Zipster’s Weekend Boxing Blog
We did alright last weekend, this from the three suggested bets that I put up two of them came in for a small profit. DeGale got the job done within the first six rounds and Adonis Stevenson took out Chad Dawson in the first round. Not too much top action boxing this weekend but there is one bout that I like the look of.
Mikey Garcia Vs Juan Manuel Lopez (16th June – 3am)
This is a featherweight bout between American Mikey Garcia and Puerto Rican Juan Manuel Lopez and this should be one cracking fight! Garcia is unbeaten in 31 professional fights, from those 31bouts he has won KO 26 times which is a KO percentage of 84% which is outstanding for a fighter who has boxed in over 30 bouts. He will be up against the number 1 ranked Puerto Rican featherweight Juan Manuel Lopez, from his 35 fights he has won 33 and lost 2 and from his 33 wins no fewer than 30 of them have come by KO which means he has a KO percentage of 86% so what we have here is two fighters who can produce KO’s which I am hoping will make this fight a cracker.
Garcia is the current WBO Featherweight Title holder and will be defending it in this fight, he is currently ranked number 2 in the world in this division whilst Lopez is ranked number 7, Garcia is a strong favourite for the fight, he is currently best odds of 1/5 to win whilst Lopez is as big as 9/2. Lopez comes into this fight having lost two of his last five bouts although he has won his last two but he did lose within the distance in those two he lost. Garcia won the title in his last fight, he put Salido down twice in the first round and then again in rounds 3 & 4 before the fight being stopped in round 8 after an accidental head-butt broke Garcia’s nose and the fight was stopped and went to the scorecards.
So we have two guys capable of landing big damaging punches, the concern for Lopez are those two recent defeats whilst Garcia has not been in too much trouble lately so for me Garcia should win this fight, obviously I am not going to back him at 1/5 so we will look for alternative bets and the one which I am liking the look of is the Round Group Betting and I am looking at Rounds 5-8 for this fight to finish. Lopez should be capable of withstanding an early onslaught from Garcia but it will eventually take its toll and if Garcia gets in those wide power shots then Lopez will not last the distance so I will be taking Mikey Garcia to win in rounds 5-8 which is available at 9/4.