We’re heading from Cardiff to Las Vegas this weekend as we keep our eyes locked in on the boxing action either side of the Atlantic.
We’ve crunched the numbers and scoured the records to piece together a tempting treble at 12/1 – let’s take a closer look at all three legs:
Luis Nery to beat Carlos Castro
There were many years that “Pantera” was considered a member of the pound-for-pound top 10 list, however, the Mexican southpaw has let his eyes wander in recent years.
He’s become renowned for missing weight for his contests, not living the ‘life’ outside the ring and his unbeaten record went up in smoke last time out against Brandon Figueroa.
A body shot stopped Nery in the seventh round of his May contest in 2021, and now the 27-year-old is looking to bounce back against the unbeaten Carlos Castro.
Castro is looking for a breakout fight, but Nery still has the tools – and the power – to be a huge threat at super-bantamweight.
We’re not picking the method of victory here, just a win for Nery in Las Vegas.
Keith Thurman to beat Mario Barrios by Decision or Technical Decision
Inactivity has been the biggest opponent for Keith Thurman, with “One Time” fighting just three times since April 2017.
He’s 31 now and has had some elbow injuries to deal with, but should still be considered one of the world’s best welterweights.
Mario Barrios is a terrific opponent, losing his last outing to Gervonta Davis at super lightweight via TKO, and will be entering a new weight class against one of the best 147-pounders.
Barrios is expected to put up a good fight here on Showtime, but Thurman’s class is expected to shine through – even if it takes him the entire 36 minutes.
Chris Eubank Jr to beat Liam Williams by Decision or Technical Decision
Liam Williams is tough, comes to fight, but has often come up short at the elite level of the sport.
Two losses to Liam Smith and one to Demetrius Andrade puts a big, bold question mark on the head of Williams that Eubank Jr. will look to exploit.
Whether Eubank Jr. sits at the elite table of the sport is an argument for another day – one that probably won’t even be answered with a win over the Welshman this weekend.
Eubank Jr. is tough, aggressive and has grown into a more patient fighter under the coaching of Roy Jones Jr.
Williams has a massive heart and even bigger balls and won’t fold easily at the hands of Eubank Jr.
A win on the cards for the away fighter looks sensible.