We’ve got plenty of big fights on tap today and tonight, headlined of course by the Andy Ruiz Jr vs Anthony Joshua rematch in Saudi Arabia.
Here’s a look at the odds.
(Odds are taken from the mean odds at proboxingodds.com, which has listings for various sportsbooks)
Diriyah, Saudi Arabia (DAZN, 12 pm ET)
Anthony Joshua lost a shocker on June 1 against Andy Ruiz Jr, but as soon as the lines opened for a rematch, Joshua was the favorite, and he remains so hours ahead of the bout.
The lines, however, have tightened a good bit. Joshua opened around -357, and is now down to about -229, while Ruiz has gone from +250 to +186. Still, there appears to be late money on Joshua after Friday’s weigh-in, where Joshua was lean and trim at 237 and Ruiz came in heavier than he’s been in a decade at 283.
Also on the card:
- Michael Hunter -253 vs Alexander Povetkin +201
- Dillian Whyte -3957 vs Mariusz Wach +1463
- Filip Hrgovic -3582 vs Eric Molina +1367
- Mahammadrasul Majidov -5659 vs Tom Little +1579
- Hopey Price -8826 vs Swedi Mohamed +2046
Brooklyn, New York (SHO, 9 pm ET)
Over in Brooklyn, Jermall Charlo is a big favorite to retain his WBC middleweight title against Dennis Hogan, whose claim to fame is narrowly losing a controversial decision to Jaime Munguia at 154 pounds earlier this year.
Charlo has gone from -833 at the start to -1665 now, with Hogan swinging from a +450 open to +870 at this writing. The underdog has become the even bigger underdog; it looks like not many are buying Hogan’s chances at proving again that he can fight at this level.
Also on the card:
- Chris Eubank Jr -254 vs Matt Korobov +198
- Marlon Tapales -267 vs Ryosuke Iwasa +208
- Immanuwel Aleem -232 vs Ronald Ellis +186
Puebla, Mexico (ESPN+, 9 pm ET)
Much like the Showtime main event, the ESPN+ headliner (and its co-feature) are expected to be successful title defenses, with the underdogs given little hope.
122-pound titleholder Emanuel Navarrete is currently at -3406, which is not far from where he opened at -3333, with opponent Francisco Horta going from +900 at the open to +1333 this morning.
Super flyweight titleholder Jerwin Ancajas is at -2251, having opened at -2000, for his defense against Miguel Gonzalez, who is at +1039 after a +750 open.