If you’re looking for some boxing betting action, this weekend will feature seven prize fights to choose from with numerous world titles on the line.
As usual the safe money action will be in abundance, while big upset payout potential is available if you can manage to make the right underdog picks.
Undefeated British Bantamweight champion Stuart Hall will be a heavy -800 favorite at SBG Global to defend his title against John Donnelly. It will be his third title defense and there’s no reason to believe that the favorite won’t easily defend it again.
Donnelly is not a power puncher and will be taking a big step up in competition against Hall. Most of his wins have come via decision and it’s unlikely that he out-points Hall in the Brit’s own backyard. Even though Donnelly will pay +550 at 5Dimes, we don’t think that he will become the next British Bantamweight champion.
Michael Katsidis (27-3) gets another shot at a Lightweight title when he steps into the ring against Robert Guerrero (28-1-1). They will battle for the WBA and WBO Interim titles and oddsmakers at 5Dimes have Guerrero as a heavy -390 favorite.
After vacating his Featherweight title last year to care for his ailing wife Guerrero now seems ready to become the big-name star he’s meant to be.
Katsidis is a hard-hitting boxer who will surely put some leather on Guerrero. The question in this one is whether he can instill enough punishment to wear down his opponent enough to control the fight. He has a puncher’s chance, and at +270 the payday would be nice on a Katsidis upset, but that bet is also not recommended here.
Either Marcos Rene Maidana (29-2) or Erik Morales (51-6) will walk out of the ring on April 9 with the WBA Interim World Light Welterweight title. The lines on this fight have a wide disparity between sportsbooks, and the best price to win on the favored Maidana is -556 at Sports Interaction.
Morales is a fighter who’s past his prime but can still be a very dangerous opponent. He has three wins since returning from a three-year hiatus, but Maidana will be a far tougher opponent than he’s faced since returning. If you think Morales has one more great fight in him he will pay as much as +550 at 5Dimes.
Keep your eye on the boxing lines for action on these April 9 fights:
Robert Stieglitz vs. Khoren Gevor
Nate Campbell vs. Danny Garcia
Paul Malignaggi vs. Jose Miguel Cotto
Nobuhiro Ishida vs. James Kirkland