Expert Sports Picks: The Amir Khan vs Chris Algieri undercard will feature a 130 Lb. W.B.A. title bout between Bryan Vazquez and Javier Fortuna at 9 PM ET. Bryan Vazquez vs Javier Fortuna Odds have Vazquez as the -120 betting favorite with 60% of expert boxing predictions on Vazquez. Fortuna, 27-0-1, 20 KO’s, will be going for his first world title and is coming off a 1st round KO. Vazquez, 34-1, 18 KO’s, has won five straight since losing a bid for a world title and is also coming off a KO win. Who will capture the W.B.A. world title on the Amir Khan vs Chris Algieri undercard? Our Expert Boxing Predictions panel broke down the Premier Boxing Champions co-main event. Bryan Vazquez vs Javier Fortuna Odds have Fortuna at +105 (Bet $100 to win $105) at SPORTSBOOK.ag
Expert Boxing Predictions Analysis: The Dominican southpaw Fortuna, 25, is a southpaw slickster with good power in both hands. Fortuna is a gunslinger, unloading explosive combinations from looping angles with great velocity. Defensively, Fortuna is a shifty fighter that dodges punches with his hands at his waist while using educated footwork and a flicking jab. Fortuna gets caught clean with his hands down at times, is cut prone and has been hurt in several bouts.
The Costa Rican, Vazquez, 27, is a brilliant technician with a full toolbox of boxing skill. Vazquez has fast hands, quick feet, smart feints, accurate combinations and outstanding head movement. Vazquez is not known as a puncher but he digs to the body with authority and has enough pop to get opponents respect. Despite his defensive wizardry, Vazquez was KO’d in Japan in his only bid for a world title in 2012. Bryan Vazquez vs Javier Fortuna Odds Total is at 9.5 Rounds with the Over at -265
ESPN2 News Bottom Line: This will be a scientific chess match-up but the better boxing ability of Vazquez should help him pile up points. Fortuna tends to run out of gas late in fights and Vazquez’s superior stamina should be a factor in his victory. Bet Vazquez to win a close decision in the 115-113 range.
Expert Boxing Picks: Bryan Vazquez -120 (2 Units)
Ht. 5’5″ 1/2″
Best Punch: Straight Right
Rounds Fought: 181
Style: Southpaw Slickster
Best Punch: Right Hook
Rounds Fought: 110