Odds Review: Boxing Broadcasts For The Weekend

boxing-glovesThe Los Angeles Sports Arena hosts a Golden Boy promoted boxing event that is set to air on HBO Latino this Saturday night July 11th. The main event features Super Lightweight action as veterans Mauricio Herrera (21-5-0) and Henry Lundy (25-4-1) square off for the vacant NABF title. Right now, Herrera comes in a (-170) favorite over Lundy, who returns at (+150). The ten round bout has an over/under set at 9 ½, with the over paying (-525) and the under coming in at (+415). As the line shows, this is expected to be a highly competitive match-up as both men have absorbed losses to some top names. In his last outing back in December, Herrera lost a 12 round decision to undefeated Jose Benavides, and his loss prior to that in March of 2014 saw him lose a majority decision to undefeated Danny Garcia (27-0). Lundy’s last outing saw him lose a split decision to Thomas Dulorme (21-1), and his loss prior to that back in March of 2013 was against undefeated Viktor Postol (21-0) in the Ukraine. The rest of the card features a pair of competitive ten-rounders and an eight rounder with the WBO Women’s World title at bantamweight at stake. At Featherweight, Joseph Diaz (16-0) faces Rene Alvarado (22-4) and at Lightweight Michael Perez (22-1-2) faces Sharif Bogere (27-1). MelindaCooper (23-2) faces off against Costa Rica’s Carolina Arias (10-1). Look back at the books later this week as several of the matches scheduled may get attention at the sport books. It is unclear which of the other bouts will air on HBO Latino in support of Lundy vs Herrera. Also on the Saturday schedule is the latest “Premier Boxing Champions” broadcast set to air on ESPN2 from the USF Sundome in Tampa, Florida. The main event features welterweight action as Keith Thurman and Luis Collazo clash with the WBA World title on the line. Thurman, who is from Florida, is fighting close to home and is a big favorite at (-7000), with the comeback on Collazo paying at (+3000). Thurman turned the interim WBA World title he had been carrying for four fights into the full-fledged belt with his last outing, a win over Robert Guerrero on the inaugural March 7th “PBC” broadcast. The undefeated Thurman (25-0) is looking to get by Collazo (36-6) and break into bigger fights, as his name has been associated with Floyd Mayweather Jr as a potential next opponent. Collazo is a solid test, as he has been in there with a lot of big names over the years. To put his career in perspective, he held the WBA World Welterweight title back in 2005, and he defended the belt once before eventually dropping it to Ricky Hatton. The live event has eleven fights on the schedule, so look back at the books later this week to see if more lines are posted. The co-main event features popular Middleweight Willie Nelson (23-2-1) facing the undefeated (21-0) Tony Harrison. Nelson has been off since his October of 2014 loss to veteran Vanes Martirosyan (34-1-1), but prior to that he was on a solid seven fight winning streak. Harrison has some starch in his punches, as he has 18 stoppages among his 21 wins.

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