A pair of unbeatens clash when WBC champion Brandon Figueroa meets WBO champion Stephen Fulton Jr. in a scheduled 12-round super bantamweight unification bout Saturday on Showtime. The match will be the main event at Dolby Live at the Park MGM in Las Vegas. The main card is scheduled for 9 p.m. ET with the headliners expected to reach the ring by around 11:30 p.m. ET.
Fulton is a -330 favorite (risk $330 to win $100), while Figueroa is priced at +260 in the latest Fulton vs. Figueroa odds from Caesars Sportsbook. The over-under for total rounds expected is set at 10.5. Before making any Fulton vs. Figueroa picks, make sure you check out the boxing predictions from SportsLine combat sports analyst Brandon Wise.
Wise, who is the combat sports editor for CBS Sports, is an experienced boxing analyst. Just three weeks ago, he accurately called a stoppage between rounds No. 10 and 12 for Saul "Canelo" Alvarez against Caleb Plant in their super middleweight unification bout. The proposition selection paid +450 and Wise also correctly called the fight to go over 9.5 rounds (-125) as Alvarez stopped Plant in Round 11. His strong 2021 boxing record also includes calling Jamel Herring (+105) to upset Carl Frampton (-125) in April. Anyone who has followed Wise's combat sports picks is WAY UP!
Fulton (19-0, 8 KOs) has had the tougher road to the unification bout, posting a pair of unanimous decision victories in his last two fights. Fulton defeated Arnold Khegai to win the vacant WBO Inter-Continental super bantamweight title in January 2020 and had to wait a year due to COVID-19 before being able to face Angelo Leo. He defeated Leo in January to claim the WBO super bantamweight title.
Figueroa (22-0-1, 17 KOs) has been a dominant fighter. He has posted eight knockout wins in his last 10 fights. In his last match in May 2021, he knocked out Luis Nery at the 2:18 mark of the seventh round to win the WBC super-bantamweight title and retain the WBA (Regular) super bantamweight crown. Eight months earlier, Figueroa retained his super bantamweight title with a TKO of Damien Vazquez at 1:18 of the 10th round.
With Saturday's showdown fast approaching, Wise has studied Fulton vs. Figueroa from every angle, identified the best value in the boxing odds and released his confident picks.
We can tell you he's going Over 10.5 round, and he's also locked in three other STRONG picks, including a money-line pick and a method-of-victory prop! You ABSOLUTELY need to see Wise's picks before making any of your own!
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