Tyson Fury returns to the ring on Saturday to take on Dillian Whyte in what should be a fantastic heavyweight championship bout. There’s so much buzz on Fury versus Whyte that we’re releasing a separate blog solely dedicated to the bout. In this blog, we list Boxing Lines, analyze, and make picks for the two most intriguing fights on the Fury vs. Whyte undercard.
Fury vs Bocianski and Ball vs Lowe Top Saturday Fights | Boxing Lines & Picks
Top Boxing Events
- When: Saturday, April 23 at 11:00 am ET
- Where: Wembley Stadium, London, England
- TV / Streaming: ESPN+ PPV
Daniel Bocianski 10-1 vs Tommy Fury 7-0
Why Daniel Bocianski will win
Hailing from Poland, the 6’ 3 ½ Bocianski also boasts a 78 ½ inch reach. Bocianski has a very good 10-3 record. He’s fought more bouts than Tyson’s brother, which means he’s got an experience edge.
Not only that, but Bocianski is a huge underdog and he knows it. Yes, Bocianski lost his last bout, but that was versus 24-2 Patryk Szymanski.
Why Tommy Fury will win
Fury was supposed to take on Jake Paul, but an injury forced him out of the bout. Since then, Fury has trained his way back into shape. Tyson Fury’s younger bro has a very good 7-0 record with 4 knockout wins.
Although shorter than most of his opponents, Fury has incredibly long arms. He also throws with power and makes it difficult for his opponents to get to him. Fury can either outbox you, or if you prefer, throw lumber in close quarters.
Final Betting Analysis: Bocianski vs Fury
The thing to worry about if you want to back the underdog is that he doesn’t seem to have much power. This is Bocianski’s first bout outside of Poland, so we’d expect more TKO or KO victories on the record.
But Bocianski has won just 2 fights via knockout or technical knockout. The lack of power will be a problem versus the hard-hitting Fury.
Fury’s flexibility, he can bang or box, makes him the pick. But backing Tommy at -2000 makes no sense, which is why we should look for the best prop option available.
It’s difficult seeing Bocianski winning this bout. His defense has no answer for close quarter uppercuts and he fights to close, probably because he’s constantly punching down due to his height.
In any case, fighting close to Fury is a recipe for disaster. Tommy win this via KO, TKO, or DQ.
Boxing Pick: Fury by KO, TKO, or DQ -250
Nick Ball 14-0 vs Isaac Lowe 21-1-3
Why Nick Ball will win
Undefeated with a 14-0 record, Nick Ball has skills for days. He can use his power to finish a fight via technical knockout or knockout, or he can go ahead and outbox his opponents.
Almost as important? Ball is hungry. He’s a 25-year-old from Liverpool who believes he has what it takes to not only win a silver featherweight title but win a real featherweight belt.
Why Isaac Lowe will win
Experience means a lot and Lowe has much more than Ball. When it comes to boxing, a pugilist learns more with every fight. So Lowe’s 11 more bouts could make a difference in this one.
When it comes to actual skill, the record says it all. The 28-year-old Westgate Warrior is cagey enough to figure out what his opponent is trying to do and then smart enough to come up with a plan that counters his opponent’s attempt, which is one of the reasons Lowe is the slight chalk.
Final Betting Analysis: Nick Ball vs Isaac Lowe
Ball versus Lowe should be a much more competitive affair than Fury vs. Bocianski.
Lowe has more experience, but he lacks true power. Isaac has won just 6 bouts via TKO or KO. In 14 wins, 7 less than Lowe, Ball has knocked out his opponent or the referee has stopped the fight.
It feels as if Lowe comes from a more old school British boxing program where the emphasis is on racking up points instead of turning your feet and throwing with power. Ball throws more for power, is younger, and is hungrier. He wins this bout.
Boxing Pick: Nick Ball