April 26th, 2012 By Pedro FernandezFriday, April 27, 2012
Buffalo Run Casino, Miami, OK- (Showtime) Thomas Oosthuizen (18-0-1, 13 KOs) vs. Marcus Johnson (21-1, 15 KOs) Odds/Prediction: Oosthuizen 2 1/2 to 1. Computer says South African a level or two better.
Luis Del Valle (15-0, 11 KOs) vs. Christopher Martin (23-1-3, 6 KOs) Odds/Prediction: LDV 2-1. Going with favorite here as Martin can’t punch period!
Frank Erwin Center, Austin, TX- (ESPN2) Ismayl Sillakh (17-0, 14 KOs) vs. Denis Grachev (11-0-1, 7 KOs) Odds/Prediction: Ismayl 14-5. Battle of Russians in Texas. Taking fav & dropping $280 to win $380.
Javier Fortuna (18-0, 13 KOs) vs. Yuandale Evans (16-0, 12 KOs) Odds/Prediction: Fortuna 9-5. Doesn’t look esy on paper.
Resorts Casino, Atlantic City, NJ- Yusaf Mack (29-4-2, 17 KOs) vs. Omar Sheika (32-11, 21 KOs) Odds/Prediction: Mack 9-5. Omar been around so long he was managed by Bill Cayton, Mike Tyson’s first manager, who died in 2003. Mack a disappointment and Omar’s a has been!
Derrick Webster (12-0, 7 KOs) vs. Sabou Ballogou (8-4, 3 KOs) Odds/Prediction: Webster 3-1 in this battle of an up and comer and a never-was!
Echo Arena, Liverpool, England- Tony Bellew (16-1, 10 KOs) vs. Danny McIntosh (13-2, 7 KOs) Odds/Prediction: Bellew 11-5. Will go with fav here to the tune of $1,10 to win $1,600.
Club Sportlife, Kiev, Ukraine- Viktor Postol (17-0, 9 KOs) vs. Jose Lopez (15-1-1, ( KOs) Odds/Prediction: Lopez 8-5. Mexican has fed on better beef! Still, he will need to destroy Ukranian at home to get a draw!
Saturday, April 28, 2012
Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, NJ- (HBO) Bernard Hopkins (52-5-2, 32 KOs) vs. Chad Dawson (30-1, 17 KOs) (WBC 175 lb. title) Odds/Prediction: 11-5 Dawson. If Dawson can’t win this conviningly, the Delaware native should retire. I think Hopkins will look to survive or find a soft spot to lay down!
Seth Mitchell (28-0, 18 KOs) vs. Chazz Witherspoon (30-2, 21 KOs) Odds/Prediction: Seth 3-1. “House” fighter hard to beat here!
Palacio de Los Deportes, Mexico City, MX- Jhonny Gonzalez (51-7, 45 KOs) vs. Elio Rojas (23-1, 13 KOs) (WBC 126 lb. title) Odds/Prediction: Gonzalez 8-5. Going wth kid whose name was mispelled on birth certificate (according to his parents) here. But I wouldn’t bet your money as Gonzalez is nothing to write home about.
Juan Salgado (24-1-1, 16 KOs) vs. Martin Honorio (32-6-1, 13 KOs) (IBF 130 lb. title) Odds/Prediction: Salgado 2-1. Juan has had a better run of late!
Fairplex, Pomona, CA- Roman Gonzalez (31-0, 25 KOs) vs. Ramon Hirales (16-3-1, 9 KOs) (WBA 108 lb. title) Odds/Prediction: Gonzalez 14-5. Gonzalez better period! Wil drop $2,800 to win $3,800.
Santa Ana Star Casino, Albuquerque, NM- (Telefutura) Fidel Maldonado (13-0, 11 KOs) vs. Fernando Carcamo (9-3, 6 KOs) Odds/Prediction: Fidel 11-5. Staying wit undefeated lad to stay that way!