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Kell Brook defends his IBF Welterweight Championship at home in Sheffield against top-rated American challenger Errol Spence on May 20. Brook returns to 147 pounds after a lofty challenge of middleweight king GGG, a bout where Brook suffered his first loss. He catches no breaks in opponents in Spence, a fighter many have pegged as a future star in this division. Can Brook parlay the home advantage, his power, and know-how into a huge win? Or will Spence serve notice of his arrival on the championship scene? Loot breaks down the action here, offering his wagering advice, as well. Kell Brook vs. Errol Spence Pick - 5/20
On Cinco de Mayo weekend in Las Vegas, Mexican boxing takes center stage as two of those country's top commodities collide, with Saul "Canelo" Alvarez taking on Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. on May 6 at the T-Mobile Arena. Alvarez continues to shine, as he is now one of the very few top fighters in the world. Chavez, Jr. is looking to climb out of the shadow of his father and finally score the career-defining win that would cement his legacy. Will the professionalism and talent of Canelo be too much? Or can the bigger Chavez, Jr. parlay his size and improved preparation and motivation into what would be a huge win? Loot chimes in with his pick here. Saul "Canelo" Alvarez vs. Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. Pick - 5/6
On May 6 from New Zealand, the big men take center stage, as WBO heavyweight titleholder Joseph Parker makes the first defense of his belt against unbeaten Hughie Fury. Parker is hoping his power and athletic talents can overcome the jab-and-move style of Fury. Will Parker give his home country fans something to celebrate? Or will Hughie duplicate the efforts of his older brother Tyson and bring more hardware into the family trophy case? Loot offers his take in this article. Joseph Parker vs. Hughie Fury Pick - 5/6
It's the new guard vs. the old guard, as IBF champion Anthony Joshua takes on former longtime champion Wladimir Klitschko on April 29. Joshua has won each of his fights by knockout and now takes a massive jump in terms of opposition. Can he show the depth of skills to compete at this level? For Klitschko, he is now 40 and will need to shake off some inactivity, having not been in the ring since late-2015. Is he still close enough to his physical peak to still put forth a top Klitschko performance? Loot breaks down the fight here. Anthony Joshua vs. Wladimir Klitschko Pick - 4/29
In middleweight title action from Madison Square Garden, Gennady "GGG" Golovkin takes on Daniel Jacobs on March 18. These are two of the hardest hitters in the sport, with no opponent having lasted the distance with either of these men in over 7 years. Golovkin is considered one of the best--a deadly puncher who no one seems eager to fight. But with Jacobs fighting in his hometown and in possession of the ultimate equalizer in his power, he stands out as an interesting and very dangerous opponent for "GGG." Loot breaks down the fight in this article. Gennady Golovkin vs. Daniel Jacobs Pick - 3/18
In a battle of unbeaten welterweight champions, Keith Thurman takes on Danny Garcia at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on March 4. Combined, these two fighters are 60-0 and somebody's "O" has got to go. The hard-hitting and ambitious Thurman, the WBA champion, is looking for a signature win, while Garcia, the WBC titleholder, is looking to add to his championship credentials at 140 pounds with a big win at 147 pounds. With so many different ways this fight can go, who holds the upper-hand and who has the better betting value? Loot breaks it all down in this article. Keith Thurman vs. Danny Garcia Pick - 3/4
The O2 Arena in London will be the site of a heavyweight grudge match on March 4, as David Haye takes on Tony Bellew in what figures to be an exciting main event. For all his inactivity, Haye remains one of the sport's most-prodigious power punchers. That could bode badly for Bellew in his first fight in the heavyweight division. But Bellew has been busy at a high level and hopes to parlay his good form into the winning strategy on March 4. Will Haye be too big and powerful for Bellew? Or will Bellew be able to show his guts and steadfastly grind his way to a huge upset win? Loot offers his fight breakdown here. David Haye vs. Tony Bellew Pick - 3/4
In heavyweight action from Birmingham on February 25, big men Dominic Breazeale and Izu Ugonoh will get it on in an important heavyweight battle. Breazeale has made something of himself, getting to the Olympics and earning a world title shot, despite a late start in his career. Ugonoh looks straight out of central casting when you envision a fearsome heavyweight. But he's stepping up in class in this fight. Can he add a stamp of validation to his up-and-comer status or will Breazeale remind us not to take him for granted? Loot offers his betting selection here. Dominic Breazeale vs. Izu Ugonoh Pick - 2/25
In 140-pound action between contenders in Cincinnati, multi-division former champion Adrien Broner looks to get back in the mix, as he takes on tough and streaking Adrian Granados. Broner has been through some setbacks in and out of the ring as of late, but now looks to get serious and rejoin the ranks of the relevant. To do so, he must assuage the challenge of a tough and peaking brawler in Granados. Can Broner show us the talent that had people so excited about him a few years ago? Or will this be a coming-out party for the hard-working Granados? Loot offers his take and wagering guidance here. Adrien Broner vs. Adrian Granados Pick - 2/18
In a rematch from a good fight in July, Carl Frampton defends his featherweight belt against the man he won it from--Leo Santa Cruz. Their first fight was a compelling bout, a close fight that Frampton won by majority nod in Brooklyn in front of a pro-Frampton throng. It was Santa Cruz' first loss and he looks to atone for that in this Las Vegas rematch. Can the high-volume approach of Santa Cruz have more of an effect this time around? Or will the more eye-catching work of Frampton be enough to once again carry the day? Loot breaks down the fight and offers his selection here. Carl Frampton vs. Leo Santa Cruz II Pick - 1/28
Fighters That Will Make You Rich in 2017 - Perception is reality when it comes to boxing betting. There may be fighters whose reputations exceed their true merit. When that's the case, bettors will often get good value to bet against those fighters. In this article, we examine a handful of different fighters who remain heavy favorites in their fights in 2017, despite signs of vulnerability. It could be age, an overrated set of skills, or a low level of opposition that paints some fighters in a better light than they deserve. In this article, Loot breaks down some of those fighters where we'll get good value in well-timed stands against them.
Where Does Manny Pacquiao Turn in 2017? - After coming out of a brief retirement, Manny Pacquiao is again active and has a fight scheduled with unbeaten Aussie Jeff Horn being his next foe. Assuming he gets past that, which appears to be very likely, what kind of approach will he take? Will he continue taking on safe opponents? Or will he get emboldened enough to dip his feet back into the waters of the elite? In this article, Loot breaks down the different possibilities for Pacquiao's 2017 career trajectory.
In a super middleweight title unification match, fellow titlehoders James DeGale and Badou Jack will do battle at Barclays Center in Brooklyn on January 14. DeGale is favored, but as is always the case, he seems to make fights closer than they should be with his lack of urgency. Jack looks like a fighter who could potentially out-hustle the more-talented English champion. In a bout with many possibilities, who can come out ahead on the 14th? Will DeGale allow his talent to fully manifest or will he be locked in a struggle with the hard-working Jack? Loot posits his take here. James DeGale vs. Badou Jack Pick - 1/14
In what might be the fight of the year in terms of overall importance, two unbeaten champions will tangle, as Andre Ward battles Sergey Kovalev in Las Vegas on November 19 for the light heavyweight title. It is a very appetizing bout, featuring one of the sport's master boxers in Ward and one of boxing's most-feared fighters in Kovalev. Both men have a good case for victory is what is one of the toughest fights to pick this year. In this article, Loot breaks down the fight and offers his wagering guidance. Click here to read!!! Andre Ward vs. Sergey Kovalev Pick - 11/19
Even by boxing standards, the Manny Pacquiao retirement didn't last long, as his career barely misses a beat, with the Filipino legend taking on Jessie Vargas on November 5. At stake will be Vargas' WBO 147-pound belt. Manny will be nearly 38 by fight night. Does he still have enough gas in the tank to thwart a good young fighter like Vargas? Or can Vargas earn the biggest win of his career. In this article, Loot offers his take on the fight, in addition to his wagering advice. Click here to read! Manny Pacquiao vs. Jessie Vargas Pick - 11/5
On October 29, the long-awaited rematch between Tyson Fury and Wladimir Klitschko will finally (and hopefully) come to fruition. In Novemeber of last year, Fury scored the upset in a decision win over the long-reigning Klitschko. Considering how bad Klitschko looked, many favor him in the rematch, but is it possible that Fury is all wrong for him? In this article, Loot breaks down the fight and offers his pick. Click here to read!!! Tyson Fury vs. Wladimir Klitschko II Pick - 10/29
Light heavyweights tangle in Germany, with Juergen Braehmer taking on former titleholder Nathan Cleverly in Neubrandenburg on October 1. Braehmer is 48-2 and unbeaten for 8 years, but is still looking for a signature win against an opponent of Cleverly's stature. Cleverly has had some uneven results of late, but has tangled with better company than Braehmer and will be gunning for a big win in Germany. In this article, Loot analyzes the fight and offers a betting suggestion. Juergen Braehmer vs. Nathan Cleverly Pick - 10/1
The sport's big men take center stage in New Zealand, as Kiwi hopeful Joseph Parker continues his path to a heavyweight title shot with a bout against 38-2 veteran Alexander Dimitrenko. Parker is a heavy-handed contender, only 24 years old, and one of the sport's more-promising big men. He is a big favorite, but can Dimitrenko, once considered a top prospect himself, do anything about it and pump some life into his sagging career? Loot breaks down the fight and offers his take in this article Joseph Parker vs. Alexander Dimitrenko Pick - 10/1
September 24 features top-notch lightweight action out of England, with hometown boy Anthony Crolla battling Jorge Linares in a 135-pound unification bout at the Manchester Arena. Crolla has been an inspirational story, overcoming a lot inside and outside the ring to become champion. But in Linares, he will be facing his most-talented opponent. Can Crolla apply the tireless pressure he is known for or will the more-formidable offense of Linares win the day? Click here for Loot's take. Anthony Crolla vs. Jorge Linares Pick - 9/24
On September 17, one of the sport's top stars returns, as Saul "Canelo" Alvarez drops back down to 154 pounds to take on WBO champion Liam "Beefy" Smith. Alvarez will enjoy a raucous crowd on Mexican Independence Say weekend in his stomping grounds at the MGM in Vegas. Can the unbeaten Smith pull off the improbable or will Canelo once again hold down the fort? Click here for Loot's take and wagering counsel. Saul Alvarez vs. Liam Smith Pick - 9/17
In a rematch of a close fight last year, WBC Bantamweight Champion Shinsuke Yamanaka makes the 11th defense of his title by taking former longtime champ Anselmo Moreno on September 16 in Osaka. Their first fight was a close split decision for Yamanaka that some felt Moreno deserved. Can Yamanaka make the adjustments or will Moreno give him another scare? Loot breaks down the fight here, along with offering his betting suggestions. Shinsuke Yamanaka vs. Anselmo Moreno II Pick - 9/16
Middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin defends his belt against IBF Welterweight Champion Kell Brook on September 10 in London. The bout will be shown on HBO and promises to at least be very interesting. These two champions have a combined record of 71-0 with 57 knockouts. Golovkin is on a streak of 22 consecutive knockouts and is one of the more-feared fighters in the world. But in Brook, GGG will be fighting his most-skilled opponent, even if Brook is jumping two weight classes for this bout. Click here, as Loot breaks down the ins and outs of the fight, while offering his wagering guidance. Gennady Golovkin vs. Kell Brook Pick - 9/10
Once in a while, a lighter-weight fight comes around that transcends the sport. Could we have one such bout on September 10th, as Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez battles Carlos Cuadras? Combined, the pair is 80-0-1 with 65 knockouts, so all signs point to a potential classic at the Forum in Inglewood. Will Chocolatito, considered by many to be the best pound-for-pound fighter in the sport, add another quality win to his resume or is the bigger Cuadras a cut above? Loot offers his insight here. Click to read more! Roman Gonzalez vs. Carlos Cuadras Pick - 9/10
Welterweights Jesus Soto Karass and Yoshihiro Kamegai will do battle in a welterweight rematch from a fight in April that had CompuBox machines shorting out. Their first fight was a draw and both are well-established warriors where the rematch almost guarantees excitement. The bout will be the co-feature on HBO underneath the big Gonzalez-Cuadras extravaganza. Loot breaks down the fight and offers a betting suggestion in this article. Jesus Soto Karass vs. Yoshihiro Kamegai II Pick - 9/10
In middleweight action, WBA titleholder Danny Jacobs fights a rematch with former champ Sergio Mora. Their first fight was a nutty war that was halted after two rounds with Mora suffering an ankle injury, but not before he put Jacobs to the canvas in a frenetic round one where both men were down. Who comes out ahead in this rematch? Loot offers his analysis of the fight with his selection to win in this article. Danny Jacobs vs. Sergio Mora II Pick - 9/9
Lightweights take center stage on September 9, as two of the better young ones in the game meet, with unbeaten Robert Easter, Jr. taking on fellow unbeaten Richard Commey. Combined, the pair have a record of 41-0 with 36 knockouts. Do you favor the slick-boxing Easter, Jr. or the murderous-punching Commey? In this article, Loot analyzes the fight and the skill-sets of the two men, followed by his pick to win. Robert Easter, Jr. vs. Richard Commey Pick - 9/9
Avoiding Poor Value - The idea in boxing betting is to extract the best betting value. And when we bet on famous favorites, we're not likely to find that value. You'll often find yourself laying 8/1 odds on a favorite who should be no better than 4/1. That's no way to come out ahead in the long-run. In this article, Loot breaks down how to identify good value and get the most bang from your boxing betting buck. Click here to read more!
Prospects from Pechanga - As bettors, a big part of getting excellent betting value is in identifying good fighters before the rest of the world knows they're good. A key way to do that is by going to live fights to scout future betting gems. Loot thinks he may have found a couple in a recent card from Pechanga. Click here to read about Loot's night at the fights!
Featherweights take center stage in Brooklyn on July 30 in a battle that has a "Fight of the Year" vibe to it, as unbeaten 126-pounders Leo Santa Cruz and Carl Frampton duke it out in a 12-rounder. Can the Irish Frampton cross the pond and score a signature win? Or will Santa Cruz unleash his blistering body attack to resounding affect? This is a bout with any number of different possible outcomes. Click here for Loot's wagering guidance in a complex and difficult fight to predict. Leo Santa Cruz vs. Carl Frampton Pick - 7/30
WBC Light Heavyweight Champion Adonis Stevenson makes the 7th defense of his linear championship when he takes on challenger Thomas Williams, Jr. in Quebec City on July 29. This is an interesting battle of 175-pound southpaws, with the reigning champion a substantial favorite over the streaking challenger. Loot helps breaks down our betting options in this fight. Click here for more! Adonis Stevenson vs. Thomas Williams, Jr. Pick - 7/29
Over-Emphasizing Offense - As boxing fans, we are geared to place a premium on offense. It is what makes the boxing world turn and the most unforgettable moments in the sport are all offensive in nature. But when transitioning from a fan into a serious bettor, you will need to account for the finer points of the sport and how they play a crucial role in the result of fights at a world-class level.