Top Boxing Betting Picks of the Week – April 30th Edition

Posted by Henry Watkins on Monday,April 30, 2018 3:27, EDT in

Compared to the fight calendar from recent weeks, we have a rather quiet week ahead of us in the boxing betting world. There are just four televised fights on tap this week, but two of those are big title fights, so still some opportunities to cash in some winning tickets. The action begins on Friday night and rolls on over into Saturday.

We will take a closer look at each of the four boxing betting picks on this coming week, and, as always, we will make predictions for each.

Top Boxing Betting Picks of the Week – April 30th Edition

Jayson Velez vs. Ryan Garcia

  • When: Friday, May 4th
  • Where: California
  • Boxing Betting Odds: TBA

The action gets started on Friday night with a 10-round Super Featherweight fight, which will be held at the StubHub Center in Carson, California and shown on ESPN2. Velez took a year off after losing to Rene Alvarado in July 2016, and while he won in his return to the ring, it has been another long layoff for a fighter who is now 26-4-1 with 17 KO wins in his career.

He is facing a boxer in Ryan Garcia who has flashed a lot of power in the early going in his career. Garcia has won all 14 of his professional fights, winning all but one of those via KO. Garcia has looked very sharp and should have this one over before we get to the final round.

Tommy Langford vs. Jason Welborn

  • When: Friday, May 4th
  • Where: London
  • Boxing Betting Odds: TBA

This 12-round WBA World Flyweight Title fight will be held in Walsall, England on Friday night, and while it is not available on US TV, you may be able to find it streaming online. After only fighting once in 2017, a loss to Avtandil Khurtsidze, Langford is already moving on to his second fight of the year after beating Jack Arnfield by unanimous decision for the BBBofC British Middleweight Title.

That victory took him to 20-1 with 6 KO wins. Welborn last fought back in March 2017, beating Marcus Morrison to win the WBC International Silver middleweight crown, taking his career record to 22-6 with 7 KO in the process. This fight looks set to go the distance, with Langford the likely winner.

David Haye vs. Tony Bellew

  • When: Saturday, May 5th
  • Where: London
  • Boxing Betting Odds: Haye -210 / Bellew +175

This one is set for Saturday in London, England, and it will be available to watch on Sky Sports. It’s a 12-round heavyweight duel between a couple of very big lads, both of whom possess some real stopping power. This is actually a rematch, with Haye losing to Bellew by TKO in the 11th round of their last meeting.

David Haye is not a safe Boxing Betting pick for this week.

That brought Haye’s 3-fight winning streak to an end, taking his career record to 28-3 with 26 KO. With that win, Bellew extended his winning streak to 5 fights, taking his career mark to 29-2-1 with 19 KO wins. This should be another good one, and I believe we are going to get a similar result as last time out, with Bellew winning it late.

Vanes Martirosyan vs. Gennady Golovkin

  • When: Saturday, May 5th
  • Where: California
  • Boxing Betting Odds: Golovkin -3200 / Martirosyan +1340

No doubt about it, this is the biggest fight on the boxing calendar this week. It’s a 12-round IBF WBA WBC World Middleweight Title fight to be held at the StubHub Center in Carson, California and shown on HBO. Martirosyan is not in the best of form right now, as he has lost 2 of his last 3, including a defeat at the hands of Erislandy Lara in a WBC Title fight last time out.

In comparison, we have in Golovkin a fighter who remains unbeaten through 37 career fights, winning 36 and drawing 1, with 33 KO. This fight is Golovkin’s to lose, which I don’t believe he will.