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Top Boxing Betting Picks of the Week – January 19th, 2023

By Hank Blaine

Chris Eubank Jr. and Liam Smith headline what promises to be an intriguing day of boxing. Smith will enter the ring a +330 underdog versus the highly touted Eubank Jr. Will Liam get it done or is the bout Eubank Jr.’s top lose? Check out boxing odds, analysis, and free picks for six of this Saturday’s top boxing matches.

Top Boxing Betting Picks of the Week (January 19th, 2023)

Eubank Jr. vs. Smith – AO Arena, Manchester, Lancashire (DAZN)

  • When: Saturday, January. 21, 2022. 1:00pm ET.

Scott Forrest vs. Amine Boucetta

Scott Forrest started his career late. The 28-year-old is just 3-0 in 3 bouts. But although Forrest has fought only 3 times professionally and is already close to 30, he’s rocked it every time he’s stepped into the ring.

Forrest has 3 stoppages in those 3 bouts. On Saturday, Scott takes on Armine Boucetta, a boxer that has a 7-5 record. Boucetta has suffered a single loss via knockout, which means he’s got a decent chin. There’s a chance Amine carries this past the total rounds.

Boxing Betting Pick: Amine Boucetta Under 2.5 -115

Joseph Parker vs. Jack Massey

Parker versus Massey projects as a more competitive bout than the odds might lead boxing handicappers to believe. Both men show excellent records.

The favored pugilist is 30-3 with 21 stoppage wins. Parker Jr. has lost a single bout via knockout. The stoppage loss happened in Parker’s last versus Joe Joyce and it happened late, in the eleventh.

Jack Massey is 20-1. Massey’s loss happened in 2019 via unanimous decision to Richard Riakporhe. Since then, Jack has won 4 straight. The odds make the dog more than playable.

Boxing Betting Pick: Jack Massey +600

Ekow Essuman vs. Chris Kongo // Commonwealth, British Welterweight Title

Essuman owns four lower-level straps, including the BBB of C British Welterweight title.

The favorite is the slight chalk even though he’s 18-0 because Chris Kongo heads into this after beating then 23-2 Sebastian Formella via 10-round unanimous decision.

Formella is a highly regarded boxer. Kongo is 14-1 with 7 knockout wins. The loss happened the last time the favorite faced another undefeated fighter, Michael McKinson, back in 2021.

This bout can go either way. Taking the better odds on the underdog to get it done makes sense.

Boxing Betting Pick: Ekow Essuman +100

Richard Riakporhe vs. Krzysztof Glowacki

Underdog Krzysztof Glowacki is 32-3 with 20 knockout wins. Glowacki was on a 2-loss streak before his last bout. The underdog in this bested Francisco Rivas Ruiz in his last, scoring a fourth round technical knockout victory.

But although Glowacki has power, he faces an undefeated and motivated opponent on Saturday. Richard Riakporhe is 15-0 with 11 stoppage wins. Riakporhe has won his last 3 bouts via TKO or KO. If you don’t like the moneyline odds on the chalk, look for a knockout prop or play under the total.

Boxing Betting Pick: Richard Riakporhe -1000

Chris Eubank Jr. vs. Liam Smith

Smith has a 32-3-1 record. Liam has 19 knockout victories. He’s won 3 straight. 1 of the wins was a TKO victory over Jessie Vargas in the tenth at a fight in Madison Square Garden last April.

32-2 with 23 stoppage wins, Chris Eubank Jr. for sure deserves to be the favorite against Liam Smith. In his last bout, Eubank Jr. won a 12-round unanimous decision victory over Liam Williams.

The chalk has a height advantage. Also, the New York State Athletic Commission suspended Smith indefinitely after the fight with Vargas, implying Liam was using performance enhancing supplements. If Smith isn’t as effective off the supplements, Eubank Jr. wins for sure.

Boxing Betting Pick: Chris Eubank Jr. -333

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