Luis Nery vs. Brandon Figueroa – May 15, 2021

| May 14, 2021 10:23 am PDT

The odds for Luis Nery vs. Brandon Figueroa might be in favor of the former. But there will be plenty of Nery vs. Figueroa bets on an upset.

The championship bout goes down this Saturday, May 15, from the Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California. It promises to be a classic encounter between two fighters with major expectations on the night.

Given the topsy-turvy year the WBC super bantamweight champion has suffered, some believe this fight could bring the Mexican’s unbeaten record to an abrupt end. Figueroa, who puts his WBA (Regular) super bantamweight title on the line, is certainly no joke. But is he capable of such a huge feat?

I’ll be looking to answer that for anyone looking to bet on Nery vs. Figueroa this weekend. You can find the best bets, predictions, and betting pick for Nery vs. Figueroa below.

Nery vs. Figueroa – Who Wins the Fight?

  • Brandon Figueroa by Decision

These are both world champions who take unbeaten records into the ring.

Both quality, with Nery being the fighter with more history behind him. Although he is a monster, my prediction for Nery vs. Figueroa is an upset win on the cards for “The Heartbreaker.”

This is a big call on my part and one that is going to require some explaining. So, if you’re looking for Nery vs. Figueroa betting tips with substance, rest assured I’ll explain my thoughts a little later.

Before we do that, allow me to introduce you to the latest odds for the fight.

Latest Odds for Nery vs. Figueroa

Luis Nery to Win-260
Brandon Figueroa to Win+200

Nery is the more accomplished fighter of the pair.

That’s a major reason for BetOnline making the Tijuanan the betting favorite on the night. Yes, he is the more proven boxer and is expected to show that. 

However, I believe this fight is more 50/50 than the odds reflect. Therefore, I see value in the Nery vs. Figueroa betting line if you are taking a punt on the underdog to win.

Although Figueroa is only two years younger, he’s being treated as some kind of novice ahead of this clash. He’s not one to be overlooked. This is crazy, considering the Texan is a legit world champion.

Anyway, let’s move on to the top bets for Nery vs. Figueroa, and I will expand more on my thoughts for this one.

Best Bets for Nery vs. Figueroa

Fight Over 10.5 Rounds-115
Figueroa to Win+200

This is going to be a very, very tight bout.

Keeping with that theme, it makes sense to be sensible with your wagers for Nery vs. Figueroa. For instance, I’d suggest looking at just two bets for the evening — the winner of the fight and how long the bout will go.

So, let’s start with a bet that makes sense. On the Over/Unders, choose the fight to end over the 10.5 round mark at odds of -115. Neither man has lost a fight in their careers to date, and both are well capable of taking punishment. 

I don’t see this fight ending inside the distance, which will be one reason why I’m expecting Nery and Figueroa to make the candidates for the Fight of the Year list.

Ultimately, pick your man. If you want betting value, it’s all with Figueroa. Here’s why.

Why Figueroa Beats Nery

I think we’re going to have a shock on our hands this Saturday when Brandon Figueroa has his hands raised at the end of the fight.

The American is being written off by many pundits, fans, and fellow-boxers in this one, but I think this is the bout where he will peak. 

Figueroa stands at 5’8″ and with a 72″ inch reach to Nery’s 5’5″ and 66″ inches. His reach, in particular, could make for a very interesting test for the favorite.

Now, some fighters aren’t always capable of using such advantages to their utmost extents. The Heartbreaker has been accused of being too hittable and not as judicious as he should be given his size advantage over many of his opponents. He has been labeled too hittable but hasn’t lost a fight, never mind being stopped.

Ultimately, Figueroa has the tools to frustrate Nery. But the fulcrum of his success will be his use of that rangy jab. If he can keep Nery at bay and uses his footwork wisely, he wins this fight. 

Nery has not had the best of times in recent years. He split from Freddie Roach and Eddy Reynoso. More than this, he looked there for the taking against Aaron Alameda. There are murmurs of personal troubles and a general lack of enthusiasm for boxing as of late, which should worry his fans.

Having sized this one up from every angle, my betting pick for Nery vs. Figueroa is a decision win for the Figueroa. 

More of the Best Bets for This Weekend

Will we see an upset this Saturday when Luis Nery and Brandon Figueroa take to the ring? 

I think so. In fact, I make Figueroa to beat Nery, one of my very best bets for the weekend. It’s up there with a couple of wagers you can place on UFC 262, which also goes down this Saturday.

If you are looking to bet on the fights, why not check out the following pieces.

Good luck with your bets!

Adam Haynes

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

A self-confessed sports fanatic, when Adam is not watching and writing about rugby, soccer, Gaelic Games, and F1, he can often be found working on methods and strategies to beat the bookies.

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