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Author: Luke Irwin

The Ecstasy of Gold: 5 Best Title Fights of the Weekend

  The championship fight. The pinnacle of achievement across combat sports for centuries. A premiere attraction that draws millions every year. But not all title bouts are created equally. So which title bouts every week are the ones to watch? We’ll look over every title fight from across the combat sports landscape and give you the five best based on five criteria:   Competitiveness: Is this an even matchup? Or just a warm body to throw at a champion? It’s a title fight, so we want the best possible at that division in that promotion. Excitement: How exciting will...

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The Monday (or Tuesday) Bulletin

  A quick snapshot at the week that was.   Biggest Upset: Kiko Martinez +1750 over Kid Galahad   Notable New Champions: Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship Cruiserweight Champion: Lorenzo Hunt IBF World Featherweight Champion: Kiko Martinez WBC World Female Junior Lightweight Champion: Alycia Baumgardner IBO World Female Junior Lightweight Champion: Alycia Baumgardner WBC International Light Heavyweight Champion: Shakan Pitters Enfusion World Welterweight Champion: Endy Semeleer   Going Forward: The Sweet Science: In a contest that should surely make Jake Dempsey and Gene Tunney proud, former all-stars in their respective sports Frank Gore and Deron Williams are going to square...

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Golden Boy on DAZN: Munguia vs. Rosado Picks

  WBO Intercontinental Middleweight Championship: Jaime Munguia (c) (37-0) vs. Gabriel Rosado (26-13-1) Luke Irwin: Rosado is such an interesting fighter. He wasn’t massaged through the ranks, he came up fighting anybody, anytime, anywhere, and taking his lumps for it. He’s fought world champions and Hall of Famers regularly. Jermell Charlo, GGG, Quillin, Lemieux, Clottey, and in November, a heartbreaking split-decision loss to Daniel Jacobs. After that fight, he was slated to be cannon-fodder for undefeated, heavy-handed Olympic silver medalist Bektemir Melikuziev in June. He responded by knocking the blue-chipper out flat on his face in the third. That...

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The Betting Window for November 12-14

  Here at Undercard Superstar, we’re in the business of your business! Just follow our sound betting advice, and you too wouldn’t have to hire a masked man to Nancy Kerrigan a teammate for playing time! As usual, we’ll take a hundred dollars and divide it among five fights. Let’s make some cashola.   Arlene Blencowe -385 over Pam Sorenson ($10) Kid Galahad -1800 over Kiko Martinez ($60) Jaime Munguia -750 over Gabriel Rosado ($20) Ben Rothwell -160 over Marcos Rogerio De Lima ($5) Andrea Lee +105 over Cynthia Calvillo ($5)   If there’s anything you can count on,...

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