Best Boxing Matches to Bet on in April 2021

| March 30, 2021 2:48 am PDT

With March now in the dust, it’s time to move our attention towards the best boxing matches to bet on in April 2021.

The boxing calendar for April is solid, with some decent fights set to go down. There are a few world titles on the line, as well as a celebrity boxing match to bet on if that’s your thing.

Not everyone will be looking to gamble on Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren, of course, but I have the details below for anyone that will be.

Let’s get my list of boxing matches to bet on in April fired up with a potential war in the super featherweight division.

Jamel Herring vs. Carl Frampton

  • When: April 3, 2021
  • Where: Caesar’s Palace, Dubai
  • For: WBO Super Featherweight Title

Herring takes on Frampton in the first of two major fights pushed back from February to April.

Not only has the date for Herring vs. Frampton changed a few times, but the venue has been moved from several different countries. 

The world title scrap was initially penciled in for Belfast in early 2020, then the United States, before being moved to The Copper Box Arena in London.

An injury sustained by Frampton led to the fight being postponed once again, with the fight now set to take place in Dubai on April 3.

This will be the first time both men have competed in the Arabian Peninsula. If the fight turns out to be a good one, it might not be the last time we see Frampton and Herring in the Emirates. 

If you’re looking to bet on Herring vs. Frampton, the top boxing betting sites have odds for the fight.

Of all the big boxing matches to bet on in April, I have a feeling that this one might be better than most think.

Frampton could make history by winning a third world title.

Conor Benn vs. Samuel Vargas

  • When: April 10, 2021
  • Where: London, UK (Venue TBC)
  • For: WBA Continental (Europe) Welterweight Title

Conor Benn is still yet to test himself at the top level, but a win over the solid Samuel Vargas would be another step towards the big time.

Benn, son of super middleweight legend Nigel, puts a perfect 17-0 record on the line on April 10 in London.

As of the time of writing, no venue has been confirmed. But the fight will go ahead in the English capital. 

In addition to his “0,” Benn will be defending his WBA Continental (Europe) welterweight title for the fourth time since beating Cedrick Peynaud for the strap at the O2 in 2018.

He is coming off a decision win over former IBO welterweight champion Sebastian Formella, who went the distance with former WBC and IBF welterweight world champion Shawn Porter two months before their fight.

The jury is still out on Benn, but a win over Vargas — who counts Vergil Ortiz Jr., Amir Khan, Danny Garcia, and Errol Spence Jr. as previous opponents — would be his most important to date. 

Joe Smith Jr. vs. Maxim Vlasov

  • When: April 10, 2021
  • Where: Osage Casino, Tulsa
  • For: WBO Light-Heavyweight Title

If you’re looking to gamble on boxing matches this April, do not miss Joe Smith vs. Maxim Vlasov. I’m expecting this to be one of the most talked-about fights this spring.

Given that Smith (26-3) finally gets a shot at a world title, having seen his initial date of February 13 at the MGM Grand Conference Center in Paradise, Nevada, scrapped, it’s bound to get more attention.

Like many boxing fans, I rate Smith very highly as a fighter and as a man. His blue-collar work ethic and humble nature have long endeared the part-time construction worker to fans.

Should he pass the Vlasov test, Smith’s name will carry even more weight in the top ranks of boxing.

Joe Smith Jr. Tale of the Tape Maxim Vlasov
31 Age 34
26-3 (21 KOs) Record 45-3 (26 KOs)
6’0” Height 6’3”
74” Reach 76.5”
Orthodox Stance Orthodox
USA Nationality Russia

Vlasov (45-3) might not be as highly regarded as Bernard Hopkins, who Smith beat in B-Hop’s last fight. But he is a dangerous fighter that will have benefitted from the postponement of their fight that was initially scheduled for February.

As far as April’s best boxing matches to bet on goes, this is right up there. It should be a war between two guys that are not afraid to take the fight into the center of the ring.

Add Smith vs. Vlasov to your list of boxing bets for April 2021.

Demetrius Andrade vs. Liam Williams

  • When: April 10, 2021
  • Where: Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Florida
  • For: WBO Middleweight Title

Andrade vs. Williams is one of the top boxing matches to bet on in April 2021.

Personally, I’m sensing an upset. As good as Andrade has looked, he has been guilty of cherrypicking his opponents over the past few years.

This has, of course, led to accusations of ducking from fellow middleweights that believe “Boo Boo” is being a little too conservative with his choice of opponents.

Will Liam Williams beat Andrade? I’m seriously thinking that the Welshman could cause a big upset on the night, potentially earning his name among the top boxing bets for April.

And how awesome would it be for the Church Village lad to get his hands on the WBO middleweight strap?

Williams is the current British and WBO Inter-Continental middleweight title middleweight champion. He is a sound boxer that has lost just twice, both to Liam “Beefy” Smith, and is much improved since those defeats.

If you’re wagering on boxing fights this April, don’t miss out on this one.

Williams could be the best boxing value bet for April 2021.

Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren

  • When: April 17, 2021
  • Where: Mercedes Benz Stadium, Atlanta
  • For: N/A

So, Paul vs. Askren is almost here.

Whether you see it as a farce, a sideshow, or an opportunity to watch a bigmouth YouTuber being beaten depends on how you see things going.

Jake Paul Tale of the Tape Ben Askren
24 Age 36
2-0 Record 0-0
6’1” Height 5’10”
76” Reach 72”
USA Nationality USA

This is the most controversial boxing match to bet on in April. Mostly because, well, it’s not really a boxing match, is it?

I mean, it’s a YouTuber taking on a retired, wrestling-heavy mixed martial artist under boxing rules. I’m sure the latest odds for Paul vs. Askren are entertaining enough for some, but for others, this fight could be a great opportunity to make money.

Will Paul beat Askren? If you ask the man himself, he seems confident.

Steve Cunningham vs. Frank Mir

  • When: April 17, 2021
  • Where: Mercedes Benz Stadium, Atlanta
  • For: N/A

Antonio Tarver was forced to pull out of his fight with former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir, opening the door for Cunningham to step in.

According to reports, the Georgia Athletic & Entertainment Commission felt that Tarver didn’t meet the requirements to compete. The former multiple-time world champion and star of Rocky will be devastated, but in all reality, I’m not sure fans will feel as though they have lost out on a classic.

One of the weirdest boxing bets for April, this bout will be served on the undercard of Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.

Cunningham is now 44 and holds the distinction of previously fighting the incumbent WBC heavyweight champion, Tyson Fury. Cunningham actually dropped Fury with an overhand right in their fight back in April 2013 and will be hoping to nail the bigger man on April 17.

Regis Prograis vs. Ivan Redkach

  • When: April 17, 2021
  • Where: Mercedes Benz Stadium, Atlanta
  • For: N/A

The best fight on the Paul vs. Askren undercard by far is Prograis vs. Redkach.

Prograis is a world-class competitor that earned the WBA super lightweight title by way of a stoppage win over Kiryl Relikh in April 2019.

Prograis lost the title to Scotland’s Josh Taylor in October 2019 in the World Boxing Super Series super lightweight final, but at 32, still has plenty in the tank.

The American stopped Juan Heraldez in October and is desperate to get himself another strap before he moves up to welterweight at some point in the next 12 months.

He has identified 147-pounds as the big money division but will not be rushing headfirst into plans for an assault on the top brass.

Redkach will be slightly rusty heading into this one, but the 34-year-old will fancy his chances of an upset. If the Ukrainian beats Prograis, it will be an upset. If you are looking for big money odds for fights in April, the best boxing betting apps have odds for him to win this fight.

A win for Prograis could see him fight for another title at light-welterweight.

More Top Bets to Place in April 2021

If you are betting on boxing online in April, you have a nice few fights to gamble on. 

You also have the odds for Paul vs. Askren to consider, if that is your bag. But as a whole, there are some genuinely fun fights to get your bets on.

May 2021 is a huge month for boxing. With the best odds for Canelo vs. Saunders doing the rounds, as well Jose Ramirez vs. Josh Taylor, Katie Taylor vs. Natasha Jones,  and Dmitry Bivol vs. Craig Richards, it’s easy to get carried away.

But let me assure you that there are plenty of awesome bets to place on the fights in April. I’m not just talking about boxing, of course.

Head over to our blog and picks sections of our site for the top sports bets for April.  Feel free to see what else there is in store!

Adam Haynes
Adam Haynes

Adam is a sports writer and tipster with a strong background in MMA, boxing, and combat sports.

When Adam isn't writing about those, as well as politics, rugby, and Gaelic Games, he can be found working on methods and strategies to beat the bookies.

For his troubles, Adam is a fan of Leinster Rugby, Glasgow Celtic, and trusting the process.

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