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Jacobs vs Chavez Jr odds: Daniel Jacobs big favorite against faded Mexican star

A pair of former middleweight titleholders meet tonight on DAZN.

Danny Jacobs v Sergiy Derevyanchenko Getty

Tonight from Phoenix, Arizona, the much-discussed fight between Daniel Jacobs and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr will finally go down at Talking Stick Resort Arena, headlining a fight card that will stream live on DAZN.

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Jacobs (35-3, 29 KO) is coming up from 160 to 168; or, well, it was meant to be 168, but Chavez (51-3-1, 33 KO) shocked the boxing world by not being able to make weight, so the fight was changed to a 173-pound catchweight at the last minute, which was a weight Chavez could make, while also forfeiting $1 million to keep the fight on.

Jacobs remains the big favorite according to the oddsmakers. About a month ago he was around -2500, which has slimmed to about -1485, but that’s still a clear line in his favor, and people betting on Chavez, who is around +785 as of this writing, seem likely to be wasting money. But you never know, I suppose. He might score his first good win in seven-and-a-half years.

The co-feature is easily the actual best matchup of the fight, pitting Julio Cesar Martinez (14-1, 11 KO) against Cristofer Rosales (29-4, 20 KO) for the vacant WBC flyweight title.

Martinez is favored around -350, with Rosales listed around +275.

Other fights on the card:

  • Maurice Hooker (-740) vs Uriel Perez (+490)
  • Liam Smith (-1980) vs Roberto Garcia (+990)
  • Josh Kelly (-7630) vs Winston Campos (+1920)
  • Daniyar Yeleussinov (-10800) vs Alan Sanchez (+2290)
  • Gabriel Rosado (-1915) vs Humberto Gutierrez (+985)
  • Reshat Mati (-8620) vs Rakim Johnson (+2255)
  • Ray Ford (-8620) vs Francisco Muro (+2255)