Boxing Betting: September Preview
Boxing betting action for September will feature a WBO Lightweight title fight between Ricky Burns and Raymundo Beltran, a WBC and WBA Light Welterweight title fight between Lucas Martin Matthysse and Danny Garcia, and a WBC and WBA Light Middleweight unification title fight between Saul Alvarez and Floyd Mayweather Jr.
On September 7 WBO Lightweight champion Burns (36-2, 11 KO’s) will put his title on the line against NABF champion Beltran (28-6, 17 KO’s). Currently a -425 favorite at 5Dimes, Burns should have an easy day at the office in front of hometown fans. Better boxing odds value may be found in the OVER 9.5 rounds at -365.
On September 14 undefeated WBC, WBA, and Ring Light Welterweight champion Garcia (26-0, 16 KO’s) will defend against the hard-hitting Matthysse (34-2-0-1, 32 KO’s).
Handicappers are of the opinion that Garcia’s win streak will come to an end against Matthysse and have the champ listed as a +235 underdog. Garcia could surprise if he’s able to avoid the power of his opponent, making the boxing odds -375 price on Matthysse appear a little expensive.
On the same fight card pound-for-pound No. 1 Floyd Mayweather Jr. (44-0, 26 KO’s) will face undefeated Saul Alvarez (42-0-1, 30 KO’s). Mayweather is currently coming at a bargain price of -270 at 5Dimes, and despite a tough opponent there appears to be little reason to abandon the best boxing betting trend in the sport.
If you think Alvarez will shock the world he will pay +230 at 5Dimes, which doesn’t look any more tempting than the +260 payday on the fight ending UNDER 11.5 rounds. Mayweather by decision, one more time, looks like the logical result in this matchup.