Boxing

August 11th, 2014
Miguel

The StubHub Center in Carson, California will host a clash of undefeated welterweights as American Shawn Porter (24-0) takes on Britain’s Kell Brook (31-0) for Porter’s IBF Welterweight title this Saturday night (Aug. 16, 2014). The oddsmakers at 5Dimes Sportsbook have Porter installed as the favorite, paying (-280) with Brook returning (+220). This match has…

August 8th, 2014
Miguel

Iconic Filippino boxer Manny Pacquiao returns to the ring to face Chris Algieri this coming November 22nd, in Macau, China. The opening line at 5Dimes Sportsbook sees Pac-man a massive (-1500) favorite over the upstart Algieri, who is returning (+700). There is no doubt that Chris Algieri is writing a storybook career for himself so…

August 7th, 2014
Miguel

Legendary boxer Bernard Hopkins has signed to take on Sergey Kovalev this coming November 8th. For Hopkins, Who will be two months short of his fiftieth birthday come fight time, it is the most dangerous opponent he has faced in a long time. In Hopkins’ last outing against Beibut Shumenov, a rugged eastern European with…

August 6th, 2014
Miguel

The Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn New York this coming Saturday night, August 9th will see world ranked light welterweights Lamont Peterson and Danny Garcia step into the ring in big mismatches. Looking at the lines at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Peterson (-3000) is a huge favorite over Edgar Santana (+1500), while Danny Garcia is an even bigger…

August 2nd, 2014
Miguel

Tonight (Saturday, August 2, 2014) in Las Vegas, welterweights Brandon Rios and Diego Gabriel Chaves clash over 10 rounds on the undercard of the Jessie Vargas vs Anton Novikov WBA World Light Welterweight title bout. Rios, who is 31-2-1 has lost two fights in a row, but he is favored this Saturday at (-170), with the comeback on Chaves…

July 30th, 2014
Miguel

Floyd Mayweather Jr and Marcos Maidana meet at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas this fall (September 13, 2014) in a re-match that is unlikely to finish the same way as the first bout. Right now at 5Dimes Sportsbook, ‘Money’ Mayweather is a huge (-900) favorite, with the return on Maidana sitting at (+600). The…

July 24th, 2014
Miguel

New York City’s famous Madison Square Garden will host the return of Kazakh fighting machine Gennady Golovkin this coming Saturday (July 26, 2014) as he takes on Danny Geale in defense of his IBF and WBA World Middleweight titles. Golovkin, whose bludgeoning attack saw him win multiple ‘Fighter of the Year’ awards in 2013, is…

July 22nd, 2014
Miguel

Tonight (July 26, 2014), the Phones 4u Arena in Manchester, England will play host to a Heavyweight match between Tyson Fury and Dereck Chisora that has British, European and International Titles on the line.  Right now, 5Dimes Sportsbook has Fury installed as a (-230) favorite over fellow countryman Chisora, who returns (+190). The bout is…

July 3rd, 2014
Miguel

Update: This fight was cancelled due to promoter issues This Sunday, July 6th in Grozny, Russia, a Heavyweight boxing match-up takes place between veterans Fres Oquendo and Ruslan Chagaev for the vacant WBA Heavyweight Title. As we close in on the fight, 5Dimes Sportsbook has Chagaev a big (-1050) favorite over Oquendo, who returns (+550)….

July 2nd, 2014
Miguel

This coming Friday (July 4, 2014), veteran Michael Katsidis returns to the ring in his hometown of Toowoomba, Australia to take on The UK’s Graham Earl for the vacant German World Boxing Union Light Welterweight title. The books have Katsidis a massive (-2000) favorite over Graham, who is returning around 10 to 1 at (+1000)….

June 26th, 2014
Miguel

Former WBA Lightweight Champion Ricky Burns returns to the ring this Friday, June 27th in Glasgow, Scotland, where he faces Dejan Zlaticanin in an eliminator for the WBC World Lightweight title. As we close in on the fight, Burns is a huge (-1000) favorite over Zlaticanin, who returns at (+650). Zlaticanin is a southpaw from…

June 24th, 2014
Miguel

This coming Saturday night, June 28th Cuba’s Yuriorkis Gamboa takes on the USA’s Terence Crawford for his WBO Lightweight title at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Nebraska. Right now, Crawford, the hometown fighter, is favored at (-210) over Gamboa, who returns at (+175) according to 5Dimes SportsBook. Crawford has been a hot name in the…

June 20th, 2014
Miguel

This Saturday June 21st from the StubHub Center in Carson, California, Showtime airs a boxing card featuring two welterweight battles as Robert ‘The Ghost’ Guerrero faces Yoshihiro Kamegai and Devon Alexander takes on Jesus Soto Karass. With less than a week before the fight, 5Dimes Sportsbook has Guerrero and Alexander as big favorites. Guerrero opens…

June 20th, 2014
Miguel

This weekend at Carson, California’s StubHub center undefeated (24-0) Featherweight Gary Russell Jr faces his most difficult test to date as he faces Ukrainian Vasyl Lomachenko for the vacant WBO Featherweight title in the main event of a card that also features Devon Alexander and Robert ‘The Ghost’ Guerrero. The sport books have set Vasyl…

June 3rd, 2014
Miguel

June 7th is the date for the Middleweight battle between Miguel Cotto and Sergio Martinez at New York’s venerable Madison Square Garden. Cotto originally opened as the underdog at (+180) despite fighting in his adopted home of New York. Martinez was initially (-240) as the favorite when the bout was announced. The question is, is…

May 19th, 2014
Miguel

This past Saturday night (May 17, 2014) at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada, legendary Mexican boxer Juan Manuel Marquez added to his decorated resume by winning the WBO International Welterweight title by Unanimous Decision over Mikey Alvarado. The fight started out slow before heating up and turning into a real war that saw both men…

May 16th, 2014
Miguel

This Saturday, May 17th, the The Inglewood Forum will host a 12 round welterweight fight between historic champion Juan Manuel Marquez and Mike Alvarado.  Right now, the book at 5Dimes has Marquez favored at (-240), with the comeback on Alvarado at (+200). Marquez is a certain Hall of Famer, as his 55-7-1 career record has seen…

May 4th, 2014
Miguel

London’s Wembley Stadium will be the scene on May 31st for an all-British Super Middleweight bout between Carl Froch and George Groves. The two met once before, in November of 2013 and Froch was a wide favorite for that fight. Groves promptly dropped Froch in the opening round and he fought Froch tooth and nail…

May 4th, 2014
Miguel

Going into last night’s Floyd Mayweather-Marcos Maidana match at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Mayweather was up to a 10-1 favorite at 5Dimes Sportsbook, with little chance being given to the Argentine Maidana. Maidana more than made a fight out of it, he clearly felt he won the fight, and both fighters as well…

May 2nd, 2014
Miguel

This Saturday May 3rd, at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada, undefeated (45-0) world pound for pound number one Floyd Mayweather enters the ring to face Marcos Maidana.  At 5Dimes Sportsbook, Mayweather is a (-1100) favorite over Maidana, who returns at (+700). Now that fight week is actually here, it is hard to see money coming…

May 2nd, 2014
Miguel

The feature fight on this weekend’s Mayweather-Maidana card is also in the welterweight division as Britain’s Amir Khan takes on veteran Luis Collazo.  Right now, Khan is favored at (-360) with the comeback on Collazo at (+220) at 5Dimes Sportsbook in a match that may see the winner stepping up to take on Floyd Mayweather…

April 12th, 2014
Miguel

Manny Pacquiao will be returning to action on April 12th with a match at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas against Timothy Bradley.  It’s a rematch, and the bout comes 22 months after Bradley was able to upset Pacquiao via Split Decision at the same MGM Grand.  It has been a long 22 months and a lot has changed for both…

February 6th, 2014
Miguel

Manny Pacquiao will be returning to action on April 12th with a match at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas against Timothy Bradley. It is a rematch, and the bout comes 22 months after Bradley was able to upset Pacquiao via Split Decision at the same venue. In that long 22 months, a…

January 28th, 2014
Miguel

Gennady Golovkin enters 2014 as one of the hottest names in boxing after a 2013 that saw him go 4-0 all the while defending his WBA and IBO World Middleweight titles.  GGG returns this weekend, on February 1st with a match in Monaco against Osumanu Adama in which the line sees Golovkin a massive (-7000) favorite, with…

December 15th, 2013
Miguel

Last night (Dec. 14, 2013), at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, boxer Adrien Broner was dismantled by veteran Marcos Maidana in a 12 round decision that saw Broner maybe win two rounds. The boxing world had heard the Broner hype now for a while, because with his big mouth, Broner had been saying it…

December 6th, 2013
Miguel

With the recent Manny Pacquiao fight, and Floyd Mayweather Jr. still looking for his next opponent, there is a tendency to think there is a void in boxing. But that isn’t the case, as the first weekend of December is packed with solid matchups. Let’s take a look. Tomorrow night (December 7, 2013) Felix Sturm…

November 24th, 2013
Miguel

This past Saturday night (Nov. 24, 2013), from Macau, China, iconic boxer Manny Pacquiao made his return to the ring after a layoff of nearly a year. He was impressive and efficient in winning a Unanimous Decision over a very tough and determined Brandon Rios. Rios was way too slow, evoking memories of Pacquiao’s win…

November 23rd, 2013
Miguel

This weekend (Nov. 23, 2013), the eyes of the boxing world will be focused on Macao, China and the highly anticipated match between Manny Pacquiao and Brandon Rios. Though this does not feel like a Pacquiao fight when he was at his peak 2-3 years ago, it is still a huge fight and a lot…

October 26th, 2013
Miguel

Tonight, from Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, future Hall of Fame boxer and multi-time world champion Bernard Hopkins defends his current IBF Lightheavyweight title as a huge (-1000) favorite over challenger Karo Murat, who returns at (+650). The big story here is that Hopkins is 48 years old, and he still competes at a high…

October 22nd, 2013
Miguel

On November 22nd, Manny Pacquiao returns to fight Brandon Rios at the Cotai Arena in Macao, China. Right now, Pacquiao sits as a strong (-450) favorite, with the comeback on Rios at (+360) on 5Dimes Sportsbook. Do not expect the line to move much, as Rios is not a huge draw and few experts see…

October 13th, 2013
Miguel

Last night (Oct. 12, 2013), at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada Timothy ‘Desert Storm’ Bradley retained his WBO Welterweight title with a Split Decision win over Mexican superstar Juan Manuel Marquez. Though the scores of 115-113-113-115 and 116-112 are very close and it was a well fought, strategic fight, I was…

October 12th, 2013
Miguel

Timothy Bradley and Juan Manuel Marquez meet tonight (Sat. Oct. 12, 2013) at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The bout has been at near pick ’em odds throughout most of the last few months, however as fight night is here, 5DIMES Sportsbook has Marquez as a slight favorite at (-140) with…

September 29th, 2013
Miguel

The all-British Heavyweight boxing clash between Tyson Fury and David Haye originally scheduled for September 28th has been postponed until February of 2014. Both fighters have reputations as trash talkers, and Haye pulling out of the fight with less than two weeks to go due to a cut will surely add fuel to Tyson Fury’s…

September 27th, 2013
Miguel

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr returns to the ring this weekend (Sept. 28, 2013) as he faces Brian Vera at the StubHub Center in Carson, California. Chavez  is a massive (-1250) favorite at 5DIMES, with the comeback on Vera hovering around (+800). For Chavez, it is the start of a comeback after a year suspension that…

September 15th, 2013
Miguel

Last night (Sept. 14, 2013), Las Vegas hosted the boxing match of the year as #1 pound for pound boxer in the world, Floyd Mayweather used his speed and precision to dominate Mexican star Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez.  Mayweather outboxed ‘Canelo’ the entire match, as the Mexican star appeared to grow more and more frustrated with…

September 14th, 2013
Miguel

This weekend, Las Vegas and the world will watch Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez challenge current boxing pound for pound kingpin Floyd Mayweather Jr in what is the biggest match of the year.  The numbers alone are staggering, as Mayweather is set to make at least $42 million for the fight, and Alvarez  is certainly looking at…

June 25th, 2013
Adam Martin.

Anderson Silva has a desire to face a certain Jones, but it’s not UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones. The UFC middleweight champion and pound-for-pound great was on today’s UFC 162 media call and let it known that he still has a desire to fight Jones, a boxer who has won titles in numerous weight…