Boxing Betting Tips Ahead Of Canelo Alvarez’s Mexico Homecoming
With a wide array of boxing to get your teeth into this week, I’m back with the latest week of tips for you to look into for this weekend’s action.
First of all, on Saturday night in Dundee, Paul Kean will challenge Champion Louis Greene for his Commonwealth Super Welterweight title. Kean hasn’t really stepped back up to title level since a brutal beating against Hamzah Sheeraz in 2020, whereas Greene has had far more experience at championship class. Upsetting Dean Sutherland to win the title last time out. I see Greene winning by stoppage available at 7/4
Moving to Birmingham, Joshua Buatsi returns against Pawel Stepien, in what in my opinion is a complete mismatch. I see Buatsi settling into the bout a little in the early rounds against the limited Stepien, then taking him out in the mid rounds. Buatsi stoppage between 5-8 at 8/5 is my play for the contest.
Also on the card in Birmingham, Kaisee Benjamin faces Sean McComb in an evenly matched contest. I believe that Benjamins size advantage, being the natural super lightweight of the pair, will see him through to a points victory, this as well as being the ‘home’ fighter, should see him get over the line. Benjamin on points at 9/4 is great value.
Moving over to Mexico, Oleksandr Gvosdyk takes on the tough Ricards Bolotniks over 10 rounds. Former titleist Gvosdyk has had one fight back after coming out of a 3 year retirement and is in his first real test. Boltoniks, although tough, is ultimately quite limited, and I believe that if Gvosdyk has even half of what he had before the Beterbiev loss, I believe he gets Bolotniks out of there. Gvosdyk stoppage at 10/11 is my play
In the main event in Mexico, Canelo Alvarez defends his undisputed crown against John Ryder. I see this as an easy night for Canelo, and a matter of when and not if he gets Ryder out of there. Canelo to win in rounds 7-12 at 6/5 is my play for the contest as I see Ryder being quite negative early, but eventually he will be worn down and stopped. This is my best bet of the week.
My outsider bet of this week comes in the Steve Spark vs Gabriel Valenzuela fight. I believe that Spark is in with a very good chance of beating the Mexican on his home turf. However Valenzuela is tough, and I believe he will see the final bell. With a bit of luck and hopefully not any home town scorecards, a Spark points win seems a very real possibility. Spark to win on points at 7/1 is my outsider bet for the weekend
- Greene KO/TKO/DQ 7/4
- Buatsi 5-8 8/5
- Benjamin points 9/4
- Gvosdyk KO/TKO/DQ 10/11
- Alvarez 7-12 6/5 BEST BET
- Spark points 7/1 OUTSIDER