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Odds: Jose Ramirez slight favorite against Maurice Hooker, Gervonta Davis huge favorite against Ricardo Nunez

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Jose Ramirez and Gervonta Davis are favorites for tonight’s main events, but with very different odds.

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We’ve got two championship cards coming your way tonight on DAZN and Showtime, and the main events couldn’t be any more different on paper.

In Baltimore, Gervonta Davis is the massive favorite against Ricardo Nunez, while in Texas, Jose Ramirez and Maurice Hooker are near 50-50 in their 140-pound title unification fight.

Baltimore, MD (Showtime)

Davis (21-0, 20 KO) is the landslide favorite to win tonight’s Showtime main event against mandatory challenger Nunez (21-2, 19 KO), and with good reason. While Nunez’s record tells you he can punch, and maybe he can, he’s built that record against substandard competition, never fighting near the world level.

Davis, on the other hand, is a titleholder and a serious young talent, seen as a future superstar by some. He’s expected to roll, favored between -1350 and -10000 on various books. Nunez is the underdog, listed between +1175 and +2950.

The main two undercard bouts are seen as much more competitive, however:

  • Yuriorkis Gamboa (-285 to -450) vs Roman Martinez (+235 to +269)
  • Jezreel Corrales (-129 to -146) vs Ladarius Miller (-105 to +116)

Arlington, TX (DAZN)

Hooker (26-0-3, 17 KO) and Ramirez (24-0, 16 KO) are two unbeaten, in-prime titleholders at 140 pounds, and despite the fact that Hooker, a Dallas native, has home field and it’s his promoter’s card, Ramirez is coming in the slight favorite, listed between -140 and -174, with Hooker between +110 and +143.

You can see how oddsmakers and bettors may have gotten here. Ramirez is a former Olympian, he’s younger (26 to Hooker’s 29), and he’s the guy who was more expected to win a world title, while Hooker has sort of fought his way up from obscurity. But it’s a close call on paper, and should be. It’s a really good matchup, something boxing always needs more of.

Here, the undercard isn’t seen as quite so competitive, or at least the main undercard fight — a 130-pound title defense by Tevin Farmer against Guillaume Frenois — isn’t.

  • Tevin Farmer (-1821 to -3322) vs Guillaume Frenois (+775 to +1375)
  • Joey Dawejko (-122 to -152) vs Rodney Hernandez (+100 to +115)