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Makabu vs. Mchunu odds, picks: Esteemed boxing expert gives top picks for Jan. 19 cruiserweight title fight

CBS boxing analyst Brian Campbell released his selections for Saturday's 12-round championship fight
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WBC cruiserweight champion Ilunga "Junior" Makabu defends his title Saturday night against challenger Thabiso Mchunu in the main event of a boxing card in Warren, Ohio. The main card is set for 8 p.m. ET from Packard Music Hall and is headlined by this 12-round title unification fight.

Makabu is a -135 betting favorite (risk $135 to win $100), while Mchunu is offered at +115 (risk $100 to win $115) in the latest Caesars Sportsbook boxing odds for Saturday's main event. The over-under for total rounds completed is 10.5, with the over favored at -125 and the under offered at +105.

Before making any picks of your own for Makabu vs. Mchunu on Saturday night, make sure you see the boxing predictions and betting advice from CBS combat sports analyst Brian Campbell.

Campbell is the CBS Sports senior insider for all things combat and widely considered one of the most knowledgeable boxing analysts working today. His resume includes working as a host and analyst on Showtime boxing cards and he also co-hosts the popular Morning Kombat podcast with fellow CBS combat expert Luke Thomas.

Campbell has a long history of winning boxing selections and is coming off another profitable year in 2021. The highlights included specifically calling for a third-round stoppage by Canelo Alvarez against Avni Yildirim last February. He also predicted a stoppage in Rounds 10-12 for Alvarez against Caleb Plant in November and Alvarez delivered in Round 11. Anyone who has consistently followed Campbell's boxing picks is WAY UP!! 

Makabu (28-2, 25 KOs) and Mchunu (23-5, 13 KOs) are meeting for the second time. The combatants engaged in a slugfest in May 2015 that saw Makabu earn a win by 11th-round stoppage. He went on to become a world champion, while Mchunu has worked his way back into contention for a title shot with four consecutive victories. 

We can tell you Campbell likes the under 10.5 rounds (+105) for Makabu vs. Mchunu and he's also found a critical X-factor that has him confidently jumping on one side of the money line! You ABSOLUTELY need to see Campbell's boxing picks before making any of your own!

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