WEEKEND BOXING ODDS & PREDICTIONS
Resorts Casino, Atlantic City, NJ– (ESPN2) Henry Lundy (22-1-1, 11 KOs) vs. Raymundo Beltran (25-6, 6 KOs) Odds/Prediction: Lundy 3-1. Not a huge fan of Lundy, but appears to be the better of the two.
Farah Ennis (19-1, 12 KOs) vs. Richard Pierson (11-2, 8 KOs) Odds/Prediction: Ennis 12-5. Pierson will be lucky to last the distance!
Reynosa, Mexico– Jorge Lara (17-0-1, 12 KOs) vs. Cesar Juarez (12-1, 11 KOs) Odds/Prediction: Lara 7-5. Close fight between two Mexicans.
Saturday, July 28, 2012
HP Pavilion, San Jose, CA– (Showtime) Robert Guerrero (29-1-1, 19 KOs) vs. Selcuk Aydin (23-0, 17 KOs) (vacant WBC 147 lb. title) Odds/Prediction: Guerrero 11-5. Doesn’t look so close to me. Only question is how can Robert handle 147 lbs. Dropping $2,200 to win $3,200.
Shawn Porter (19-0, 14 KOs) vs. Alfonso Gomez (23-5-2, 12 KOs) Odds/Prediction: Gomez 8-5. Gomez long in tooth and slow. Porter was laying sparring whippings on Manny Pacquiao. Only knock on Porter is he can he handle a guy who has fought bigger guys and done OK. Close fight going with unbeaten Porter to beat “gatekeeper” Gomez.
George Groves (14-0, 11 KOs) vs. Francisco Serra (25-5-1, 22 KOs) Odds/Prediction: Even! Brit makes US debut and is British champ, but Mexican mauler has some decent names on his resume and can punch.
Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, CA– (Telefutura) Ronnie Rios (18-0) vs. David Rodela (16-6-3) Odds/Prediction:
Julio Diaz (38-7, 27 KOs) vs.Henry Aurad (14-4-1, 11 KOs) Odds/Prediction Diaz 7-5. Colombian fighter has been stopped thrice. Looks like Diaz is supposed to win here.