May 5th, 2011 By Pedro Fernandez
Friday, May 6, 2011
Mandalay Bay Casino, Las Vegas, NV (ESPN 2) Diego Magdaleno (18-0, 6 KOs) vs. Gilberto Leon (31-8-2, 11 KOs) Odds/Prediction: Diego 11-5. If Diego could punch, he’d be an overwhelming favorite. Crafty Leon should make him work for win.
Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, CA (Telefutura) Librado Andrade (29-3, 22 KOs) vs. Aaron Pryor Jr. (15-3, 11 KOs) Odds/Prediction: Andrade 3-1. Dropping $900 beans to garner $300.
Randy Caballero (9-0, 5 KOs) vs. Francis Ruiz (9-4, 4 KOs) Odds/Prediction: 4-1. Randy a notch or even two above foe. If you can find a place to bet this fight, run with Caballero.
Managua, Nicaragua - Rene Alvarado (13-0, 8 KOs) vs. Eliecer Lanzas (9-0, 5 KOs) Odds/Prediction: 12-5 ex-champ & Managua Mayor Alexis Arguello was murdered, just like Arturo Gatti. Alvarado 11-5, looks like the better prospect here.
Saturday, May 7, 2011
MGM Grand, Las Vegas, NV(Showtime PPV) Manny Pacquiao (52-3-2, 38 KOs) vs. Shane Mosley (46-6-1, 39 KOs) (WBO/World 147 lb. title) Odds/Prediction:
Manny 4-1. Speed and age two most determining factors here. Mosley here to get paid in toughest fight since ex-wife Jin KO’d him at the bank. Shane will lose decisively on points, if he doesn’t get stopped.
Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. (20-0, 17 KOs) vs. Jorge Arce (56-6-2, 43 KOs) (WBO 122 lb. title) Odds/Prediction: Wilfredo 13-5. Vazquez not on the level of his father, but age and wear and tear on Arce make him the underdog.
Kelly Pavlik (36-2, 32 KOs) vs. Alfonso Lopez (21-0, 13 KOs) Odds/Prediction: Kelly 8-5. Wouldn’t touch a fight with Pavlik, too unpredictable seeing his alcohol problems. , 21 KOs
Mike Alvarado (29-0) vs. Ray Narh (25-1, 21 KOs) Odds/Prediction: Alvarado 3-1. Mike wins this one. Dropping $600 to win $200.
Neubrandenburg, Germany Sebastian Sylvester (34-3-1, 16 KOs) vs. Daniel Geale (24-1, 15 KOs) (IBF 160 lb. title) Odds/Prediction: Geale 9-5. On neutral turf (SS is German) it would be a lot higher. Picking Aussie to win here handily fight wise, points wise it might be closer than reality.
Koki Kameda (24-1, 15 KOs) vs. Daniel Diaz (18-2, 13 KOs) (WBA 118 lb. title) Odds/Prediction: Diaz will likely need a Tsunami to win here. Kameda and real World champ Nonito Donaire could fill the Tokyo Dome, yet both men seen disinterested in a fight Nonito wins hand down.
Tomoki Kameda (18-0, 12 KOs) vs. Nathan Bolcio (10-2-1, 4 KOs) Odds/Prediction: Tomoki 3 1/.2 to 1. Weaker Kameda brother expected to smoke Filipino foe.
Copenhagen, Denmark- Evander Holyfield (43-10-2, 28 KOs) vs. Brian Nielsen (64-2, 43 KOs) Odds/Prediction: Holyfield 9-5. Two surprising things here. Holyfield fighting at 48 and Brian’s only lost twice! Off since 2002, Nielsen should be outworked by Grandaddy Holyfield.