Shakur Stevenson vs. Robson Conceicao odds, picks and predictions

Breaking down Friday’s Shakur Stevenson vs. Robson Conceicao lightweight title fight, with boxing odds, picks and predictions.

Update Thursday, 6:35 p.m. ET: Shakur Stevenson failed to make weight by 1.6 pounds at Thursday’s weigh-in and said he will no longer compete at 130 pounds and will move up a weight class. Friday’s fight will still occur, but only Robson Conceicao can win the WBC and WBO super-featherweight titles, which Stevenson will officially vacate once the fight ends.

Original column below (published Thursday, 11:40 a.m. ET)

In a 12-round championship bout for the WBC and WBO World Junior Lightweight belts, Shakur Stevenson and Robson Conceicao meet Friday at Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. Let’s analyze Tipico Sportsbook‘s lines around the Stevenson vs. Conceicao odds, with expert boxing picks and predictions.

The undercard can be viewed on ESPN+, with the main card broadcast starting at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN/ESPN+. The championship bout is expected to begin approximately at 10:30 p.m.

Stevenson could be fighting his final bout at 130 pounds, as he is on record saying it’s been difficult to make this weight. He could move to 135 pounds and potentially satiate fans looking for a Stevenson vs. Devin Haney clash.

Stevenson posted a unanimous-decision win over Oscar Valdez last time out at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, and it was rather lopsided in terms of points. He knocked Valdez down in the 6th, too. Prior to that, the 2016 Olympic Silver Medalist stopped Jamel Herring in a 10th-round TKO in Atlanta.

Stevenson won Silver at the 2016 Rio Games, and Conceicao won Gold in that same Olympiad. However, the 2 fighters weren’t in the same weight class, as Stevenson fought at 56kg, and Conceicao was in the 57-60kg group of lightweight men. Conceicao’s win was over Sofiane Oumiha of France, while Stevenson lost the gold to Cuba’s Robeisy Ramirez Carrazana.

Conceicao lost to Valdez by unanimous decision in Tucson, Ariz., in September 2021, so there is a recent common opponent here. The Brazilian bounced back with a decisive UD win over Xavier Martinez on Jan. 29 earlier this year to get back on track.

Stevenson vs. Conceicao odds

Odds provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds hub for a full list. Lines last updated Thursday at 6:44 p.m. ET.

  • Fight result (2-way line): Stevenson -1600 (bet $1,600 to win $100) | Conceicao +600 (bet $100 to win $600)
  • Over/Under: 10.5 rounds (Over -290 | Under +200)
  • Will the fight go the distance? (Yes -240 | No +155)

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Stevenson vs. Conceicao picks and predictions

Records: Stevenson (18-0-0, 9 KOs) | Conceicao (17-1-0, 8 KOs)

Fight result (2-way line or money line)

Stevenson (-1600) will be fighting in his hometown of Newark, so he’ll have a little extra energy from the crowd, not that he’ll need it.

Stevenson would like to go out quickly and grab the knockout, much to the delight of his fans in New Jersey. However, expect Conceicao to hang around, as that’s what he does. The books expect this bout to be a decision, and taking STEVENSON TO WIN BY DECISION (-210) is a better play than laying 16 times your potential return on the 2-way line.

Over/Under (O/U)

Yes: Fight to go the distance (-240) is a little on the expensive side, costing nearly 2 1/2 times your potential return. Over 10.5 Rounds (-290) is even worse, costing nearly 3 times your potential return.

PASS, and just play the side.

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Shakur Stevenson misses weight ahead of what he claims will be his final fight before jump from 130 to 135 pounds

Stevenson won’t maintain his titles due to missing weight.

When 25-year-old superstar boxer Shakur Stevenson steps into the ring on Friday night to fight Robson Conceicao, he will do so without his WBC and WBO super-featherweight world titles.

Stevenson weighed in on Thursday at 1.6 pounds above the 130-pound weight limit. The penalty for missing weight is a loss of title(s).

But not all is bad.

For Conceicao, he’ll still have an opportunity to claim the titles with a win over Stevenson. However, his odds (+600 Tipico Sportsbook) suggest that he’ll be in for quite the challenge against the undefeated Newark native.

As far as what this all means for Stevenson? He’s identified that his body just can’t make 130 pounds anymore. After this fight, he says he’ll be moving up to 135, a weight division that includes many household names in the sport.

Assuming Stevenson gets past Conceicao on Friday, his future at 135 pounds should be fun.

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Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin 3, live stream, PPV channel, time,

One of boxing’s best rivalries is back with the Trilogy of Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez on Saturday night from T-Mobile Arena.

One of boxing’s best rivalries is back with the Trilogy of Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez on Saturday night from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The first fight between these two happened in 2017 which was ruled a draw and the second one was a majority decision for Canelo. GGG will be looking for some revenge in their first fight at super middleweight.

This is a fight you don’t want to miss, here is everything you need to know to stream the action on DAZN on Saturday night.

Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin

  • When: Saturday, September 17
  • Time: 8:00 p.m. ET
  • PPV Channel: DAZN
  • Live Stream: DAZN (watch now)

Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin 3 Fight Card

  • Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennadiy Golovkin 3 for the undisputed super middleweight title
  • Jesse Rodriguez vs. Israel Gonzalez for the WBC super flyweight title
  • Ali Akhmedov vs. Gabriel Rosado; Super middleweight
  • Austin Williams vs. Kieron Conway; Middleweight
  • Diego Pacheco vs. Enrique Collazo; Super middleweight
  • Marc Castro vs. Kevin Mendoza; Lightweight
  • Aaron Apone vs. Fernando Molina; Super lightweight
  • Anthony Herrera vs. Delvin McKinley; Super flyweight

Boxing Odds and Betting Lines

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Canelo Alvarez (-400) vs. GGG (+333)

Tie: +2000

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Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennadiy Golovkin odds, picks and predictions

Breaking down Saturday’s Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennadiy Golovkin super middleweight fight, with boxing odds, picks and predictions.

In a 12-round championship bout for the IBF, WBA, WBC and WBO World Super Middleweight belts, Canelo Alvarez and Gennadiy Golovkin meet Saturday at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Let’s analyze Tipico Sportsbook‘s lines around the Alvarez vs. Golovkin odds, with expert boxing picks and predictions.

The Pay-Per-View broadcast can be viewed on HBO Boxing, with the broadcast starting at 8 p.m. ET. The championship bout is expected to begin approximately at 10:30 p.m.

Canelo is looking to rebound and get his swagger back, after he was defeated by unanimous decision against Dmitrii Bivol at this very same venue in early May. In that bout, he lost the WBA Super World Light Heavyweight bout, so he returns to the middleweight division.

This will be the 3rd fight of the trilogy. These fighters met at T-Mobile Arena in mid-September 2017, and fought to a split-decision draw. That set up a 2nd fight at the same venue, and Canelo scratched out a majority decision win, with 2 judges scoring the fight 115-113, and one calling it 114-114.

Golovkin, a.k.a. Triple G, dropped Ryota Murata at Super Arena Saitama last time out in early April, winning in the ninth round via KO/TKO. He also has a KO win over Steve Rolls, and a pair of decision victories over Sergiy Derevyanchenko and Kamil Szeremeta in his 4 fights since losing to Canelo in Vegas in Sept. 2018.

Canelo vs. Golovkin odds

Odds provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds hub for a full list. Lines last updated at 9:50 a.m. ET.

  • Fight result (2-way line): Canelo -550 (bet $550 to win $100) | Golovkin +330 (bet $100 to win $330)
  • Over/Under: 10.5 rounds (Over -200 | Under +140)
  • Will the fight go the distance? (Yes -175 | No +115)

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Canelo vs. Golovkin picks and predictions

Records: Canelo (57-2-2, 39 KOs) | Golovkin (42-1-1, 37 KOs)

Fight result (2-way line or money line)

The difference here is likely to be age. Canelo (-550) is still a rather spry 32, although he has a lot of mileage on his tires with 61 professional bouts.

Golovkin (+330) is now 40 years old for this trilogy fight, and while he still has been performing at a rather high level, for whatever reason, when it comes to fights against Canelo, either the general public, or boxing world seem to not be in Triple G’s corner.

You can’t take Canelo laying 5 1/2 times your potential return, as there is just no money there. Taking a flyer on Golovkin to spring the upset is super tempting, but this isn’t 2017 or 2018. I think the window for Triple G surprises has been slammed shut by Father Time.

The safe play is CANELO TO WIN BY DECISION (-111) with a minimal slap on the wrist in terms of juice.

Over/Under (O/U)

The books are fully expecting this baby to go the distance, and for PPV buyers to at least get their money’s worth. Over 10.5 Rounds (-200) is a little too pricey for my liking, but not declaring a winner, and simply playing YES (-175): FIGHT TO GO THE DISTANCE is a very strong play.

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Canelo Alvarez will meet Michael B. Jordan in Creed III (after he’s done with GGG)

A pair of trilogies for Canelo.

One of the biggest boxing series of the century is gearing up for a 2023 return. Filming for Creed III is underway and it ought to be as good as the first two installations.

One edge the trilogy might have over Creed I and II is casting. While Michael B. Jordan and Tessa Thompson are set for a return, there’s a real-life boxer apparently going to make a cameo, at the very least.

That boxer? Canelo Alvarez.

Jordan, who plays the lead role of Adonis Creed, revealed on Instagram a picture of himself and Alvarez with a caption that indicates Alvarez’s involvement in the upcoming film.

Speaking of trilogies, Canelo is a part of another one that comes much sooner.

On September 17th, he’ll face Gennady Golovkin in the ring for the third time. The first bout between the two resulted in a draw, and the second was a majority-decision win for Alvarez.

As we head into the third bout, Canelo opens up as a huge favorite (-650 at Tipico Sportsbook).

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Long-awaited Errol Spence Jr.-Terence Crawford megafight reportedly slated for November

Boxing fans rejoice!

It’s already been an exceptional year for professional boxing — Errol Spence Jr. TKO’d Yordenis Ugas, Dmitry Bivol upset Canelo Alvarez, Gervonta Davis stopped Rolly Romero early and Oleksandr Usyk put on a clinic against Anthony Joshua.

All of that is great, but it’s about to get even better.

As reported by ESPN’s Mike Coppinger, the welterweight division’s two top dogs, Errol Spence Jr. and Terence ‘Bud’ Crawford, have agreed to terms on a megafight targeted for November 19 in Las Vegas.

Both of the undefeated fighters possess belts that would presumably be put on the line — Spence owns the WBC, WBA and IBF, and Crawford the WBO.

One of the more important details mentioned in Coppinger’s report is that the agreed-to fight includes a rematch clause.

“The package includes a bilateral rematch clause that the loser will have the right to exercise, per source. If the rematch clause is triggered, the winner will earn the majority of revenue for the return bout, per sources.”

We won’t look too far ahead though. As we lock-in on the likely November 19th fight, we can expect the hype of one of the most looked-forward-to bouts in a long time, to be lived up to.

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Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua will finally face off in the ring after agreeing to December 3 fight

AJ x The Gypsy King

Fight fans, mark your calendars for December 3rd.

Right smack in the thick of the holiday season, the sport of boxing is gifting us with a match we should have gotten a long time ago.

But better late than never, right? I’m taking that approach as we gear up for a big heavyweight fight between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua.

The 32-year-old Joshua and 34-year-old Fury are two of the United Kingdom’s greatest boxers ever. They shared more than a few verbal jabs at one another throughout the years, and while they may or may not be in their prime at this point, the bout will undoubtedly get all fight fans into seats.

The fight surely comes at an odd time. Fury, while still the WBC heavyweight champion, has bounced in and out of retirement over the past months, and Joshua is coming off of his second-straight loss (both to Oleksandr Usyk).

Nevertheless, the two heavy hitters will meet at Principality Stadium in Cardiff.

Both the build-up and the actual fight should be well worth the wait.

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Andy Ruiz Jr. vs. Luis Ortiz odds, picks and predictions

Breaking down Sunday’s Andy Ruiz Jr. vs. Luis Ortiz heavyweight fight, with boxing odds, expert picks and predictions.

In a 12-round heavyweight bout, Andy Ruiz Jr. and Luis Ortiz meet Sunday at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles. The card is scheduled to begin at 9 p.m. ET on FOX Sports Pay-per-view. Below, we analyze the Ruiz Jr. vs. Ortiz odds and lines, with expert boxing picks and predictions.

Ruiz Jr. stunned the world with an upset win over Anthony Joshua at Madison Square Garden in New York back in June 2019. It was even more surprising because Ruiz took the fight on short notice. However, he was not in the greatest of shape for in the rematch 6 months later and lost the belt via unanimous decision in in Saudi Arabia.

Ruiz bounced back, apparently hungry to get a chance at the belt again, topping Chris Arreola via unanimous decision in Carson, Calif., in May 2021.

The 43-year-old Ortiz won his past 2 fights, defeating Alexander Flores (November 2020) and Charles Martin (January 2022). The win over Martin was a TKO victory on New Year’s Day in Hollywood, Fla.

Ortiz needed the assistance of the judges to determine a winner in just 1 of his previous 9 fights, a unanimous-decision victory over Christian Hammer in Brooklyn back in March 2019. Ortiz has 7 KO/TKO wins during the span, and a TKO loss to Deontay Wild in March 2018.

Ruiz Jr. vs. Ortiz odds and lines

Odds provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds hub for a full list. Lines last updated at 1:19 a.m. ET.

  • Fight result (2-way line): Ruiz Jr. -420 (bet $420 to win $100) | Ortiz +270 (bet $100 to win $270)
  • Over/Under: 9.5 rounds (Over +105 | Under -145)
  • Will the fight go the distance? (Yes +155 | No -240)

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Ruiz Jr. vs. Ortiz picks and predictions

Records: Ruiz Jr. (34-2-0, 22 KOs) | Ortiz (33-2-0, 28 KOs)

Fight result (2-way line or money line)

Ruiz Jr. (-420) – also known as “The Destroyer” – will cost you more than 4 times your potential return betting him straight up. He has been a title holder, but his past 2 fights have been rather mediocre. He was out of shape in the rematch with Joshua, and he did the bare minimum to get by Arreola last time out in May.

ORTIZ (+270) is a power puncher, and that’s dangerous for Ruiz. The former champ isn’t going to be able to just sleep walk through this one. Ortiz is going to bring the fight to him early and often, looking to put the Ruiz to sleep. The value play is taking a chance on ORTIZ (+270), but don’t get carried away.

Over/Under (O/U)

Ruiz has had a penchant for going the distance lately, with just 2 of his past 8 fights ending inside the distance. Ortiz is the complete opposite as he looks to inflict pain early. He is a punching machine, who doesn’t like to leave his fate in the hands of the judges.

UNDER 9.5 ROUNDS (-145) is worth a small-unit play.

I like Ortiz to win, and if he wins, it will be by way of knockout.

No (-240): Fight to go the distance is too expensive, so don’t bother with that market.

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4 boxing matches that should have you glued to your couch throughout September

Canelo-GGG Part 3 is just one of the boxing matches to get hyped for in September.

August was a good month for the sport of boxing.

Teofimo Lopez returned to form with a TKO victory over Pedro Campa, and Oleksandr Usyk defeated Anthony Joshua for the second time in as many fights.

That said, September’s fights will be even better.

Beginning this Sunday, each weekend of the month will provide fans the treat of watching some of the very best fighters that the sport has to offer.

Ready to see a third Canelo-GGG fight? It’s on the way. Want to see two heavyweights try to take one another’s head off? Ruiz-Ortiz will take care of that. Or maybe you’ll be tuning into Shields-Marshall to see two of the best women boxers in the world.

Boxing will have you covered this month.

All odds via Tipico Sportsbook

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