Expert Sports Picks: Saturday afternoon on Premier Boxing Champions will feature top-10 welterweight contender Robert Guerrero against prospect Aaron Martinez in a 10-round bout at 3 PM ET on NBC. Robert Guerrero vs Aaron Martinez Odds have Guerrero has a huge 36 to 1 betting favorite with 60% of expert boxing predictions on the underdog. Guerrero, 32-3-1, 18 KO’s, is coming off a 12-round war with contender Keith Thurman in a bout where he was beaten on points. Martinez, 19-3-1, 4 KO’s, is coming off a 13-month layoff after getting stopped via 5th round stoppage against contender Josesito Lopez. Can the California native Martinez spring the huge upset in the Premier Boxing Champions main event from Carson, California? Our handicappers give away our expert boxing picks. Robert Guerrero vs Aaron Martinez Odds have Martinez as a +1400 betting underdog (Bet $100 to win $1400) at SPORTSBOOK.ag
Boxing Predictions Analysis: The Mexican southpaw Guerrero is an aggressive technician with good overall skill. Guerrero’s biggest assets are his chin, stamina, determination and stiff right jab. Guerrero’s athleticism is only ordinary and he can be outboxed by speedier fighters.
The East, Los Angeles native Martinez is a slick boxer with modest power but good speed, counterpunching skill and a solid chin. Martinez confidence could be shaken a bit after dropping two of his last three fights, his last bout ending in a controversial stoppage. Robert Guerrero vs Aaron Martinez Odds Over/Under is at 8.5 Rounds
ESPN2 News Bottom Line: Martinez is a good boxer but Guerrero should be able to outclass the tough Mexican from L.A. Our handicappers expect Martinez to try and do more surviving than trying to win against Guerrero in what should be a lopsided decision win for “The Ghost” Guerrero. Bet the veteran Martrinez to withstand Guerrero’s power and last the distance.
Expert Boxing Picks: Over 8.5 Rounds
Guerreo vs Martinez Tale-Of-The-Tape
Style: Southpaw Pressure Fighter
Best Punch: Right Hook
Rounds Fought: 249
Style: Slick Boxer
Best Punch: Left Hook
Rounds Fought: 143