Fight fans will have a big selection of boxing odds to choose from this weekend with a dozen fights slated for Friday and Saturday night. On the line will be the WBA Super Middleweight title and the British Light Middleweight title.
The big fight on Saturday May 14 is the WBA Super Middleweight title fight between Arthur Abraham and Andre Ward. Ward is an undefeated champion that’s heavily favored to retain his title, and the cheapest price you’ll find on him is a -700 line at 5Dimes. That’s not a bad price on an undefeated champion taking on a challenger that’s lost two of his last three fights.
Abraham is coming off a win against Stjepan Bozic after Bozic broke his hand, and before that he suffered losses to Andre Dirrell and Carl Froch. At age 31 he seems to have his best days behind him, and the oddsmakers at 5Dimes will pay as much as +500 if the underdog Abraham is able to pull off the unlikely upset.
If you don’t think that the action on Ward is safe enough there’s a Heavyweight fight on the same card that might offer you a little more security. Cristobal Arreola will be in a mismatch against Nagy Aguilera as a -2000 favorite at 5Dimes.
Aguilera has dropped four of his last seven fights against mediocre competition and will surely be out-classed by Arreola. Even at a huge +1000 underdog price at 5Dimes we still wouldn’t touch Aguilera in this fight. If you have the bankroll the boxing odds on Arreola should be the safest place to put your money this weekend.
On Friday night Sam Webb will look to defend his British Light Middleweight title against Prince Arron. Webb has won 13 straight fights, including an 11th-round KO over Martin Concepcion. Oddsmakers at 5Dimes are offering the cheapest line on Webb at -460, while the best upset payout on Arron sits at +365 at 5Dimes.
Arron has been undefeated since 2007, a stretch that covers 11 fights. He will be taking a step up in competition against Webb, but the price looks right to maybe drop a few bucks on the upset line in this fight.
Other fights that sportsbooks are offering action on this weekend include:
Jorge Daniel Miranda vs. Sebastian Andres Lujan
Jonathan Gonzalez vs. Rudy Cisneros
Kendall Holt vs. Julio Diaz
Raymundo Beltran vs. Sharif Bogere
Seth Mitchell vs. Evans Quinn
Travis Walker vs. Alonzo Butler
Cristian Mijares vs. Carlos Rueda
Francisco Arce vs. Hugo Ruiz
Daniel Rosas vs. David Gaspar