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Boxing odds: Tyson Fury, as expected, heavy favorite against Otto Wallin

Most of Saturday’s matchups are seen as mismatches on the books.

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Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Tyson Fury is a massive favorite in what is being perceived as a mismatch tonight against Otto Wallin, but that’s expected, and he’s also hardly alone in a busy slate of fights on Saturday where few are seen as competitive on paper.

Las Vegas, NV (ESPN+)

Fury is listed between -2000 and -5000, and frankly the wider odds are probably the most realistic, for his matchup with unproven Otto Wallin of Sweden, who is between +875 and +2200. It’s heavyweight boxing, so there’s always a chance that one big shot can change the fight, but on paper this is a complete waste of time matchup other than it keeps Fury fit and fighting while we wait for a likely (hopeful?) early 2020 rematch with Deontay Wilder.

The WBO super bantamweight title fight between Emanuel Navarrete and Jose MIguel Elorde doesn’t figure to be any more competitive. Navarrete, the titleholder, is listed between -3333 and -5000, with Elorde between +900 and +2550. An Elorde win would unquestionable be a huge upset.

The most interesting fight on this card is really the matchup between two-division titleholder Jose Pedraza and Jose Zepeda. Pedraza, who has held belts at 130 and 135, is moving up to 140 here against former title challenger Zepeda. This one is seen right about 50/50. Pedraza has odds all over the place: -105, -133, even money, +105, +113, while Zepeda is listed between -111 and -130.

Carson, CA (DAZN)

WBO junior middleweight titleholder Jaime Munguia is expected to be making the final defense of his title tonight, win or lose against Patrick Allotey, as the young Mexican has designs on moving up to 160 after this fight.

Munguia is another big favorite, listed between -5000 and -10000, so even wider than Fury or Navarrete in Vegas. Allotey is between +1200 and +4250.

London, England (ESPN+)

We’ll also have fights in the US afternoon from London, with a double main event at York Hall.

British and Commonwealth super bantamweight titleholder Brad Foster is the favorite for his fight with Lucien Reid, but not by a ton. Foster is between -240 and -275 on the books, with Reid between +175 and +241.

The other half of the headliners will be a flyweight bout between Sunny Edwards, moving down from 115, and Hugo Rosendo Guarneros. This one is back to the mismatch odds — Edwards is between -2960 and -5000, with Guarneros listed between +950 and +1918.

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