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Top Boxing Betting Picks of the Week – February 26th, 2024

By Hank Blaine

On Saturday, YouTuber turned boxing star Jake Paul heads back to the ring to take on Ryan Thomas Bourland. Paul, who has won twice since losing to Tommy Fury, is on a DAZN broadcast card that also includes a WBO Featherweight Title bout between Jonathan Gonzalez and Rene Santiago. Also on Saturday, one of boxing’s most unique talents, Luis Alberto Lopez, heads back into the ring to take on Reya Abe. Check out boxing odds, analysis, and free picks for this week’s top bouts.

Top Boxing Betting Picks of the Week (February 26th, 2024)

Baraou vs. Eggington: Euro Vision – Telford International Centre, Telford, Shropshire, England

  • When: Friday, March 1st, 2024. 2:00pm ET

Abas Baraou vs. Sam Eggington // EBU European Super Welterweight Title

German based Abas Baraou has some talent, which is why he’s the slight chalk in a great Friday matchup against veteran Sam Eggington. Baraou is 14-1 with 9 stoppage victories. The -170 choice has decent power, but he can also box.

Eggington is 34-8. Since a 2022 loss to Dan Hogan, Eggington has won 2 straight, knocking out James McCarthy and then handing 20-0 Joe Pigford his first loss via a fifth round TKO. This should be a tight bout. Eggington gets the edge because he fights in front of his fans at the Telford Center in the UK.

Boxing Betting Pick: Sam Eggington +135

Lopez vs. Abe – Turning Stone Resort and Casino, Verona, NY (ESPN)

  • When: Saturday, March 2nd, 2024. 1:00pm ET

Otabek Kholmatov vs. Raymond Ford // IBF World Featherweight Title

Before Alberto Lopez gets to show off one of the most interesting styles in boxing against Reya Abe, Otabek Kholmatov is a -150 chalk versus Raymond Ford.

Both Ford and Kholmatov are undefeated. The +120 underdog is 14-0-1 with 7 knockout wins. Ford is a fantastic boxer. He beat one of the better fighters in the division, Jessie Magdaleno, in his last via unanimous decision.

Kholmatov is 12-0 with 11 stoppage wins. But although Kholmatov has terrific power, he’s never faced a fighter with Ford’s skills. The dog bites.

Boxing Betting Pick: Raymond Ford +120

Luis Alberto Lopez vs. Reiya Abe // WBA World Featherweight Title

Abe is an accomplished boxer. The southpaw is 25-3-1. Abe has stopped 10 of his opponents before the final bell.

The underdog should fight well in the early going. However, better boxers than Abe, including Joet Gonzalez, have failed to solve the riddle that is Luis Alberto Lopez. Lopez’s style is one of the most unique in boxing’s history.

If Joet couldn’t figure out LAL, Abe’s chances of figuring out Luis aren’t great. Lopez wins another, this time by late round technical knockout.

Boxing Betting Pick: Luis Alberto Lopez -850

Serrano vs. Meinke – El Coliseo de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico (DAZN)

  • When: Saturday, March 2nd, 2024. 9:00pm ET

Jonathan Gonzalez vs. Rene Santiago // WBO World Light Flyweight Title

The odds suggest Gonzalez easily wins. He could, but Rene Santiago has some talent. The +375 dog is 12-3 with 9 stoppage wins.

Santiago is on a 3-match winning streak. The last loss came via unanimous decision, and it was against quality pugilist Yudel Reyes.

Jonathan “Bomba” Gonzalez is 27-3-1 with 14 stoppage wins. Gonzalez has vastly more experience, but the odds on Santiago make him a legit play. Swing for the fences with a bet on the dog.

Boxing Betting Pick: Rene Santiago +375

Jake Paul vs. Ryan Thomas Bourland

We’re not adding odds for Ryan Thomas Bourland because although he has a decent record, 17-2 with 6 stoppage wins, Bourland wasn’t even boxing as a pro when he got the call from JP’s camp.

Bourland is as handpicked as it gets, which means if you’re looking to score easy money, lay the -1500. Jake walks away with the win for sure. But if you’re looking to profit more, wait until props land on this bout and then bet the Problem Child to end it under the total rounds or back a knockout prop. Jake and his camp will ensure he goes undefeated until the rematch with Tommy Fury.

Boxing Betting Pick: Jake Paul -1500

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