We have a stacked weekend for boxing as Oleksandr Usyk rematches Anthony Joshua for the world heavyweight titles. Beyond this big matchup are a handful of other fights worth watching and betting beginning with the undercard of Usyk and Joshua to others on the broadcast. The boxing betting lines are all up on the sportsbook.
Best Boxing Matches for Saturday Night
There are dozens of boxing matchups on the online sports betting site. Here are four under-the-radar fights that offer solid betting value. Toss them into a parlay and you could profit up to seven times your stake.
Callum Smith (-1000) vs Mathieu Bauderlique (+600)
- Round Totals: Over 8½ (-105), Under 8½ (-125)
- Weight Class (Rounds): WBC Light Heavyweight (10 Rounds)
- Callum Smith vs Mathieu Bauderlique Stream: Box Live
Callum Smith (28-1-0, 20 KOs) wants Artur Beterbiev next as he takes on Mathieu Bauderlique (21-1-0, 12 KOs) in his second fight at 175 pounds. The former super middleweight champ moved up a division after his defeat against Canelo Alvarez and destroyed Lenin Castillo. It was one of the scariest knockouts from 2021.
Boxer carried from ring on oxygen after terrifying KO from Callum Smith
— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) September 26, 2021
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But while everyone marvels at Smith’s newfound power up a weight class, he has found southpaws like Bauderlique challenging. Smith should still win this bout but it may take him a while to get going as he wins either via a late stoppage or by points.
Pick: Over 8½ (-105)
Flip Hrgovic (-1400) vs Zhilei Zhang (+700)
- Round Totals: Over 5½ (-110), Under 5½ (-120)
- Weight Class (Rounds): IBF Heavyweight (12 Rounds)
- Flip Hrgovic vs Zhilei Zhang Stream: Box Live
Another heavyweight bout, which is also a title eliminator, co-headlines Usyk-Joshua 2. The runaway favorite is Flip Hrgovic (14-0-0, 12 KOs), who is one of the most avoided boxers. His resume leaves much to be desired but the eye test shows he’s a menace. However, Zhilei Zhang (24-0-1, 19 KOs) is a step up in competition for Hrgovic.
The Chinese boxer can move and is just as big as Hrgovic. He’s won a silver medal at the Beijing Olympics and while that is sketchy, Zhang has a decent value at his odds. Instead, we’ll bet online that someone gets knocked out before the fifth round.
Pick: Under 5½ (-120)
Omar Figueroa Jr. (+250) vs Sergei Lipinets (-350)
- Round Totals: Over 8½ (+110), Under 8½ (-140)
- Weight Class (Rounds): WBC Super Lightweight (12 Rounds)
- Omar Figueroa Jr. vs Sergei Lipinets Stream: Box Live
Sergei Lipinets (16-2-1, 12 KOs) fills in on late notice for Adrien Broner and he’s expected to beat Omar Figueroa Jr. (28-2-1, 19 KOs). Short-notice boxers tend to lose but Lipinets is the better boxer here. Both he and Figueroa are coming off KO losses but Lipinets fought the much superior Jaron “Boots” Ennis.
Figueroa has a six-inch reach advantage so he can try to keep the “Samurai” at distance. However, Lipinets will come into this fight with nothing to lose. He’ll take it to Figueroa who can get rattled when being pressured on the inside. Lipinets should win this one.
Pick: Sergei Lipinets -350
Emanuel Navarrete (-1200) vs Eduardo Baez (+650)
- Round Totals: Over 10½ (-125), Under 10½ (-105)
- Weight Class (Rounds): WBC World Featherweight (12 Rounds)
- Emanuel Navarrete vs Eduardo Baez Stream: Box Live
Capping off the evening is Emanuel Navarrete (35-1-0, 29 KOs), who should defend his WBC title emphatically. He’s taking on Eduardo Baez (21-2-2, 7 KOs) who has a shorter reach and less punching power. That’s why the boxing odds are so lopsided.
Navarette has been beating up everyone across two divisions. Baez is a tough customer, however, so Navarette may not be able to finish him. Four of his last five bouts have gone over the 10th round so we’re banking on this one to follow this trend.
Pick: Over 10½ (-125)
Parlay: Smith-Bauderlique Over, Hrgovic-Zhang Under, Lipinets, and Navarrete-Baez Over at +728
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