Best Boxing Bets: Artur Beterbiev vs. Joe Smith Jr.
Last week I went two for three, with the over (just barely hitting on) on Trevor Bryan vs. Daniel Bubois as the fight was stopped in the fourth round giving clearance to the 3 1/2 round over, as well as picking Edgar Berlanga to win straight up. I was shocked to see spoiler Jorge David Castaneda lose to “Rocky” Hernandez.
Lukie’s record: 2-1
Artur Beterbiev: It will take a miracle for Joe Smith Jr. to be competitive let alone win. Beterbiev does everything Joe Smith Jr. does minus having a great story that sells the fight. Beterbiev is bigger, faster and stronger, as well as more talented. Add to the fact that Beterbiev is a decorated amateur, and despite winning every fight by knockout, and possibly being the best light heavyweight ever, seems like a career underacheiver.
I like two bets here. Beterbiev straight up, and Beterbiev by KO.