Top Boxing Betting Picks of the Week – August 25th, 2022

By Hank Blaine

Two of the most respected boxers in the sport throw down when Jose Pedraza takes on Richard Commey. Both fighters have something to prove. Also on Saturday night, YouTube star KSI boxes a couple of opponents. KSI is a -500 chalk against Luis Alcaraz Pineda. The YouTuber is a -1250 chalk versus British hip-hop artist Swarmz. Will KSI get it done versus both rivals? Keep reading for odds, analysis, and picks for five of Saturday’s most intriguing boxing matches.

Top Boxing Betting Picks of the Week (August 25th, 2022)

The O2 Arena, London, England – DAZN

  • When: Saturday, August 27th, 2022. 5:15pm ET.

KSI vs. Swarmz

KSI’s real name is Olajide William Olatunji. So don’t worry if you had trouble looking up KSI’s boxing record. No doubt, KSI should have no trouble beating Swarmz. The underdog has zero boxing experience. KSI has a fight and has continued to train. The more experienced boxer has no reason losing this.

Boxing Betting Pick: KSI -1250

Kamil Laszczyk vs. Kevin Leonel Acevedo

The favorite will be tough to beat. Laszczyk is 29-0 with 10 knockout or technical knockout wins. So although Kamil has built his boxing resume in his native Poland, he should be tough to get past.

The best play is on the rounds total. Kevin Leonel Acevedo has a decent 21-4-3 record. Acevedo has suffered a knockout loss. That’s not enough to attract action on the under. Going over makes sense.

Boxing Betting Pick: Kamil Laszczyk Over 8.5 -333

KSI vs. Luis Alcaraz Pineda

The record is nothing to be proud of. KSI is 1-0 after beating Logan Paul via split-decision. The English YouTuber and rapper believes he can build up his resume enough for a massive bout against Logan’s brother, Jake.

Pineda is a professional boxer. His resume is terrible, 2-5 with 4 knockout losses. But Pineda battles KSI after Swarmz can rough up the YouTuber. So although Pineda should lose this fight, who knows? At the odds, the dog is worth a look.

Boxing Betting Pick: Luis Alcaraz Pineda +333

Delante Johnson vs. Harry Gigliotti

Underdog Harry Gigliotti has a decent record. The 27-year-old is 8-3 with 3 knockout wins. Gigliotti has never suffered a knockout or technical knockout loss. Delante Johnson is 4-0 with 3 technical knockout wins and a unanimous decision win.

This isn’t an easy fight for Johnson. He should win for sure, but Harry won’t go down easily. In his last, Gigliotti took on then 14-0-1 Antonio Williams, losing a split-decision. This fight is six rounds. The underdog should last until the final bell. Over is the play.

Boxing Betting Pick: Delante Johnson Over 3.5 -139

Jose Pedraza vs. Richard Commey

Commey brings an excellent resume into this bout. The underdog in this has a 30-4 record with 27 knockouts or technical knockout victories. The last time Richard fought, the great Vasyl Lomachenko beat him via unanimous decision.

Pedraza heads into this the favorite because not only does he have a 29-4 record, but he fought in March this year. Jose has a prep under his belt. Commey hasn’t fought since 2021. Still, it’s tough to go with the chalk. The odds difference is significant enough to make Richard Commey the play.

Boxing Betting Pick: Richard Commey +200

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