There has been a bit of a schism in Vargas’ game of late, as he doesn’t use the best tactics. He seems to eschew his length and boxing ability by lying on the inside too much. That would seem to be an issue in this fight against the more-wooden and aging Soto, where a more-mobile approach would be the best route to victory. Does this style matchup make Soto’s big dog price more attractive? LL has the boxing pick!
Vasyl Lomachenko takes on Anthony Crolla in defense of his WBO and WBA Lightweight Titles at Staples Center in Los Angeles on April 12. Get my fight analysis with prediction on the winner and the distance.
England’s Anthony Joshua defends his world heavyweight titles against American contender Jarrell Miller on June 1 at Madison Square Garden. Get boxing expert Loot Levinson’s take on the fight and his suggestion on how you should bet the bout.
Canelo Alvarez and Daniel Jacobs meet on May 4 in a middleweight title-unification bout. This has the makings of a nice matchup, as Canelo takes on a real gem in Jacobs, a fighter whose size and power would appear to represent a threat to the favored Alvarez, 28. Get my betting insight on the fight as I break down each fighter’s strengths and weaknesses as well as my prediction to win.
James DeGale battles countryman Chris Eubank, Jr. is a super middleweight bout from the O2 Arena on February 23. This is a high-stakes domestic battle, reminiscent of some of England’s great 168-pound battles of the 80’s and 90’s—some of which involved Eubank, Jr’s father. Expert boxing analyst Loot Levinson evaluates both fighters and gives out his pick to win.