Get ready for a great Saturday of boxing championship action. 2 title fights take place in Puebla, Mexico on ESPN+. Three, headlined by Jermall Charlo, take place in New York on Showtime. Earlier in the day, Andy Ruiz Jr. battles Anthony Joshua in their rematch. Can Joshua turn the tables on Ruiz Jr.? Check out analysis and free picks for 5-of-6 championship bouts for Saturday, Dec. 7th!
Top Boxing Betting Picks for the Week – December 2nd Edition
Jerwin Ancajas vs Miguel Gonzalez
- IBF Junior Bantamweight Title – 12 Rounds
- Where: Puebla, Mexico
- TV: ESPN+
31-1-2 Jerwin Ancajas faces 31-2 Miguel Gonzalez in a bantamweight title fight on Saturday. Ancajas has no fear. The Pilipino fighter battles Gonzalez in his rival’s home country. Although Gonzalez’ countrymen will cheer loud for their fighter, it won’t matter. Ancajas has more power and a 3-inch height advantage. He should KO Gonzalez before the 10th.
Boxing Betting Pick: Jerwin Ancajas
Emanuel Navarrete vs Francisco Horta
- WBO Junior Featherweight Title – 12 Rounds
Francisco Horta has a great record. He’s 20-3-1. Horta can also match Navarrete’s physical prowess. Both fighters have a 72” reach advantage while Horta is taller by an inch. Navarrete has looked unbeatable but Horta’s last loss was in 2014. Give Horta a shot here.
Boxing Betting Pick: Francisco Horta
Andy Ruiz Jr. vs Anthony Joshua
- IBF/WBO/WBA Heavyweight Title – 12 Rounds
- Where: Diriyah, Saudi Arabia
- TV: DAZN
- Boxing Odds: Andy Ruiz Jr. +180 / Anthony Joshua -220
The one fight in Saudi Arabia anybody cares about is Ruiz vs Joshua II. Anthony Joshua offers favorite’s odds. It’s hard to understand why. Joshua knocked Ruiz down early in the first fight. Ruiz got off the canvas and dominated AJ.
Ruiz can get inside of Joshua’s hands. He did that in the first fight. We saw what happened. When Ruiz gets inside of AJ’s arms, he’ll use his hand speed to drop short bombs onto Joshua. Andy has an ability to get off combinations in small spaces. Unless Joshua stays outside and uses his jab, Ruiz Jr. wins again. Joshua doesn’t have the boxing skills that Andy Ruiz Jr. possesses. Another disappointing night for the English after Ruiz Jr. repeats the AJ beating from the first fight.
Boxing Betting Pick: Andy Ruiz Jr.
Chris Eubanks Jr. vs Matvey Korobov
- WBA Interim Middleweight Title – 12 Rounds
- Where: New York, NY
- TV: Showtime
- Boxing Odds: Chris Eubanks Jr. -235 / Matvey Korobov +190
Eubanks Jr. is 28-2 with 21 knockouts. On Saturday, he battles tough Matvey Korobov. Korobov has faced tougher competition than Eubanks Jr. Last December, he battled Jermall Charlo to a unanimous decision loss. Korobov could pull off the upset at decent odds.
Boxing Betting Pick: Matvey Korobv
Jermall Charlo vs Dennis Hogan
- WBC Middleweight Title – 12 Rounds
- Boxing Odds: Jermall Charlo -1520 / Dennis Hogan +905
Undefeated Jermall Charlo does everything right. 34-year-old Dennis Hogan is tailor-made for Charlo’s style. Charlo is 6’ 0” while Hogan is 5’ 8”. The tough Irish fighter will have to take chances against the taller Charlo. The champ wins. The question is whether he knocks Hogan out. Don’t back Charlo at the odds. Wait for boxing props and then make a couple of round bets. Consider rounds 6 to 9.
Boxing Betting Pick: Jermall Charlo