Alexis Rocha vs Fredrick Lawson Betting Odds and Prediction

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Alexis Rocha vs Fredrick Lawson Preview March 30th, 2024

Welterweight prospect Alexis Rocha of Santa Ana, California returns to the ring this Saturday, March 30th when he faces Fredrick Lawson of Ghana. The 10-rounder from Inglewood, California can be seen live in most nations on DAZN. Rocha lost his NBO NABO Welterweight Title in October when he was stopped in the sixth round of a slugfest by Giovani Santillan. Lawson is also trying to bounce back from a defeat as he was halted in just 153 seconds by Vergil Ortiz in a premature stoppage by referee Tony Weeks.

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Rocha vs Lawson Betting Odds

Here are the betting odds from online sportsbook (full review here).

  • Fredrick Lawson +1000
  • Alexis Rocha -1600

My Pick

The 26-year-old Rocha is a southpaw who enters the ring with a record of 23-2 with 15 Ko’s and has 140 rounds of pro experience under his belt since making his debut in 2016. As an amateur, Rocha became the youngest boxer to win a gold medal at the 2012 Junior Olympics when he was just 14 years old and was a six-time amateur national champion.

Rocha stands 5-feet-10-inches tall with a 70-inch reach and carries pretty good power in his fists as 65.2 per cent of his wins have come by stoppage and has halted five of his past eight opponents. Rocha’s first pro defeat came at the hands of Rashidi Ellis by way of 12-round unanimous decision in October, 2020 in a shot at the vacant WBC International Welterweight Title.

Rocha captured the vacant WBC Continental Americas Welterweight Crown in March, 2018 with a first-round stoppage of Miguel Perez and successfully defended it against Shoki Sakai, Berlin Abreu, Roberto Valenzuela Jr and Brad Soloman while stopping Abreu in the eighth round and Valenzuela after five. He then won the vacant WBO NABO Welterweight Belt in July, 2022 with a 10-round unanimous decision over Luis Alberto Veron and defended it against Jesus Campos, George Ashie and Anthony Young and also had a ninth-round stoppage win over Blair Cobbs earlier in his career.

As for Lawson, the 34-year-old carries around a mark of 30-4 with 22 Ko’s and has boxed 168 rounds since making his pro debut in 2011following an amateur career which saw him reach the quarterfinals at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, India. Lawson, who fights out of Chicago, Illinois, measures 5-feet-9-inches tall with a 70-inch reach, so gives up an inch in height to Rocha. As far as power is concerned, Lawson is no slouch as 73.3 per cent of his victories have come by stoppage, but he’s stopped just two of his last 12 opponents.

Lawson’s four defeats have come in come in his last 10 outings as he was stopped by Kevin Bizier after 10 rounds in 2015; by Juan Ruiz in the fourth round in 2019 and by Charles Hatley in the 10th and final round in 2021 in a shot at the vacant WBC USA Welterweight Title. Since turning pro Lawson has captured the vacant WBC International Silver Welterweight Title in 2017 with a 12-round majority decision over Sakina Mullings. He won the vacant IBF African, and IBF International Welterweight Crowns in 2013 and the vacant West African Boxing Union West Welterweight Belt in 2011 and has wins over Breidis Prescott in 2015 and Alfred Kotey in 2012.


Big things have been expected of Rocha and while he’s just 26 years old and eight years younger than Lawson, he took a bit of a beating in his last fight against Giovani Santillan as he was dropped three times. He showed a hell of a lot of heart in that fight though and she be young enough to recover. He needs to be wary of Lawson’s power, but as long as he lets his hands go I’m expecting Rocha to bounce back with a win, likely by stoppage.

Rocha is eight years younger than Lawson and the better overall boxer.

Play: Rocha -1600 @

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