Vegas speaks: Martinez a slim favorite to win over Cotto
By Rich Mazon
Sun, 08 Jun 2014
New York - The reigning World Boxing Council Middleweight champion is slightly favored to win and retain his crown over his challenger, Miguel Cotto in various betting propositions pertaining to their championship match tonight.
A quick look at one of the big Sports Books in the gambling capital of the world in Las Vegas shows Martinez as a 2:1 favorite over Cotto, one day before their big match at The Madison Square Garden.
Martinez is listed at -210, which means that in order to win $100, a bettor will need to pay $210 initially.
Meanwhile, Cotto is listed at +175, which means that a $100 bet will earn the winner $175 in case the Puerto Rican star pulls the upset.
Also, bettors can try their luck by betting on other betting offers. A -230 proposition if the fight will go 9 full rounds is posted while a +190 is offered if the fight will be waived off before the end of the 9th.
Both camps are predicting a stoppage of each other. Martinez does not see it going 9 rounds while Cotto?s trainer, Freddie Roach made a bold statement that his boxer will knockout the champion in 4.
Martinez?s not so stellar performance on his last two fights and his recent string of injuries are big question marks for him going to tonight?s fight. Hence the lower odds for him despite his size and experience as a true Middleweight.
Cotto?s impressive win in his last outing added by a superb team behind him, makes him an attractive pick for bettors who wanted a bigger return on their money.
Both fighters are expected to slug it out in the ring of The Garden at around 11 pm EST.
You can reach the author at Click here to view a list of other articles written by Rich Mazon .
|Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:|
BRIEDIS IN MUNICH: “I CAN’T WAIT FOR SATURDAY!”
, Thu, 24 Sep 2020Famed UK Boxing Trainer Ben Davison’s New Performance Centre now Powered by Brains Pure CBD
, Thu, 24 Sep 2020Charlo vs Derevyanchenko for WBC 160; Casimero vs Micah for WBO 118 on Saturday
By Carlos Costa, , Thu, 24 Sep 2020CHARLO DOUBLEHEADER: QUOTES FROM FINAL PRESS CONFERENCES
, Thu, 24 Sep 2020October 17: Alex Saucedo-Arnold Barboza Jr. & Edgar Berlanga-Lanell Bellows Confirmed for Vasiliy Lomachenko-Teofimo Lopez Telecast LIVE on ESPN
, Thu, 24 Sep 2020USYK-CHISORA CONFIRMED FOR OCTOBER 31
, Wed, 23 Sep 2020GM Mark Paragua rules Babin Smith International Online Chess Tournament
By Marlon Bernardino, , Wed, 23 Sep 2020Boxing View: Pantera Nery vs Aaron Alameda for vacant WBC 122 this Saturday
By Carlos Costa, , Wed, 23 Sep 2020October 3: Gabriel Flores Jr.-Ryan Kielczweski and Heavyweight Phenom Guido Vianello to see action on Baranchyk-Zepeda Card LIVE and Exclusively on ESPN+
, Wed, 23 Sep 2020September 30: MTK Global Golden Contract Featherweight & Super Lightweight Championships to Stream LIVE and Exclusively on ESPN+
, Wed, 23 Sep 2020JAIME MUNGUIA RETURNS AGAINST TUREANO JOHNSON IN MIDDLEWEIGHT SHOWDOWN
, Wed, 23 Sep 2020“El Martillo” Contreras vs “El Stich” Flores open Telemundo Fall series
, Wed, 23 Sep 2020Undefeated Super Bantamweight Dimas De Leon Getting Good Work With Shakur Stevenson
, Wed, 23 Sep 2020ROOKIE ROBINSON COMPLETES TEAM USA FOR PARTYPOKER MOSCONI CUP
, Wed, 23 Sep 2020DORTICOS VOWS TO WRITE HISTORY AS HE LANDS IN GERMANY
, Tue, 22 Sep 2020WBC #8 BANTAMWEIGHT ALEJANDRO SANTIAGO SURVIVES SPIRITED EFFORT FROM COUNTRYMAN WILLIBALDO GARCIA TO RETAIN WBC INTERNATIONAL BANTAMWEIGHT TITLE
, Tue, 22 Sep 2020RAMLA ALI TURNS PRO WITH MATCHROOM
, Tue, 22 Sep 2020Briedis vs Dórticos in WBSS 200 Final this Saturday in Munich
By Carlos Costa, , Tue, 22 Sep 2020Hard Climb Back for Nietes
By Teodoro Medina Reynoso, , Tue, 22 Sep 2020The Past Week in Action 21 September 2020
By Eric Armit, , Tue, 22 Sep 2020Ruben Villa to take on Emanuel Navarrete for the WBO World Featherweight Title on Friday, October 9th
, Tue, 22 Sep 2020CHARLO TWINS JOIN ALL THE SMOKE WITH MATT BARNES AND STEPHEN JACKSON FOR A SPECIAL EPISODE AHEAD OF SATURDAY’S CHARLO DOUBLEHEADER BOXING PAY-PER-VIEW EVENT
, Tue, 22 Sep 2020SERGIY DEREVYANCHENKO TRAINING CAMP NOTES
, Tue, 22 Sep 2020VÍCTOR PASILLAS TRAINING CAMP QUOTES
, Tue, 22 Sep 2020Gallagher Vs Mendoza Headlines LET BATTLE COMMENCE III Live on FITE TV on 3rd October
, Tue, 22 Sep 2020