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Chavez vs Rubio Odds: JCC Jr Not Overwhelming Favorite Against Veteran Rubio

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr is a solid but not huge betting favorite against Marco Antonio Rubio. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr is a solid but not huge betting favorite against Marco Antonio Rubio. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
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Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Marco Antonio Rubio believes that Julio Cesar Chavez Jr has this thing in the bag if he can't score a knockout, but the sportsbooks aren't quite buying it. Chavez is the favorite, as expected, but not by a huge margin:

Chavez Rubio
Bovada -400 +300
5Dimes -360 +300
SBG Global -400 +300


Chavez (44-0-1, 31 KO) is making his second defense of the WBC middleweight title. Rubio (53-5-1, 46 KO) would be picking up a career-best win and something close to a star-making win if he can pull off the upset.

[ Related: Chavez vs Rubio Preview ]

The fights are live tonight at 10 p.m. EST on HBO, with the co-feature being the 122-pound title fight between Nonito Donaire and Wilfredo Vazquez Jr, but Bad Left Hook will have live coverage of the off-TV undercard streaming from Top Rank starting at 7:30 p.m. EST. It will conclude a huge day of live coverage.

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