“Chocolatito” Gonzalez has value as an underdog
This is a rare weekend in which Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez, among the best male fighters who ever lived, will complete. However on the Gonzalez undercard, Cecilia Braekhus, among the best ladies to ever box, will be in action. And David Benavidez, among the video game’s intense young stars, has actually a bout arranged.
And this time, the chances aren’t all that challenging to swallow.
The emphasize of the weekend will be the rematch in between the famous Gonzalez, who will deal with Juan Francisco Estrada in an extremely flyweight marriage bout.
The very first battle on Nov. 17, 2012, was a fantastic fight that Gonzalez won by consentaneous choice. The rematch, more than 8 years later on, will be held at the American Airlines Center in Dallas. At BetMGM, Estrada is -170 to acquire his vengeance, while Gonzalez is +140.
Estrada has a three-year benefit in age, as he’s 30 and Gonzalez is 33. Estrada has actually been busier just recently and has actually beaten much better competitors, which is most likely why he’s preferred.
As Gonzalez, who is 50-2 with 41 KOs, displayed in a Feb. 29, 2020, bout with Khalid Yafai, he’s far from done.
Gonzalez is still able to keep a high rate and his body attack still keeps challengers sincere. He stays a sluggish starter, and if there is something on Estrada’s order of business for the bout, it’s to leave eviction rapidly and acquire a few of the early rounds while Gonzalez is getting a feel for the battle.
I see this as a 50-50 battle, however when I can get among the 25 finest fighters of perpetuity at plus cash, I’m getting on the chance. So I’ll lay $100 to win $140 on Chocolatito.
I’ll put another $100 on Gonzalez at +225 to win by choice.
Braekhus is the preferred in her rematch with Jessica McCaskill. McCaskill won a bulk choice over Braekhus in August and handed Braekhus her very first defeat in 37 battles to declare the indisputable welterweight title.
Braekhus, 39, was outworked in the last battle, plain and basic. McCaskill appeared hungrier and got the advantage of the doubt in rounds that were close.
I think McCaskill will duplicate her triumph, so I’ll lay $100 on her and wish to make a $135 revenue. Braekhus is -165, which is too huge of a number to lay on a 39-year-old coming off of her very first loss.
At Mohengan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut, David Benavidez is a tremendous -2750 preferred over Ronald Ellis, who can be found in at +1350. Ellis is a fast fighter who is coming off an excellent win over Matt Korobov.
I think Benavidez wins this, however Ellis is far much better than that number shows. I wouldn’t lay that huge of a number on Benavidez, a 24-year-old who has actually been up and down.
If you wish to wager the battle, conjecture with Ellis at +1350. He’s a sensible play at that number.
I’ll lay off of that a person, however Ellis isn’t helpless and a little wager might suggest a huge payment if he pulls it off.
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Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.