Last time we checked the odds for Canelo-Jacobs and this weekend’s other fights was Monday, and at that time, Canelo Alvarez was sitting around -400 to -450 as the favorite, with Daniel Jacobs about +300 to +385 as the underdog.
As of Friday morning, not a lot has changed.
Alvarez (51-1-2, 35 KO) is still favored, with odds on various books ranging from -400 to -500, and Jacobs (35-2, 29 KO) listed anywhere from +300 to +380. The fight basically is what it is, and I don’t think there’s going to be anything dramatic here. There have been no big developments this week or anything, but we’ll check back tomorrow morning, too, and see if anything has happened by then.
One fight that has seen a little shift is the co-feature for the DAZN card, where Vergil Ortiz Jr (12-0, 12 KO) faces Mauricio Herrera (24-8, 7 KO) in what could prove to be a tricky step-up fight for the unbeaten prospect.
On Monday, Ortiz was around -3000 with Herrera north of +1000 across the board. Today, Ortiz is sitting as a still-massive favorite at between -2000 and -2800, and Herrera is still a big underdog between +900 and +1400. But there has been a little change on that one. Diehard boxing folks know that Herrera is a crafty dude and might be a problem for the youngster, but at the same time we all know how much judges dislike Herrera.
Other undercard odds:
- You can get some wild odds on Lamont Roach Jr, who is anywhere from -750 to -8750, which is a huge difference. Jonathan Oquendo is listed between +500 and +4100, again, huge difference.
- Sadam Ali is between -1425 and -8000 against Anthony Young, who is between +800 and +2000.
- There are two closer fights on the card. My pick for best matchup of the undercard is the super middleweight fight between John Ryder and Bilal Akkawy. Ryder is between -170 and -250, with Akkawy between +145 and +175. And there’s also a fight between Francisco Esparza and Aram Avagyan, with Avagyan between -150 and -220 and Esparza between +135 and +160.
If you’re curious about Saturday’s ESPN card with the two world title fights, let’s touch on those, too.
Money has moved around on the Artur Beterbiev-Radivoje Kalajdzic main event for Beterbiev’s IBF light heavyweight title. Beterbiev was between -1300 and -3333 on Monday, and now is listed between -605 and -1111. And on Monday, Kalajdzic was between +700 and +1200; those lines are now between +500 and +750. These are really more in line with what I think a lot of folks are expecting.
Jerwin Ancajas is between -720 and -1250 for his super flyweight title defense against Ryuichi Funai, who is between +450 and +800. Ancajas is actually a bigger favorite than he was a few days ago.