Top Boxing Betting Picks of the Week – August 14th, 2023
It’s a slow weekend for boxing but there is enough action to warrant a boxing blog. On Saturday, DAZN streams a decent card with a main event that showcases up and comer Galal Yafai. The fights we handicap includes two throw downs happening at the Overtime Elite Arena in Atlanta, Georgia on Friday night, Kurt Scoby versus Narciso Carmona and Money Powell against Shawn McCalman. Check out boxing odds, analysis, and free picks for five of this weekend’s top matches.
Top Boxing Betting Picks of the Week (August 14th, 2023)
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Scoby vs. Carmona – Overtime Elite Arena, Atlanta, GA (DAZN)
- When: Friday, August 18, 2023. 7:00pm ET.
Money Powell IV vs. Shawn McCalman
This is a bout between two very good boxers, which is why the odds difference isn’t much. Underdog Shawn McCalman is 13-0 with 7 TKO or KO wins. In his last, McCalman beat then 23-3 Bo Gibbs Jr. via third round TKO.
Money Powell IV is 14-1. The lone loss came against Vaughn Alexander in a 2019 bout via majority decision. Since then, Powell has won 3 straight.
This bout could go either way. On paper, it looks like McCalman has fought the better opponents. So although Powell IV can win, the underdog is the play.
Boxing Betting Pick: Shawn McCalman +137
Kurt Scoby vs. Narciso Carmona
Underdog Narciso Carmona has a great record. Carmona shows 11 wins, zero losses, and a draw. Of his 11 victories, the +820 dog has 6 stoppage wins.
But although Carmona has a good record, this is a massive step up in class. Kurt Scoby is 12-0 with 10 stoppage wins. Scoby has won 7 straight before the final bell, including stopping Henry Lundy in the second on June 29 this year. Look for a KO prop or go under before backing Scoby on the money line.
Boxing Betting Pick: Kurt Scoby -2000
Yafai vs. Frank: Nxt Gen – Utilita Arena, Birmingham, West Midlands, England (DAZN)
- When: Saturday, August 19, 2023. 2:00pm ET.
Jordan Flynn vs. Kane Baker
Flynn should have no trouble winning this bout. Still, it’s tough to back Flynn on the money line after we realize he’s 9-0 but has a single stoppage win.
Kane Baker has a 19-10-1 record. Baker bounced back from a points loss to Flynn in the first bout with a points victory against MJ Hall in June.
Flynn figures to win again. If there’s a prop on Flynn winning via decision, that’s the play.
Boxing Betting Pick: Jordan Flynn -625
Cyrus Pattinson vs. Conah Walker // WBA International Welterweight Title
Conah Walker has a decent enough record to warrant a look to pull off the upset. Walker is 11-2- 1. He lost his last bout to Kane Gardner via points.
Cyrus Pattinson is undefeated with a 6-0 record. Pattinson has shown he’s got power, having ended 4 of his opponents night before the final bell. So although Walker has a chance, Pattinson should get the knockout win.
Boxing Betting Pick: Cyrus Pattinson -1250
Galal Yafai vs. Tommy Frank // WBC International Flyweight Title
Yafai has good power. Galal has knocked out 3 of his opponents 4 wins. But although Yafai should get the stoppage win, it’s difficult seeing him ending Frank’s night before the fifth.
Tommy Frank lost his last via TKO in the tenth. Frank has length and a decent jab. He can keep himself upright enough for the over to hit.
Boxing Betting Pick: Galal Yafai O 4.5 -137
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