Successful sports celebrities take to the ring on Saturday when ex-Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell meets former MMA star Uriah Hall in a scheduled four-round cruiserweight matchup. It will be the professional boxing debut for each fighter, although Bell has one exhibition under his belt. The Le’Veon Bell vs. Uriah Hall bout will be the undercard to the Jake Paul vs. Anderson Silva main event at Desert Diamond Arena in Glendale, Arizona. This Showtime PPV contest will get started at 9 p.m. ET.
The latest Le’Veon Bell vs. Uriah Hall odds list Hall as the -480 favorite (risk $480 to win $100). Bell is the +330 underdog in this fight. Before locking in any Uriah Hall vs. Le’Veon Bell picks, make sure you see the boxing predictions and betting advice from SportsLine combat analyst Brandon Wise.
Wise, who is the combat sports editor for CBS Sports, is an experienced boxing and mixed martial arts analyst who has consistently provided winning selections for SportsLine members. For the past two years, he has hit numerous boxing selections in big-time matchups.
For instance, Wise called for Gervonta Davis to win in Rounds 1-6 (-110) against Rolando Romero for the WBA regular lightweight title in May. Davis scored a sixth-round stoppage to give Wise’s followers another winner, and the under 6.5 rounds (-130) that Wise predicted also connected. Moreover, last November he predicted a stoppage victory between rounds No. 10 and 12 for Canelo Alvarez against Caleb Plant in their super middleweight unification bout. The proposition wager paid +450 and Alvarez stopped Plant in Round 11. Anyone who has followed Wise’s combat sports picks has seen some massive returns.
Now, with Saturday’s anticipated bout in sight, Wise has studied Le’Veon Bell vs. Uriah Hall from every angle and identified the best value in the boxing odds. You can see his confident proposition and money-line picks at SportsLine.
Le’Veon Bell vs. Uriah Hall preview
The fighters have seen plenty of success prior to their boxing careers and hope to carry that into the ring with them on Saturday. Bell entered the NFL out of Michigan State. A second rounder, he was the 48th overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers. During his nine-year football career, Bell had stops with the Pittsburgh Steelers, New York Jets, Kansas City Chiefs, Baltimore Ravens and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
In 96 career games, including 81 starts, he rushed for 6,554 yards. He also earned a number of accolades and was a two-time first-team All-Pro, two-time second-team All-Pro and a three-time Pro Bowler. After retiring following the 2021 season, he began to concentrate his efforts on boxing full-time. Bell, who has worked with boxing legend Manny Pacquiao, has been concentrating on his boxing mechanics for the past seven years as part of his football training regimen.
Hall, meanwhile, known for a brutal right hand, has been an intimidating presence in MMA, and found success in both UFC and Bellator. He was 3-0 to start his career before knocking out Roger Carroll in the Ring of Combat 30. His reign was short-lived as he lost in the Ring of Combat 31 to future UFC champion Chris Weidman. He rebounded, however, to win the vacant Ring of Combat 41 middleweight championship, defeating Nodar Kudukhashvili by unanimous decision.
Hall experienced more success as a contestant during the 17th season of The Ultimate Fighter, where he went 4-0. During his 17-year MMA career, Hall went 17-11, with 13 wins by KO or TKO, one by submission and three by decision. He is tied for the most knockouts in UFC middleweight history with eight. Anderson Silva and Thiago Silva also have eight. See Wise’s pick at SportsLine.
How to make Le’Veon Bell vs. Uriah Hall boxing picks
Wise likes the fight to end by decision. He’s also locked in a confident money-line pick. You can only see those Le’Veon Bell vs. Uriah Hall picks at SportsLine.
Who wins Le’Veon Bell vs. Uriah Hall? Visit SportsLine now to see Brandon Wise’s best bets for Saturday, all from the CBS combat sports specialist who has crushed his boxing picks the last two years, and find out.