There’s plenty of boxing action for us to get our teeth stuck into over at freebets.com this weekend, with shows in Manchester, Shropshire and Texas, USA grabbing our attention.
We’ve pulled together a four-fold from the cream of the action either side of the pond, as Conor Benn continues his rise in the welterweight division and Errol Spence Jr. looks to keep hold of his gold in the same division.
Check out the legs in a bit more detail here:
Errol Spence Jr. to beat Yordenis Ugas by Decision or Technical Decision
Errol Spence Jr. will be looking to add the WBA title to his WBC and IBF straps this weekend against the technically impressive Yordenis Ugas.
Ugas may well have four losses on his record, but a win over Manny Pacquiao last August has shot him right back into the welterweight mix at 35-years-old. Ugas is crafted from the Cuban school of thought, with footwork and defensive elusiveness his biggest assets.
Spence Jr. is unbeaten and is continuing to work his way through the best names at 147 lbs. The “Truth” has wins over Kell Brook, Danny Garcia, Shawn Porter and Mikey Garcia – to name a few – and has one of the most impressive records in the sport at 27-0.
Ugas is tough, but Spence is powerful and accurate. We’re expecting the Cuban to hear the final bell as Spence wins a fairly lopsided decision on the scorecards.
Conor Benn by KO TKO or Disqualification v Chris van Heerden
All things considered, this is a mismatch in Manchester.
Conor Benn is one of DAZN’s prized possessions at the moment and the welterweight challenger isn’t being pushed too hard or too fast. This can be frustrating for fans, with a one-sided fight against Chris van Heerden expected on Saturday night.
Benn is an aggressive, explosive fighter at 147 lbs and has recorded 13 KOs in his 20 wins as a professional.
Van Heerden has two losses on his 28-2-1 record and his career is winding down into retirement – the fact he fights out of the southpaw stance is probably the only consideration Benn will have to take inside the Manchester Arena.
Benn should walk through the South African and stop him inside the distance.
Jason Cunningham to beat Terry Le Couviour by Decision or Technical Decision
The European super-bantamweight title is on the line in Telford, Shropshire on Saturday night as Jason Cunningham looks to make the second successful defence of his title.
The 32-year-old looked to be slipping towards journeyman status following a number of losses across 2017 and 2018, but recent upset wins against Brad Foster and Gamal Yafai have put the southpaw right on top.
Cunningham’s 30-6 record looks poor in comparison to Terry Le Couviour’s unbeaten 16-0 slate, but the Frenchman lacks any real experience. He has only contested one 12-rounder previously and hasn’t fought outside of France or Italy yet.
Cunningham is peaking late in his career and “Le Petit Breton” doesn’t look likely to cause an upset.
Chris Billam-Smith to beat Tommy McCarthy by Decision or Technical Decision
We’re running it back in the cruiserweight division.
European champion Chris Billam-Smith recorded a split decision win over Tommy McCarthy in July last year, but has agreed to do it all over again this weekend to quash the argument.
Billam-Smith proved he could come through the power of McCarthy in their contest last summer, and with a few tweaks to his attacks, should be able to repeat the result in Manchester.
Bournemouth’s Billam-Smith is one to watch in the cruiserweight division.
* Boxing odds correct at the time of writing. Subject to changes.