Ageless Manny Pacquaio steps into the ring to take on Yordenis Ugas in the lone championship fight happening on Saturday night. But even though belts aren’t on the line in this weekend’s bouts, the boxing action should be terrific. Check out Boxing odds, analysis, and a free boxing pick for seven of this Saturday’s top matches.
Boxing Events on MyBookie: Pacquiao Against Ugas Highlights Saturday Night of Action
Boxing Events on MyBookie
- When: Saturday, Aug. 21
Manny Pacquiao -355 vs Yordenis Ugas +285 – WBA Welterweight Title – 12 Rounds
Yordenis Ugas is a good boxer. He’s fought some tough guys and has skills for days. But he faces one of the most remarkable pugilists in boxing’s history on Saturday night. Manny Pacquiao has won 3 straight. He beat Keith Thurman in 2019.
Pacquiao is a tough guy and should definitely give Ugas all he can handle. However, there’s a difference between Ugas and Pac that could end the Filipino’s fighting streak. Manny has always had to beat taller, longer, boxers.
But Ugas has range like Pac hasn’t seen in, maybe, a decade. Not only that, but Ugas fought last September. If Yordenis uses his jab and tags Pacquiao when Manny becomes overly aggressive, he can win this.
Boxing Pick: Yordenis Ugas
Joey Dawejko +900 vs Zhan Kossobutskiy -2000
Kazakhstani southpaw Zhan Kossobutskiy is undefeated in 15 fights. He’s knocked out 14 of his opponents, which means he should have no trouble taking down Joey Dawejko on Saturday. If you can’t find a couple of rounds to back Kossobutskiy, consider adding the dominant boxer to a parlay.
Boxing Pick: Zhan Kossobutskiy
Jose Larduet -3500 vs Santander Silgado +1100
Like Kossobutskiy versus Dawejko, Jose Larduet should have no trouble putting a beating onto Santander Silgado. Larduet is 5-0 with 4 knockout victories. Silgado does have a 30-8 record and has won 2 straight. But neither victory impressed. Not only that, but Silgado lost 5-of-6 before the 2 match winning streak. Look for a couple of rounds for the Larduet knockout instead of backing the chalk on the moneyline.
Boxing Pick: Jose Larduet
Frank Martin -1500 vs Ryan Kielczewski +750
26-year-old Frank Martin is slowly making his way up the ranks. After beating Jerry Perez this past April, he took his record to 13-0 with 10 knockout victories. Ryan Kielczewski is 30-5 with 11 knockout wins. Kielczewski has lost 2-of-3 and hasn’t fought since last October. Here’s another bout on Saturday where boxing handicappers should look for a fight prop instead of backing the chalk on the moneyline.
Boxing Pick: Frank Martin
Julio Ceja +250 vs Mark Magsayo -310
Philippine fighter Mark Magsayo is 22-0 with 15 knockouts. Magsayo knocked out Pablo Cruz in the fourth-round in his last. Julio Ceja is a decent boxer. But he shows 2 losses and a draw in his last 3. Ceja must really step it up to beat Magsayo. We don’t see that happening.
Boxing Pick: Mark Magsayo
Carlos Castro -900 vs Oscar Escandon +450
26-5 with 18 knockouts, Oscar Escandon broke a 3 fight losing streak in his last when knocking out Jhack Tepoura in the first-round of their scheduled 10-round bout. But although Escandon looked good, he won’t parlay the victory into a win over 26-0 Carlos Castro. The 27-year-old has quickly become one of the better bantamweights in the division. Castro should have no trouble winning this. Look for a decent boxing prop.
Boxing Pick: Carlos Castro
Victor Ortiz +125 vs Robert Guerrero -145 – Welterweight – 10 Rounds
A couple of warriors head into the ring in what should be an excellent bout. Victor Ortiz is 32-6-3 with 25 knockout wins. Robert Guerrero has won 20 of his 36 victories via KO or TKO. Guerrero, like Ortiz, shows 6 losses. Guerrero has won 3 straight, which is why he’s the slight favorite over Ortiz. Not only that, but Ortiz hasn’t fought since 2018. The chalk takes this.
Boxing Pick: Robert Guerrero