John Murray looks a much better bet today than he did yesterday. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
Note: These lines are as of 3 a.m. EST on December 3, and may have shifted by now due to Brandon Rios' weight troubles. Also, Rios must weigh no more than 147 pounds at 9 a.m. this morning, or the fight is off. These odds, at this point, are drastically out of whack:
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What these lines do tell you is that this fight was being seen as a no-brainer blowout before Rios showed up looking like death warmed over at yesterday's weigh-in. There have been rumors that Rios hadn't eaten in five days. I mean, that's just a rumor, and I have no idea if it's even remotely true, but that's the kind of thing we're talking about. He looked so bad that it doesn't seem totally impossible.
This fight is a total wildcard now. If the odds for Murray have stayed this way, that might be worth a little bet. He's not a guy to take lightly, or to be in poor shape against. He's no world-beater, but he's tough and comes to fight, and he will test your endurance. If Rios isn't prepared, his star could take a big hit ... if the fight goes on.
Rios vs Murray: Who's Your Pick?
Brandon Rios (88 votes)
John Murray (85 votes)
173 total votes