We were left cursing the chin of Jermaine Franklin last weekend as our 29/1 Big Boxing Acca fell painfully short by a single leg.
But as the famous Rocky quote goes, “It’s not about how hard you hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward.”
And boy are we moving forward this weekend.
Despite three fairly one-sided fights across the pond we have managed to squeeze out some value and throw together a juicy 24/1 triple.
Check out the legs here:
3am Sunday - Sebastian Fundora to beat Brian Mendoza by KO/TKO or Disqualification
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The “Towering Inferno” scales up at 6ft 6″ yet somehow squeezes down into the 154-pound division, making a mockery of science and the nature of the human body.
This gives the unbeaten American a big advantage when it comes to unloading with his weighty leavers.
He has rattled off a record of 20-0-1 since turning pro in 2016 and is knocking on the door of world title shots in the light-middleweight division.
Get in close and Fundora unloads; keep your distance and his 80cm reach will pepper you over the distance – it’s lose/lose in the opposite corner.
He has notched up 13 KOs so far in his career and we’re banking on another in Carson this weekend.
His opponent, Brian Mendoza, has lost two of his last five against limited opposition and Fundora will be eyeing up the mantle of becoming the first man to stop “La Bala”.
3am Sunday - Shakur Stevenson to beat Shuichiro Yoshino by Decision or Technical Decision
The future is bright for Shakur Stevenson as he edges further and further up the pound-for-pound rankings.
The 25-year-old southpaw is unbeaten in 19 and has collected two of the four super-featherweight belts in circulation.
But this contest against Shuichiro Yoshino sees Stevenson jump up to lightweight having struggled to make the 130-pound limit in recent outings.
Yoshino holds a 16-0 record and, as a natural lightweight, should be able to withstand the American’s assaults in untested waters.
Stevenson’s class will inevitably shine through however, with a wide win on the judges scorecards the most likely for the 2016 Olympic silver medalist.
4am Sunday - Jesse “Bam” Rodriguez to beat Christian Gonzalez in Rounds 1-4
Jesse Rodriguez is one of the hottest talents in world boxing.
“Bam” seemingly came from nowhere to win the super-flyweight world title last February and has since gone 2-0 against world class opposition to make it clear that his win over Carlos Cuadras was no fluke.
He’s up at flyweight now and is quickly growing a big following in San Antonio, Texas.
Christian Gonzalez is the man entering the lion’s den, and with a record of fights solely in Mexico, could become a rabbit in the headlights against the power of the 23-year-old favourite.
Rodriguez has blasted half of his last six opponents out inside the first four rounds and another wouldn’t be a shock this weekend.
* Betting odds correct at the time of publication. All odds are subject to changes.