Alex Saucedo will try to reestablish himself as a world title contender on Tuesday night when he faces Sonny Fredrickson in a 10-round super lightweight fight at the Grand Ballroom at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas (8 p.m. ET, ESPN). Saucedo (29-1, 19 KOs) has not fought since November, when he knocked out an overmatched Rod Salka. Fredrickson (21-2, 14 KOs), who also hasn't fought since November, is coming off a loss to Samuel Teah. Saucedo is a -900 favorite (risk $900 to win $100) in the latest Saucedo vs. Fredrickson odds from William Hill, while Fredrickson is getting +600 (risk $100 to win $600) as the underdog.
The undercard features a bout between Josue Vargas (16-1, 9 KOs) and Salvador Briceno (17-5, 11 KOs). Vargas is looking to win his 11th straight fight. He hasn't lost since October 2016. William Hill pegs Vargas as an overwhelming -2200 favorite (risk $2200 to win $100) in the latest Vargas vs. Briceno odds, with Briceno getting +1100 (risk $100 to win $1100) as the underdog. Before making any Saucedo vs. Fredrickson picks or Vargas vs. Briceno picks, see the Top Rank boxing predictions from SportsLine analyst Peter Kahn.
A 2019 Boxing Writers Association of America Cus D'Amato Manager of the Year nominee, Kahn is a longtime insider who has his finger on the pulse of what's going on inside and outside the ring. Kahn manages nearly 10 percent of Top Rank's fighters, and he can be seen and heard weekly as co-host of "The Fight Guys" show on FITE TV.
Not surprisingly, Kahn is uncanny when it comes to picking fights. He is 5-0 on SportsLine boxing picks since the hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, extending his highly profitable run. Last year, for example, Kahn called Deontay Wilder knocking out Dominic Breazeale in the first round, a massive 22-1 long shot bet. "Based on everything Wilder has expressed leading up to the fight and his true dislike and beef with Breazeale, expect Wilder to come out and try to get rid of him early to make a statement," Kahn told readers. The result: Wilder ended it at the 2:17 mark with a violent one-punch knockout, and everyone who followed Kahn's advice cashed huge.
Now, with Tuesday's Top Rank boxing card fast approaching, Kahn studied Saucedo vs. Fredrickson, as well as Vargas vs. Briceno, identified the best value in the boxing odds and released his picks for both fights. Head to SportsLine to see all of his boxing picks.
Vargas vs. Briceno preview
Vargas, 22, is looking to extend his winning streak to 11. The southpaw from the Bronx, New York, is coming off a win by unanimous decision over Noel Murphy in a junior welterweight bout at Madison Square Garden. He hasn't lost since he was disqualified in the third round of his October 2016 fight against Samuel Santana for hitting Santana when his back was turned.
Meanwhile Briceno last fought in November, looking impressive in a second-round stoppage of Eddie Guzman. Kahn calls Briceno a "durable opponent." You can see Kahn's Vargas vs. Briceno picks here.
Saucedo vs. Fredrickson preview
Two years ago, Saucedo was considered a leading world title contender. But in November 2018 he lost by TKO to Maurice Hooker and did not fight for another year. In his return bout Saucedo defeated a Salka by knockout. He's likely to employ his usual come-forward attack against Frederickson.
Though Fredrickson is the underdog and coming off a loss, he owns a significant height (6-foot-1 versus 5-foot-10) and reach (76 inches to 72) advantage over Saucedo. "Fredrickson is a good opponent for Saucedo," Kahn tells SportsLine. You can see Kahn's Saucedo vs. Fredrickson picks here.
How to make Vargas vs. Briceno, Saucedo vs. Fredrickson picks
For Tuesday's Top Rank card, Kahn has released very confident picks on Saucedo vs. Fredrickson and Vargas vs. Briceno. Kahn also has predicted how many rounds the Saucedo vs. Fredrickson fight will go. You can see Kahn's picks on both fights at SportsLine.
Who wins Saucedo vs. Fredrickson and Vargas vs. Briceno? And how many rounds does the Saucedo vs. Fredrickson bout last? Visit SportsLine right now to see Peter Kahn's best bets for Tuesday, all from the fight game manager who keeps crushing his boxing picks, and find out.