Tonight in HBO Championship Boxing’s main event Amir Khan will face legitimate top-10 jr. welterweight contender Danny Garcia at 11 PM ET. The British sensation Khan, 26-2, 18 KO’s, has become a megastar in recent years with All-Star trainer Freddie Roach refining his technique. The unbeaten Garcia, 23-0, 14 KO’s, is a Puerto Rican Boxer/Puncher that will be taking a step up in class when he meets the speedy Brit and has been instilled as a 5-1 underdog on the sports odds Vegas. Below is an in-depth peek from our fight picks team of experts. The Amir Khan vs Danny Garcia Odds have Garcia as a +465 ($1000 to win $4650) underdog
Fight Picks Analysis: Amir Khan’s handspeed, refelexes and footspeed are all excellent. Garcia is a game, young (24) competitor that owns consecutive wins over Erik Morales, Kendall Holt and Nate Cambell. All three of those foes were deadly punchers so Garcia has shown that he can take a bomb and keep on moving to the after party. The Philly fighter should be able to cash in for his gamblers on the OVER with cast iron chin. The Amir Khan vs Danny Garcia Odds Total is at 9.5 rounds with the Over at -135.
Khan, 25, is a fast puncher but he lacks pinpoint accuracy and one punch KO power. Garcia is not of the Mike Tyson mold when it comes to explosiveness but he can punch. Garcia is also fundamentally very sound and he is more of a counterpuncher than seek and destroy artist.
An aforementioned a play on the OVER for a flier bet is a worthy investment. Khan has the right style to beat Garcia if he stays disciplined and HBO Championship Boxing knows this as well. Khan has the heavier political contacts and should win but Garcia is in the same class as Khan despite less of a resume and athleticism. Garcia also has the size to match up with the Khan who is usually bigger than his foes but at 140 Lbs. looks about the same size as “Swift” Danny Garcia.
Fight Picks Play: Over 9.5 Rounds -130 (0.5 UNITS)