Martin vs Felix Jr. Headlines Week in Boxing
Marshall vs Hermans Tops Solid Undercard
Sandor-Felix Bout to Watch
It’s a quiet week in the world of boxing, but our best boxing predictions look at the Sandor Martin vs Jose Felix Jr. fight on Friday.
The super lightweight fight features Martin, who is in the top-10 rankings and he’s looking to score his 40th professional win.
Bettors also have the Savannah Marshall vs Femke Hermans women’s middleweight fight on Saturday to wager on. The main event features a solid undercard.
Martin Rising in the Ranks
Sandor Martin has risen to a top-five position in the super lightweight ranks and a world title shot isn’t far away.
The Spaniard scored an upset win over Mikey Garcia in October last year and he’s facing a much easier opponent for the vacant WBA International belt.
The 39-2 fighter isn’t an explosive knockout puncher with just 13 knockouts from 41 fights, but he’s a volume puncher and that was evident against Garcia.
He scored a 97-93, 97-93, 95-95 majority decision victory against a 40-1 fighter, so his class stands out against Jose Felix Jr.
A Mexican fighter with a 39-5-1 record, Felix doesn’t have nearly the same experience as Martin and we could find that out in the first few rounds.
Felix isn’t one of our boxing betting tips and we’d be surprised if he went the full 10 rounds, despite Martin not being a knockout boxer.
The 29-year-old owns 30 knockout wins from 45 fights, but he hasn’t been able to beat many decent fighters. Most of his wins have come against unknowns, with the exception being a close victory against Ricky Sismundo in 2016.
Felix was knocked down in the first round against Tyrone McKenna last year before losing via unanimous decision. However, he knocked McKenna to the canvas with a powerful body shot in the third round, so Martin will need to be aware.
It’s Martin’s fight to lose and he shouldn’t have any problems beating a guy that has yet to break into the world’s top 100 in the lightweight rankings.
Unbeaten Record on Line for Marshall
Savannah Marshall had a long amateur boxing career before turning pro in 2017. It was a smart move as the Brit has yet to suffer defeat.
In Saturday’s main event at Newcastle Arena in the United Kingdom, Marshall takes on tough Belgium fighter Femke Hermans for the WBO world middleweight title.
It’s a title Marshall defended last year when knocking out Maria Lindberg in the first round. It was a dominant performance from the champion, who again defended her title against Lolita Muzeya with a knockout punch.
Nine of her 11 wins have ended prematurely, which is a dangerous sign for Hermans. She is one of the more dangerous women’s fighters and that’s evident with the pro boxing odds.
Marshall is the short-priced favorite to retain her unbeaten record against Hermans, who has bounced back from consecutive defeats in 2020.
Hermans lost to Claressa Shields and Elin Cederroos, but she comes off three consecutive victories so her confidence levels should be up.
However, Marshall is one of our best boxing predictions for the week and she should have no problem improving to 12-0. She is a rising star in the sport and the “Silent Assassin” could make some noise.
She headlines the card, which also includes Florian Marku vs Chris Jenkins and Nathan Gorman vs Scott Alexander.