ODDS & PREDICTIONS OF BIG WEEKEND FIGHTS
Saturday, December 11, 2010
Emerald Queen Casino, Tacoma, WA
(Showtime) Yonnhy Perez (20-0-1, 14 KOs) vs. Joseph Agbeko (27-2, 20 KOs) (IBF 118 lb. belt) Odds/Prediction: Perez 11-5. Rematch here as Perez dropped Ghanian fighter in UD 12 title grab. Go with Perez here, but not with anything more than beer and pizza money, $110 to win $50 on the Mexican to retain. Agbeko did beat Vic Darchinyan UD in July 2009.
Vic Darchinyan (35-2-1, 27 KOs) vs. Abner Mares (20-0-1, 14 KOs) Odds/Prediction: Vic 9-5. As mentioned Vic licked in 2009, and of course KTFO on 7-7-07 by Nonito Donaire. Idea is to build Vic back up, unbeaten Mares will make him work. I like Abner’s style.
AMIR KHAN OR A MERE CON?
Mandalay Bay Casino, Las Vegas, NV
(HBO) Amir Khan (23-1, 17 KOs) vs. Marcos Maidana (29-1, 27 KOs) (WBA 140 lb. title) Odds/Prediction: 7-5 Khan. Day of reckoning here for Amir Khan, or A Mere con? Has amateur pedigree and prodigy label, Maidana a puncher, something Khan didn’t take so well in the KO loss to Breidis Prescott. MM beaten by Aubrey Kotelnik whom Khan beat. Slight lean to Khan not risking any dinero.
HBO POSTER BOY ORTIZ FACES NON-PUNCHER PETERSON
Lamont Peterson (28-1, 14 KOs) vs. Victor Ortiz (28-2-1, 22 KOs) Odds/Prediction: Ortiz 2-1. HBO poster boy Ortiz looks to be in winning position here. DROPPING $400 TO WIN $200.
Joan Guzman (30-0-1) vs. Jason Davis AKA Willie Standup (loser of six straight, three KOs) SURZPRISED Nevada Commission guy Keith Kizer let this one go. KK, could ya’?
(FOX Sports) Juan Rosas (32-5, 26 KOs) vs. Cristian Mijares (40-6-2, 18 KOs) (IBF 115 lb. title) Odds/Prediction: Rosas 3-1. Trying to rebuild Mijares after three straight losses, including KO by Vic Darchinyan, it probably ain’t happening.
IF MONTIEL WINS “WORK” FIGHT IT’S NONITO DONAIRE IN FEBRUARY
Fernando Montiel (43-2-2, 33 KOs) vs. Eduardo Garcia (21-5-1, 24 KOs) Odds/Prediction: Montiel 12-1. Garcia=lunchmeat!