Two of the top boxers in England take to the ring on Saturday when Katie Taylor goes head-to-head agianst Jennifer Han in a championship bout and Josh “The Leeds Warrior” Warrington battles Mauricio Lara a slight -130 chalk. Also on Saturday, Adrian Granados takes on Conor Benn and Jovanni Straffon throws down against Maxi Hughes. Check out Boxing Betting odds, analysis, and free picks for Saturday’s top boxing matches.
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- When: Saturday, Sep. 4
- Where: Leeds, England
- TV / Streaming: DAZN
Welterweights – 10 Rounds
- Adrian Granados +700 / Conor Benn -1500
Granados hopes this is his comeback fights. The 32-year-old veteran is 21-8 with 3 draws. He’s knocked out 15 of his opponents but hasn’t won since 2018. In his last four fights, Granados shows a couple of losses, a win, and a draw.
Conor Benn is 18-0 with 12 knockout victories. The 24-year-old has big advantages over Granados. Benn should dominate, but he has a wider stance than required and throws off his front foot. Granados’ 2 losses in his last couple of fights were to Danny Garcia and Robert Easter. Only 1 of Granados’ 8 losses have happened via KO. The more experienced boxer could do just enough to pull off the massive upset.
Boxing Pick: Adrian Granados
Lightweights – 12 Rounds
- Jovanni Straffon -125 / Maxi Hughes -105
For the second straight time, 27-year-old Mexican fighter Jovanni Straffon takes on a top UK boxer. Straffon fought in Mexico before his last, running up a 24-3-1 with 17 knockout victories record. His last loss happened in 2017. In May, Straffon knocked out James Tennyson in the first-round of a scheduled 12 round bout. Tennyson wanted to brawl with Straffon. That wasn’t a good idea.
Hughes has a decent record. But although Maxi shows 23 wins, only 5 have come via KO or TKO. Straffon’s punches explode and he doesn’t settle on hunting for the head. Also, Hughes has a tendency to get wild in the ring. Jovanni should easily win this.
Boxing Pick: Jovanni Straffon
Women’s Lightweight Title – 10 Rounds
- Jennifer Han +900 / Katie Taylor -2500
Katie Taylor is undefeated but she hasn’t knocked out an opponent in her last 6 bouts. With that being written, Taylor is a ferocious boxer. She has a non-stop motor and goes right after her opponents.
But although Taylor should win this, Han is worth a look. She’s on an 8-match winning streak. Not only that, but Han has a chance to punish Taylor when the champ moves in and starts throwing her combinations. If Han stands her ground and counters effectively, she could surprise the 18-0 champ. Also, the challenger shows +900 overlay odds.
Boxing Pick: Jennifer Han
Featherweights – 12 Rounds
- Josh Warrington -130 / Mauricio Lara +100
The main event on DAZN’s card pits the Leeds Warrior against Mauricio Lara. Josh Warrington is 30-1 with 7 knockout victories. These two fought in February with Lara knocking out Warrington in the ninth.
23-2 with 16 knockout wins, Lara showed in the first fight why boxers from Mexico often have the upper hand over English boxers. While at no time during the bout did Lara throw a punch without first establishing his feet, Warrington was all over the place. Josh’s tendency to throw punches off balance is one of the reasons he’s only got 7 knockout wins from 30 fights.
There’s nothing in the last bout to imply Warrington wins this. Lara should counter effectively and, eventually, get to Warrington. Josh’s lack of power seriously hampers his chances of gaining revenge. Mauricio takes the rematch.
Boxing Pick: Mauricio Lara
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