Middleweight Boxing Predictions

On this page you will find an overview of predictions and betting tips for the following boxing divisions:

  • Super middleweight – 168 lb / 76.2 kg / 12 st
  • Middleweight – 160 lb / 72.57 kg / 11 st 6
  • Super welterweight – 154 lb / 69.85 kg / 11 st
  • Welterweight – 147 lb / 66.68 kg / 10 st 7

Main card events subject to change, predictions may remain onsite due to editorial policy.


23rd June 2018 – Billy Joe Saunders vs. Martin Murray

Our prediction: Saunders to win by decision

This could well be Billie Joe Saunders’ year in boxing. He went the extra mile in Canada to see of highly rated contender David Lemieux, and he now set on calling out GGG. But first, a home-grown affair with hot prospect Martin Murray who is no slouch. Even GGG found Murray to be a frustrating opponent, which goes to show the calibre of the underdog. On current form, Saunders should take this on points.


16th June 2018 – Errol Spence Jr. vs. Carlos Ocampo

Our prediction: Spence Jr to win by TKO/KO

 


9th June 2018 – Jeff Horn vs Terence Crawford

Our prediction: Crawford to win by TKO

We really feel for Jeff Horn. Being lured in to a false sense of security by be handing a win in Australia over Pacquiao, and then basking in glory. The mandatory challenger for his belt is pound-for-pound fighter Terence Crawford who operates in a totally different level, not only to Hornet but to the majority of boxers. Despite this being Crawford’s welterweight debut the fight is only ending one way. The question is: how much punishment will Horn take before the ref jumps in? Crawford by stoppage.


 Jermell Charlo vs. TBA, 12 rounds, for Charlo’s WBC junior middleweight title


2nd June 2018: George Groves vs. Callum Smith

Our prediction: Callum Smith to win outright

 


19th May 2018

Keith Thurman vs. TBA, 12 rounds, for Thurman’s WBC/WBA welterweight title


5th May 2018 – Gennady Golovkin vs. Vanes Martirosyan

Our prediction: Golovkin to win by KO

It should have been GGG vs. Canelo 2, which you can read here, that may have to wait until September. Armenian fighter Martirosyan is said by many to be a world class boxer and therefore a more than worthy replacement for GGG to face at short notice. The challenger gives away 3 lbs and 4 years to Golovkin, in addition to the handful of professional losses throughout his career. Do these factors have any bearing on the punishment he will receive from Golovkin in this 12-round bout? The champ needs to remind the world why he has all the belts, and that in a rematch with Canelo justice will prevail. The only way to do so is steam through Martirosyan, and we expect him to cause a stoppage by round 6.


28th April 2018 – Daniel Jacobs vs. Maciej Sulecki

Our prediction: Jacobs to win via TKO/KO

 


21st April 2018 – Adrien Broner vs. Jessie Vargas

Our prediction: Vargas to win outright

What lies ahead for the future of Adrien Broner is anybody’s guess. He may be a deadly assassin inside the ring but in his own time he’s a loose cannon. Distractions and state of mental health are factors that we can’t ignore, which is why Vargas gets out vote. “The New Generation” is a two-time former world champion so he knows how to handle a big character like Broner. It may take Vargas 12 rounds but we see him walking away with another well deserved win.


21st April 2018 – Jermall Charlo vs. Hugo Centeno

Our prediction: Charlo to win outright

We can’t see any other outcome than a slick victory for Charlo, and given that he’s short odds to win on all major betting platforms it feels right to back the Lions Only fighter this weekend. Centeno has the arsenal, but on recent performances there is strong evidence that he easy to get at. A result here for Charlo catapults him towards a showdown with belt-hogger GGG. Now that will be a fight and a half.


21st Apr. 2018 – Amir Khan vs. Phil Lo Greco

Our prediction: Lo Greco to win outright

King Khan back in the ring after a five-year absence. Can shake off the ring rust and reinstate himself as contender in the making? Or will Lo Greco too tough a challenge on his long-awaited boxing return? We are backing the British former champion to leave Liverpool one step closer to the much-hyped bout with compatriot Kell Brook, and in doing so will make quick work of Lo Greco. The bookmakers have his as favourite also, and it would be risky to bet otherwise.


Conor Benn vs. Chris Truman, 6 rounds, welterweights

Conor Benn has carved out a rather tidy win streak in his 11 professional fights. “The Destroyer” has seen off all competition, and let’s be honest only tested once, being in his last bout at York Hall against Peynaud. Benn is a knockout specialist and we expect him to deliver the full treatment to journeyman Truman in this fight. The “Trumanator” is coming off a terrible run of four loses and this match-up won’t be any easier for him. All bets for an early stoppage.


 7th April 2018 – Jarrett Hurd vs. Erislandy Lara

Our prediction: Hurd to win outright

This clash pits No.1 against No.3 in the junior middleweight division, if you consider Jermell Charlo as the other potential No. 2. Two contrasting styles will make for a hard-fought contest with Hurd going into this one as favourite, despite Lara ranking above him. We’re anticipating Hurd to go all-in and press his Cuban counterpart early on, otherwise it’s Lara’s fight to lose. The winner of this bout surely meets with Charlo later in the year.


 7th April 2018 – Caleb Truax vs. James DeGale

Our prediction: DeGale to win by decision

Lady lucks presents Degale with another shot at rewriting his comeback story with a belt as the icing on the cake. The former Olympic medalist will be vying to reclaim his silverware after it switched hands to Truax in their previous clash. It was a contest in which Degale never looked the part and lacked confidence and composure inside the ring. Now knowing the brevity of the fighter he’s up against in Truax, we expect the Londoner to bounce back both physically and mentally and box smart enough to edge it on points.


31st March 2018 – Josh Kelly vs. Carlos Molina

Our prediction: Kelly to win outright

The management team behind Josh Kelly must have something o Molina in order to put their balls on the line and match the lad from the North East with a veteran fighter. We suspect their reasoning is that the Mexican is has had his day and his desire to reemerge as a top contender is fading. Kelly, however, is a prodigy with skills that must be honed the hard way: his flashy ring-craft and impatience will be tested against the older, wiser Molina. We give the Brit the win, although he will surely have to work for it.

 


 17th Feb 2018 – George Groves vs. Chris Eubank Jr

Our prediction: Eubank Jr to win outright

Both boxers wield devastating power and are capable of a stoppage early on against a fighter of average status. But these guys cancel one another out. We see two likely outcomes: Groves to win by a body shot or Eubank Jr to earn the win by stoppage. Going for bust, our betting tip is for the fight to not go the total distance and the refs calling it between rounds 7-10; Eubank Jr makes the final.

Events to be updated on a regular basis as and when announced. Fights are subject to change according to factors which are out of our hands.