They say boxing is a young man’s sport. But as legends like Jack Johnson and Roberto Duran have proven, Father Time is not unbeatable. Several boxers in their late 30s and 40s can still crack. Bettors would best keep that in mind when looking to pick against some of these boxers on the boxing betting lines. While coming off losses, these boxers can still be productive in 2023.
Let’s check the latest Boxing news, stats, and Boxing lines. We’ve got plenty of Boxing picks for you to consider.
These ‘Old’ Boxers Still Got It
1. Luis Ortiz, 43, Heavyweight (200 lbs.+)
A Cuban fighter in their 40s may as well be in their 30s. From Yoel Romero in MMA to Ortiz in boxing, these fighters are still winning fights at a high level. Ortiz may best be known for losing to Andy Ruiz Jr. and Deontay Wilder (twice), but he’s beating everyone else.
Coming off a loss to Ruiz, expect Ortiz to fight another ranked boxer this year. Depending who it is, you may even be able to bet him online as an underdog. Otherwise, expect “King Kong” to continue turning back would-be contenders.
2. Gennadiy Golovkin, 40, Middleweight (160 lbs.)
Is “GGG” retiring soon? The man many consider the greatest middleweight of his time has gone back and forth on it. But if he continues to box, you best expect him to still hang with the best. Golovkin has not looked the same since his second fight with Saul “Canelo” Alvarez. And yet he hasn’t lost to anyone except for Canelo.
IS THE END NEAR? 🧐
GGG has vacated his IBF belt – Falcao and Zerafa are ranked 1 & 2 and are in line to fight for the belt next.
Reluctance to defend his WBA belt v Lara or unify the WBO v Alimkhamuy, along with Charlo keeping the WBC hostage – is retirement now on the cards? pic.twitter.com/Wu0mTnnZY5
— 🎙LoveBoxingTV (@LoveBoxingTV) February 8, 2023
Golovkin does not look interested in a bout with Erislandy Lara. He has already vacated his IBF title and may do the same to his WBA belt. But his camp has maintained their status that he is willing to keep boxing. Expect him to return maybe in this weight class or at super middleweight.
3. Nonito Donaire, 40, Bantamweight (118 lbs.)
Donaire is another 40-year-old legend that continues to fight. The four-weight world champion got starched by Naoya Inoue in his last bout. But the “Filipino Flash” insists he can continue fighting and is even hinting at a move back down to 115 pounds to fight Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez.
Should this fight happen, the online gambling lines may be tight and in favor of Gonzalez. Donaire won his first major title in the division and is nearly undefeated here. While Donaire has lost a step, underestimating him can prove to be an expensive mistake.
4. Jessica McCaskill, 38, Flyweight (147 lbs.)
Many may not know this, but McCaskill is turning 39 this year. That’s because the “CasKILLA” still boxes like a spry young woman. She came up short against Chantelle Cameron but that may be a blessing in disguise for her backers. McCaskill is still the undisputed lady in her division and she’ll turn back any contender that comes her way.
As a member of the top 10 pound-for-pound list, McCaskill only has high-profile fights in her crosshairs. Maybe she rematches Cameron or fights up a weight division. Either way, she’s worth looking into on the betting lines.
5. Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez, 35, Super Flyweight (115 lbs.)
If talking about life in general, 35 is still considered young. Not in boxing and not in the lighter-weight classes. As such, Gonzalez is one of the elder statesmen of his division. But as he proved in his bouts with Julio Cesar Martinez and Israel Gonzalez, you’ll need more than youth to slay this old lion.
Gonzalez’s only losses have come against Juan Francisco Estrada and Srisaket Sor Rungvisai. Both have a claim as the best super flyweights of their era. So expect Gonzalez to continue schooling his younger peers. And if he does get into a “super fight” with a Donaire or Jessie“Bam” Rodriguez, Gonzalez will bring it.