This Saturday, one of the top young boxers on the planet enters the ring for the chance at a championship belt. Featherweight sensation Shakur Stevenson takes on Miguel Marriaga for the WBO Featherweight Title. That match highlights a terrific Saturday of boxing action. Check out analysis and free picks for 6 of the top bouts of the week!
Top Boxing Betting Picks for the Week – March 9th Edition
Saturday, March 14
- Where: Oxon Hill, MD
- TV: Fox Sports 1 / Fox Deportes
- Live Stream: Fox Sports Go
Middleweights – 8 Rounds
25-year-old Esquivel is 13-0 with 12 knockouts. Dormedes Potes is 12-2-1. Potes is a tough fighter. But he has a draw and a loss in 2-of-3. Esquivel should make quick work of Potes. Expect a knockout before Round 8.
Boxing Betting Pick: Jonathan Esquivel
Welterweights – 10 Rounds
Justin DeLoach has lost 3 of his last 4 fights. He fought Terrell Williams hard in his last bout, though, falling via split decision. Eimantas Stanionis is 10-0. Although Stanionis gives up height in this, DeLoach isn’t in good enough form to beat him. Back Eimantas.
Boxing Betting Pick: Eimantas Stanionis
Middleweights – 10 Rounds
Kirkland-Hernandez is the main event on Fox Sports 1’s Saturday card. Kirkland’s last loss was via KO to Canelo Alvarez back in 2015. He’s gone 2-0 since then. Hernandez has lost 2-of-3. Although Kirkland is 9 years older, Marcos might want to find a new profession after this fight. Hernandez doesn’t have enough power to hang with Kirkland.
Boxing Betting Pick: James Kirkland
- Where: New York, NY
- TV: ESPN / ESPN Deportes
- Live Stream: ESPN+
Junior Welterweights – 8 Rounds
13-0 with 5 knockouts, the 21-year-old Bauza figures to move up the rankings after he puts a beating onto Romain Tomas. The French fighter is 8-3 with only a single KO win. Bauza rocks him.
Boxing Betting Pick: John Bauza
Featherweights – 10 Rounds
Magdaleno has done nothing wrong. The 28-year-old’s lone loss happened versus Isaac Dogboe back in 2018. He’s got a strong 27-1 record with 18 knockouts. Sakaria Lukas is undefeated with a 23-0 record. Let’s not fool ourselves. Lukas has fought exclusively in his home nation of Namibia. Magdaleno takes this.
Boxing Betting Pick: Jessie Magdaleno
WBO Featherweight Title – 12 Rounds
Champ Shakur Stevenson has mowed through his 13 opponents. The 22-year-old ranks as one of the top fighters on the planet. Shakur faces a tough customer in Miguel Marriaga on Saturday, though. Marriaga has won 4 in a row. But the featherweight titleholder has skills for days. Shakur can adjust to any style. So, no matter what Marriaga attempts, Stevenson will have an answer. Again, Shakur impresses.
Boxing Betting Pick: Shakur Stevenson