Undefeated Mark Magsayo puts his WBC Featherweight title on the line when he faces Rey Vargas in Saturday’s top boxing event. Magsayo upset Gary Allen Russell Jr. in his last to win the title. Vargas versus Magsayo should be a terrific match. Check out analysis and free picks for that contest as well as four other contests happening on Saturday.
Top Boxing Betting Picks of the Week (July 7th, 2022)
London – DAZN
- When: July 9th, 2022
Caoimhin Agyarko vs. Lukasz Maciec
11-0 with 7 knockout wins, there’s a reason Caoimhin Agyarko is such a big favorite to beat Lukasc Maciec. Agyarko is too huge of a chalk to back. So we’ll turn our attention to the total. The total suggests Agyarko and Maciec battle past the eighth round.
It’s difficult go against that assertion because Maciec has never been knocked out and has only 4 knockout or technical knockout wins in 28 victories.
Boxing Betting Pick: Caoimhin Agyarko Over 8.5 -400
Israil Madrimov vs. Michel Soro
Israil Madrimov has an excellent 8-0 record. So far during his career, Madrimov has shown he has power by knocking out 6 of his opponents. Michel Soro is 35-3-1 and has fought mainly in France. These two fought last December. The bout ended in the ninth with a Madrimov knockout victory. The rematch should end in a similar fashion. Expect Madrimov to end Soros’ night before the tenth.
Boxing Betting Pick: Michel Soro Under 10.5 +120
Felix Cash vs. Vaughn Alexander
Magomed Madiev hung with Felix Cash in Cash’s last. Felix won the bout, but he won via decision. 10 of Cash’s 15 wins have come via KO or TKO. Vaughn Alexander has suffered a single knockout loss. The chances of Felix getting back on the KO train isn’t great. Under is the play.
Boxing Betting Pick: Vaughn Alexander Under 8.5 +150<
Derek Chisora vs. Kubrat Pulev
32-12 with 23 knockout or technical knockout wins, Chisora used to be a heavyweight to fear. But Derek has lost 3 straight bouts. The good news? 2 losses were via unanimous decision and another happened via split decision, which means nobody has knocked out Chisora in a while. In fact, Derek has suffered just 3 knockout losses.
Kubrat Pulev is 29-2. Pulev beat Jerry Forrest via unanimous decision in his last. Pulev should be the chalk, but these two are closer in talent then the odds suggest. Back the underdog at the better than expected possible payout.
Boxing Betting Pick: Derek Chisora +200
San Antonio – DAZN
- When: July 9th, 2022
Mark Magsayo vs. Rey Varga // WBC Featherweight Title
Mark Magsayo is a talented boxer. The reigning featherweight champ is 24-0. He’s knocked out 16 of his opponents. Not only that, but Magsayo was a big underdog against Gary Allen Russell Jr.
The Pilipino fighter won a majority decision. Magsayo can win this fight. But on Saturday night, Magsayo faces 35-0 Rey Vargas. Vargas isn’t just 35-0. He’s knocked out 22 of his rivals. Almost as important? Vargas is 5’ 10 ½” while Magsayo is 5’ 6”. But although Vargas is taller and has a longer reach, Magsayo has better feet, cuts off the ring well, and has faster hands.
The champ won’t lose. Vargas has built a career beating up lesser opponents. Mark Magsayo is legit. He’ll get inside of Vargas’ longer arms and land power punches to Rey’s head and body. Magsayo wins.
Boxing Betting Pick: Mark Magsayo -115
*All odds stated are subject to change without prior notice.