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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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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.

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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.