Top Boxing Betting Picks of the Week – February 26th Edition

Top Boxing Betting Picks of the Week – February 26th Edition

Written by on February 26, 2018

Monday is the beginning of a new sports week, which means we have a lot of action to look forward to over the next few days. In the boxing betting world, there are 5 big fights on tap for the coming week, with the first major fight coming relatively early on Wednesday. As you may have already guessed, the biggest betting action will be available this coming weekend, with a few big fights right in the US, spread across HBO and Showtime, for those of you who like to watch while you wager. Let’s take a little bit of a closer look at all 5 fights and their respective boxing odds.

Top Boxing Betting Picks of the Week – February 26th Edition

Daniel Roman vs. Ryo Matsumoto

  • Division: Super Bantamweight
  • Nationality: United States / Japan
  • Records: 23-2-1 / 21-1-0
  • KOs: 35% / 86%
  • Boxing Betting Odds: TBA
Daniel Roman comes into this one as the WBA World Super Bantamweight titleholder after taking it from Shun Kubo in his last fight. This will be the first title defense for Roman who is 23-2-1 with 9 KO’s in his career. He will be going up against a fighter who knows how to end the fight quickly, as Matsumoto has 19 KO finishes in his 21 fights, and only a single blemish on his record right now. If Roman can take this one into the later rounds, as he so often does, look for him to get the win.

Shinsuke Yamanaka vs. Luis Nery

  • Division: Bantamweight
  • Nationality: Japan / Mexico
  • Records: 27-1-2 / 25-0-0
  • KOs: 63% / 76%
  • Boxing Betting Odds: TBA
Another big title fight is set for Thursday in Japan, this one for the WBC World Bantamweight crown, which is currently held by Lis Nery, who took it from Yamanaka last March in a bout that he won by TKO in the 4th round. Yamanaka will obviously be out to get his title back in this revenge fight, whilst also avenging his only career loss. Nery is unbeaten in his 25 fights and knows how to get the job done quickly. I think he will retain the title on Thursday.

Kell Brook vs. Siarhei Rabchanka

  • Division: Super Welterweight
  • Nationality: United Kingdom / Belarus
  • Records: 36-2-0 / 29-2-0
  • KOs: 63% / 71%
  • Boxing Betting Odds: TBA
It’s off to Sheffield, England for a super welterweight fight on Saturday, with this one available on Sky Sports. Brook comes into this fight with a 36-2 record, but those losses have come in each of his last two fights. He is going to have a battle on his hands against Rabchanka, as this is a boxer who can flash some real power, getting 22 KO’s in his 29 fights. He also only has 2 losses in his career. I’m looking for Brook to bounce back and win this fight.

Igor Mikhalkin vs. Sergey Kovalev

  • Division: Light Heavyweight
  • Nationality: Russia / Russia
  • Records: 21-1-0 / 31-2-1
  • KOs: 41% / 79%
  • Boxing Betting Odds: Sergey Kovalev -1910
Madison Square Garden in NYC will be the venue for this 12-round WBO World Light Heavyweight Title fight. Kovalev will be defending his title for the first time after winning it last November in a rather easy 2-round KO win at MSG. His opponent on Saturday night is Igor Mikhalkin, a man with a 21-1 career record and just 9 wins via KO. Sergey Kovalev should be one of your Boxing Betting Picks of the week. He is probably going to need to go this distance to win the title, which is not likely given the power that Kovalev possesses. This one could be over early.

Deontay Wilder vs. Luis Ortiz

  • Division: Heavyweight
  • Nationality: United States / Cuba
  • Records: 39-0-0 / 28-0-0
  • KOs: 97% / 80%
  • Boxing Betting Odds: Deontay Wilder -315
This 12-round fight is for the WBC World Heavyweight Title, and it will be held at the Barclays Center in NYC on Saturday night. Wilder has had a hold of this title since 2015, winning 6 defenses of the said crown since initially winning it. He comes in with a career record of 39-0, 38 of which have come via KO. Ortiz is unbeaten in 28 fights, 24 of which he has won by KO. There is going to be a lot of power on display in this one, but I like Wilder to hold on to the title.