunities are starting to run out, and there are many who feel that this opponent is a poor choice for him. Douglin was a great prospect in the early part of his career, but lackluster recent displays have derailed him. This should be a comfortable win for Dirrell.

Douglin Numbers

  • Total Bouts: 25
  • Record: 20-0-5
  • Debut: 2009-02-13
  • Alias: Momma’s Boy

Dirrell Numbers

  • Total Bouts: 32
  • Record: 30-1-1
  • Debut: 2005-01-27
  • Alias: The Dog

Jerwin Ancajas vs. Jamie Conlan

  • Boxing Odds: Ancajas -650 / Conlan +475

The SSE Arena in Belfast, Northern Ireland is going to be home to a great fight night on Saturday, November 18, with a number of big fights on the main card. Local hero Jamie Conlan will get a shot at the super flyweight title against the champion Jerwin Ancajas. Conlin looks to be up against it here, but with 11 KO in his 19 pro fights, he could land that one punch that wins it. A very noisy home crowd will also help, and I think an upset may be on the cards.

Ancajas Numbers

  • Total Bouts: 29
  • Record: 27-1-1
  • Debut: 2009-07-27
  • Alias: Pretty Boy

Conlan Numbers

  • Total Bouts: 19
  • Record: 19-0-0
  • Debut: 2009-11-06
  • Alias: The Mexican

Siboniso Gonya vs. Zolani Tete

  • Boxing Odds: Gonya +3500 / Tete -8500

Tete is the current holder of the WBO bantamweight title, and he will make his first defense of his crown against a fellow South African who looks as though he may be nothing more than a sacrificial lamb. This is another bout on the card in Belfast, and it may well be one that is over before it even really begins. The O/U on this 12-round bout is set at 8 ½, and I think there is a better than average chance that it goes UNDER, as I like Tete to finish this one off quickly.

Zolani Tete is a huge favorite at the Boxing Odds.

Gonya Numbers

  • Total Bouts: 12
  • Record: 11-0-1
  • Debut: 2011-06-16

Tete Numbers

  • Total Bouts: 28
  • Record: 25-0-3
  • Debut: 2006-05-27
  • Alias: Last Born

Horacio Garcia vs. Carl Frampton

  • Boxing Odds: Garcia +2600 / Frampton -5400

Carl Frampton has seen his career take a downward turn over the past few months following a loss to Leo Santa Cruz that cost him his WBA featherweight title and his unbeaten record. A change in management and a hastily canceled fight against Andres Gutierrez have also removed some of the shine from Frampton, and he really needs a win in front of a partisan crowd in Belfast on Saturday night. I think he gets that, with the victory coming in UNDER the 7 ½ round mark.

Garcia Numbers

  • Total Bouts: 37
  • Record: 33-1-3
  • Debut: 2008-10-17
  • Alias: Violento

Frampton Numbers

  • Total Bouts: 24
  • Record: 23-0-1
  • Debut: 2009-06-12
  • Alias: The Jackal

Ishe Smith vs. Julian Williams

Boxing Odds: Smith +850 / Williams -1750

Also on Saturday night is a junior middleweight bout at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, with 27-year old Julian Williams going against journeyman boxer Ishe Smith. This may actually be a closer fight than the betting odds suggest, as Smith has the experience and reach to steer clear of the younger Smith. I like Ishe Smith to win this one, but would not be surprised to see it go the distance, so let’s take the OVER 9 ½ rounds.

Smith Numbers

  • Total Bouts: 37
  • Record: 29-0-8
  • Debut: 2000-07-29
  • Alias: Sugar Shay

Williams Numbers

  • Total Bouts: 25
  • Record: 23-1-1
  • Debut: 2010-05-07
  • Alias: J Rock