Boxing360’s Pick of the week 6/17/3015

We have gotten off to rocky start since beginning our weekly pick of the week but this happens sometimes. We won’t complain when we have correct predictions and the same goes for if were incorrect. Last week we picked WBA Featherweight Champion Nicholas Walters to stop unbeaten challenger Miguel Marriaga of Colombia. Walters won the fight and even dropped Marriaga but won by decision so that was a loss for us.This week we are going with the fight between Errol Spence Jr. (16-0. 13 KOs) and Roberto Garcia (37-3, 23KOs). The fight is scheduled for 10 rounds in the welterweight division. Our pick is Spence Jr. who will be fighting his toughest test to date. Spence Jr. is a heavy favorite but were just going to select him to win as he is stepping up in class against a much more experienced fighter in Garcia who isn’t that far past his prime.

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