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Josh Warrington vs Luis Alberto Lopez Prediction and Odds | Boxing Dec 10

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Saturday’s Josh Warrington vs Luis Alberto Lopez showdown in Leeds presents an intriguing clash of styles between a power-punching Mexican and a tactical European. WagerTalk boxing handicapper Kevin Dolan shares his thoughts on the matchup.

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Josh Warrington vs Luis Alberto Lopez Betting Odds

Saturday, December 10 IBF Boxing Betting Notes
Josh Warrington: -140
Luis Alberto Lopez: +110
Total: 10.5 Rounds (Over -235 / Under +180)
Venue: First Direct Arena in Leeds, England (Odds Above Courtesy of DraftKings)
Time: Estimated Fight Time is 5pm ET / 2pm PT

Josh Warrington vs Luis Alberto Lopez Analysis

The Leeds Warrior returns this Saturday in his home city to take on tough Mexican fighter Luis Alberto Lopez in First Direct Arena.

Warrington regained his IBF featherweight world title back in March of this year with a seventh-round stoppage against incredibly tough Spaniard Kiko Martinez, and will look to put back-to-back victories together this weekend for the first time since 2019.

This will be Luis Alberto Lopez’s second fight over in the UK after brutally stopping Tyson Fury’s stablemate, Isaac Lowe, last December.

Lopez Looking To Make It Two-From-Two In England

The previously-undefeated Isaac Lowe went into last year’s contest against Luis Alberto Lopez as the prohibitive -400 favorite. With Warrington only coming in as the -140 favorite ahead of this one, that performance last year certainly shows the bookmakers are respecting Lopez a lot more this time around in what will be his second visit to the UK.

Lopez put Lowe down three times in that fight, eventually finishing him with a brutal body shot in the seventh round. With his efficient heavy-handed style, he could make it a very tough night’s work for Josh Warrington in this one also.

Mexican Nightmare For Warrington

Josh Warrington will no doubt be all too aware of the last time he faced an unheralded Mexican fighter, as he got absolutely destroyed against Mauricio Lara back in February of last year.

Warrington suffered multiple injuries in that fight, but in the Englishman’s defense, he came right back and ordered an immediate rematch against his conqueror, which ended prematurely with a disappointing clash of heads in the second round just as things looked to be getting warmed up.

Josh Warrington vs Luis Alberto Lopez Prediction

Josh Warrington fights in a particular offensively minded pattern, but against Luis Alberto Lopez this weekend, I highly doubt he’ll opt to go full guns blazing in this one and risk getting stopped for the second time in his career.

The advantages he does possess over Lopez in this fight are pronounced, however, and his speed advantage is huge as Lopez is often guilty of squaring up and planting his feet, looking to deliver those big power shots. That is something Warrington can take advantage of this weekend.

Lopez’s output is just too low volume to win a decision here against Warrington on Saturday, especially in the champion’s home city of Leeds. He will likely need a knockout in this one.

While that’s possible given Warrington’s vulnerabilities in the past, it’s more likely Warrington has learned from his mistakes last time out and will look to ambush Lopez in this one, leading to a wide points decision win for the English fighter this weekend.

Take Josh Warrington to win by decision (+110) this Saturday against Luis Alberto Lopez in Leeds. For more free boxing picks, visit WagerTalk’s Free Picks page.

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Meet the Author

‘The sharpest sports mind in Ireland’ is how one prominent newspaper dubbed Kevin Dolan after he became the first foreigner ever to win the World Series of Handicapping tournament back in 2015. “The Irishman” made his start wagering on GAA, football, soccer and boxing, all to immense success. Since becoming a professional bettor, he has since lit up the sports betting scene in the U.S. and abroad, winning two handicapping awards and writing a best-selling book on sports handicapping named ‘The Complete Guide to Sports Betting’.

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