Top Boxing Betting Picks of the Week – August 11th, 2022

By Hank Blaine

Teofimo Lopez returns to the ring a massive favorite over rival Pedro Campa. Lopez hopes to get back to where he was before a shocking loss to George Kambosos. Will Lopez impress with an early round knockout? Check out for boxing oddsmesqui for Lopez versus Campa as well as four other terrific boxing matches happening on Friday and Saturday.

Top Boxing Betting Picks of the Week (August 11th, 2022)

Findley Toyota Center – Internet PPV

  • When: Friday, August 12th, 2022

Lorenzo Simpson vs. Tyi Edmonds

Favored Lorenzo Simpson has an 11-0 record with 7 knockout or technical knockout wins. Simpson faces a tough competitor on Friday night. Tyi Edmonds is 14-4 with 9 knockout wins. Edmonds has not suffered a TKO or KO loss during his career. This is an 8-round bout. So the total assumes Simpson doesn’t get to his opponent until late. It’s difficult to argue against the sentiment.

Boxing Betting Pick: Lorenzo Simpson Over 5.5

Keenan Carbajal vs. Aelio Mesquita

Carbajal lost his last fight, but before jumping off the chalk, it’s important to notice who beat Keenan. Leo Santa Cruz remains one of the top fighters in the featherweight division. Santa Cruz required 10-rounds to beat Carbajal via unanimous decision. The chalk faces 21-7-1 Aelio Mesquita. The underdog has lost 2-of-3. Both losses happened via second round knockout. Not second round technical knockout, but second round knockout. This stays under the total rounds.

Boxing Betting Pick: Aelio Mesquita Under 3.5

Las Vegas Event Center – ESPN+

  • When: Saturday, August 13th, 2022

Adrien Broner vs. Omar Figueroa Jr.

Broner has a sparkling 34-4-1 record with 24 knockout or technical knockout wins. The veteran pugilist is as legit as it gets. But on Saturday, he faces a tough customer in Omar Figueroa Jr. Figueroa Jr. has lost 2 straight. But the underdog has a 4-inch reach advantage. Also, Broner has lost 2-of-4.

Granted, both losses happened two excellent fighters, Mikey Garcia in 2017 and Manny Pacquiao in 2019, but losses are losses. Almost as important? Broner offers underlay odds while the dog offers a fair payout. Give Figueroa a shot.

Boxing Betting Pick: Omar Figueroa Jr. +190

Andres Cortes vs. Abraham Montoya

With a 20-3-1 record and 14 wins via knockout or technical knockout, Abraham Montoya is an excellent boxer. The underdog struggled in his last fight, though, dropping a majority decision to then 20-1 Gabriel Flores Jr. Montoya believes he can hang with undefeated Andres Cortes. But the chalk in this is 17-0. Also, Cortes has won 10 of his bouts via KO or TKO. The favorite is on a huge roll, winning 2 of his last 3 via KO and the other via TKO. Montoya has never suffered a knockout loss. But if you can find decent odds, now might be the time to pull the trigger on the dog leaving the ring before the final bell.

Boxing Betting Pick: Andres Cortes -833

Teofimo Lopez vs. Pedro Campa

Lopez last fought in November, 2021. The layoff doesn’t concern. What does is how Lopez will respond after fighting like an amateur versus Kambosos. Teofimo looked terrible. He has the skills, but he faces a strong opponent in Pedro Campa. The massive underdog is 34-1-1 with 23 knockout or technical knockout victories. The lone loss happened back in 2017.

Since then, Campa has dominated his opponents. Pedro has fought almost exclusively in Mexico, but he’s fought well, winning bout after bout via TKO or KO. No doubt, Lopez should win, but Teofimo is an underlay in this spot and we don’t know if there are any lingering effects after the Kambosos loss. The odds make the dog playable.

Boxing Betting Pick: Pedro Campa +1100

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