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Top Boxing Betting Picks of the Week – December 25th, 2023

By Hank Blaine

The weekends’ top matches happen on early Sunday morning in Tokyo, Japan. WBA Junior Bantamweight champ Kazuto Ioka headlines the Tokyo card taking on Josber Perez in the main event. Will Ioka get the victory as the massive favorite? Or will Perez pull off one of boxing’s biggest upsets of the year? See below for boxing odds where available, analysis, and free picks for this week’s top matches.

Top Boxing Betting Picks of the Week (December 25th, 2023)

Lifetime Boxing Fights 18 – Ota City Gymnasium, Tokyo, Japan

  • When: Sunday, December 31st, 2023. 6:00am ET

Masayuki Urashima vs. Kota Matsuno

This should be a fantastic bout between a couple of up and coming Japanese pugilists. Masayuki Urashima is 1-0-1. Urashima drew in his last against Kenshin Kidoguchi. Before the draw in the 6-round bout, Urashima had beaten Bunchuai Phosungnoen via second-round knockout.

Kota Matsuno is 3-1. Matsuno had won his debut via unanimous decision over Minori Okamura. Then Matsuno went on to knockout Ryoma Yamamoto and Taishin Isotani. Although Matsuno lost his last bout, he has more experience than Urashima. Back the experienced boxer to win this fight.

Boxing Betting Pick: Kota Matsuno

Hayata Tsutsumi vs. Luis Moncion Ventura

3-0 Hayata Tsutsumi takes on 11-0 Luis Montcion Ventura in one of the card’s most competitive events. Tsutsumi lacks professional experience. But Tsutsumi did have 27 amateur fights, which could be the reason he’s already beaten Jhon Gemino, Pete Apolinar, and Jeo Santisima.

Luis Moncion Ventura, though, has a ton of power. Ventura has knocked out 9 of his opponents. So although Tsutsumi is a good boxer, this is too much of a step up in class for the young fighter to handle. Ventura gets the win.

Boxing Betting Pick: Luis Moncion Ventura

Daigo Higa vs. Nawaphon Khaikanha

The favorite in this matchup, Daigo Higa, is as solid as it gets. Higa has a fantastic 20-2-1 record with 18 stoppage wins. Since falling to Ryosuke Nishida via unanimous decision back in 2021, Higa has won 3 straight. In his last fight, Higa knocked out Sirichai Thaiyen in the fourth round of a schedule ten.

,p>Underdog Navapon Khaikanha has a ton of experience. Khaikanha is 58-3-1 and has stopped 48 of his opponents before the final bell. Khaikanha lost his last, but it happened in the eleventh round of a scheduled twelve, and it was versus Vincent Astrolabio. The +280 dog can pull off the upset win.

Boxing Betting Pick: Navapon Khaikanha +280

Yoshimitsu Kimura vs. Kosuke Saka // OPBF Super Featherweight Title

Kimura will bring a 15-3-1 record into the ring when he takes on Kosuke Saka. Kimura bounced back from a fifth-round knockout loss to Masanori Rikiishi to beat Jestine Tesoro via fifth-round KO in his last.

Kosuke Saka has lost 2 of his last 3. Kimura knocked out Saka in the third-round in the first bout between these two, a fight that happened in 2021. There’s no reason to believe anything changes on Sunday morning.

Boxing Betting Pick: Yoshimitsu Kimura

Josber Perez vs. Kazuto Ioka // BA World Super Flyweight Title

Perez has a terrific record. The +880 underdog has won 20 with just 3 losses. Not only has Perez won 20, but he’s also stopped 18 of his opponents before the final bell.

But although Perez has an outside shot of winning this, Josber faces one of the better belt holders in the sport. Kazuto Ioka is 30-2-1 with 15 stoppage wins. Ioka beat tough Joshua Franco in his last. The champ takes care of business.

Boxing Betting Pick: Kazuto Ioka -2500

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