The second weekend of December is about to begin, and Matchroom Boxing has set up an exciting fight night at the First Direct Arena, in Leeds, Yorkshire, England.
The fight night will have three championship fights in the main card, but we are going to focus on the headliner match.
The main event has the IBF World Featherweight Title on the line, as the Champion, Josh Warrington, gets ready to defend the belt from the Mexican challenger, Luis Alberto “El Venado” Lopez who attempts to dethrone him in front of his home crowd.
This fight seems to be quite the contended bout, as they are both seasoned fighters, and the betting odds seem to be quite close.
Saturday, December 12th at 2:00 pm ET at the First Direct Arena, in Leeds, Yorkshire, England
Main Event Ring-walks (approx):
10:35 p.m. GMT / 5:35 p.m. ET
DAZN’s broadcast of the card will begin at 9 p.m. GMT / 4 p.m. ET due to England’s clash with France in the quarter-finals of the 2022 World Cup. The main event ring walks are scheduled for 10:35 p.m. GMT / 5:35 p.m. ET, these could change due to the length of earlier fights.
Josh Warrington -170
Luis Alberto Lopez +130
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Why Bet on Josh Warrington
Warrington’s likable manner and all-action style helped him build up an army of fans as he rose through the ranks with 30 consecutive victories.
Having secured British, Commonwealth, and European belts, the Leeds Warrior claimed this crown via a split-decision win over Lee Selby at Elland Road in May 2018.
High-profile triumphs over Carl Frampton and Kid Galahad put him on the brink of landing a mega fight in America before a surprise loss to Mauricio Lara derailed those plans.
A rematch with Lara was cut short due to a clash of heads but Warrington reclaimed this belt by stopping Kiko Martinez in the seventh round.
Why Bet on Luis Alberto Lopez
Lopez has lost a couple of decisions against Abraham Montoya and Ruben Villa but is currently on a winning run of nine and has reasons to be hopeful.
El Venado beat Andy Vences as an underdog at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas in July 2020 and also upset the undefeated Gabriel Flores via the judges’ scorecards 15 months ago.
The Mexican has experience fighting in England, handing Isaac Lowe the first loss at the York Hall in Bethnal Green last December.
Final Betting Analysis – Josh Warrington vs. Luis Alberto Lopez
The 29-year-old Luis Lopez has the better skills and overall talent to easily win this fight.
Warrington comes as a favorite but not as heavy as we are accustomed to in this kind of fight, with a -170 while his rival has +130, showing that the difference between the two fighters isn’t that great.
Lopez is fighting in Warrington’s backyard in Leeds, and he will be royally up against it with the crowd.
Apart from that, Lopez is the better fighter when you remove the fight’s location from the equation, so the Mexican Challenger is our betting pick in this match.
Go for an upset victory for Lopez at +130. If you bet 100 at +130 you’ll get $130.00 for a total payout of $230.
Warrington vs. Lopez Betting Pick: Luis Alberto “El Venado” Lopez
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