MGM Grand, Las Vegas, NV
Manny Pacquiao (54-4-2) vs. Juan Manuel Marquez (54-6-1)
Boxing 360’s pick: Three fights. Three inconclusive battles. Marquez is getting bigger. Manny is getting slower. This could be a battle for the ages. Give us Pacquiao in one last glorious stand as he knocks out Marquez late.
Miguel Vazquez (32-3) vs. Mercito Gesta (26-0-1)
Boxing 360’s pick: This is Gesta’s time to shine. He has been dying for a shot at the big time and now he gets it. Gesta over the offensively inactive Garcia by unanimous decision.
Yuriorkis Gamboa (21-0) vs. Michael Farenas (34-3-4)
Boxing 360’s pick: Gamboa may be rusty but he won;t be losing any time soon to the Farenas’ of the world. 50 Cent didn’t pick up this contract to blow it in the first fight. Gamboa by knockout.
Javier Fortuna (20-0) vs. Patrick Hyland (27-0)
Boxing 360’s pick: Patrick Hyland has one chance. When he is hurt, and he will be, Fortuna will open up and be vulnerable to attack. If Hyland can’t get him then, he’s done for. Fortuna in 5.
MCH Messecenter, Herning, Denmark
Mikkel Kessler (45-2) vs. Brian Magee (36-4-1)
Boxing 360’s pick: Brian Magee on his best day can’t beat Mikkel Kessler. Why would he today? Kessler by unanimous decision.
Temple’s McGonigle Hall, Philadelphia, PA
Bryant Jennings (15-0) vs. Bowie Tupou (22-2)
Boxing 360’s pick: I can’t make up my mind about Jennings. I’m taking him in this one because it’s obvious but I don;t know what to make of this fighter. That said, Jennings in a boring unanimous decision.
Jerry Belmontes (17-0) vs. Teon Kennedy (17-2-2)
Boxing 360’s pick: Call it a gut feeling but we are taking Teon Kennedy by surprise knockout.
Orange County Fairgrounds, Costa Mesa, CA
Luis Ramos (23-0) vs. Ricardo Williams (20-3)
Boxing 360’s pick: This could be a fun fight that seesaws until the end. We like Luis Ramos but Williams will give him a run for his money. Ramos in a barnburner but don;t hold me to it.