On Saturday, the sport’s top-ranked boxers meet in a 12-round bout when Brandon Figueroa meets Stephen Fulton. It will be for WBC and WBO super-bantamweight crowns. Both fighters are putting in impressive performances. Fulton, ranked second-best junior featherweight by BoxRec was able to retain his WBO super bantamweight title with a unanimous victory over Angelo Leo. Figueroa is the No. According to BoxRec Figueroa, the No.1 super bantamweight, defeated Luis Nery during the seventh round to win the WBC super-bantamweight title and retain his WBA (Regular Super Bantamweight) title.
Action on the main deck will begin at 9:00 p.m. ET on Showtime. The headliners will start at 11:30 p.m. ET at Dolby Live Las Vegas Park MGM. Fulton is currently at -330 (risk 330 to win $100), and Figueroa has been upgraded to a +260 underdog according to the latest Fulton Vs. Figueroa odds. The over-under for the total rounds is 10.5. Before you lock in any Figueroa or Fulton picks Check out the boxing predictions and betting advice of Brandon Wise, SportsLine expert.
Wise, the CBS Sports combat sport editor, is an experienced boxing analyst. Three weeks ago, he correctly called a stoppage in the middle of rounds No. Saul’s rounds 10 and 12 “Canelo”Caleb Plant vs Alvarez in their super middleweight unification bout. The proposition selection paid +450. Wise also correctly called it 9.5 rounds (-125) because Alvarez beat Plant in Round 11. His excellent 2021 boxing record includes calling Jamel Herring (+105), to defeat Carl Frampton (125) in April.
Now that Saturday’s fight is near, Wise analyzed Figueroa and Fulton from all angles and identified the best value in the boxing odds. SportsLine can only show you his highly confident prop bets, and money-line picks.
Why Fulton is worth supporting
Wise points out that Fulton, 27, has a long and impressive record. He has won 19 fights, eight of which were by knockout. Fulton made his professional debut against Isaac Badger on October 14, 2014. Fulton signed with Premier Boxing Champions after he won the fight by TKO (second round). He went on to win six more victories by stoppage over the next five-years.
Fulton won the IBO super bantamweight title with a unanimous decision win over Paulus Ambunda in his 16th fight. After defeating Isaac Avelar in six rounds in August 2019, Fulton faced Arnold Khegai to compete for the vacant WBO Inter-Continental Super Bantamweight title. Arnold Khegai will face Fulton on Jan. 25, 2020. He won the bout unanimously.
Why Figueroa should be supported
Figueroa, like Fulton has been a dominant fighter. In his last ten fights, he has recorded eight knockout victories. In his last fight, in May 2021 he defeated Luis Nery at 2:18 of the seventh round to win WBC super-bantamweight and retain the WBA (Regular), super bantamweight crown. Figueroa had retained his super bantamweight title eight months prior with a TKO to Damien Vazquez in the 10th round.
Figueroa’s only negative was November 2019, when he was split decision drew with Julio Ceja. He retained his WBA (Regular Super Bantamweight) crown. Figueroa made his pro debut in 2015, and he won his first 20 bouts prior to the draw with Ceja. So who is Wise backing him? He only shares his most prized picks here.
How to make Figueroa picks vs. Fulton
Wise enjoys the over 10.5 rounds. Wise also has a strong money line pick and a pair must-see prop betting bets. SportsLine is the only place to see these picks..
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