Going by the boxing odds, it appears like Kim Clavel is destined to unify the WBC and WBA light flyweight belts at 108 pounds. Clavel is the wide favorite thanks to her skills and a home-crowd advantage. Fighting in Quebec, the audience will cheer for everything she does.
This is also Jessica Nery Plata’s first fight outside Latin America as she embraces the role of villain.
Let’s check the latest Boxing odds, stats, and Boxing lines for Clavel vs Plata. We’ve plenty of Boxing betting odds for you to consider.
Just How Good is Clavel?
Whenever an unbeaten boxer fights only within their own turf, it can be difficult to gauge just how good they are. Clavel is a darling to the media and the fans, hence why her online sports betting lines are this wide. More importantly, she made a statement by beating Yesenia Gomez.
The French-Canadian showcased her defensive acumen by shutting down Gomez’s offense. From there, she pivoted to attacking Gomez and her speed advantage was too much for the Mexican to overcome.
Prior to Gomez, Clavel also ousted Mariela Ribera Valverde in what was a breakthrough performance of sorts. Before that, she turned back Maria Soledad Vargas. They are all experienced boxers who, more or less, have tried to take the fight to Clavel. Plata will have to offer something that Clavel hasn’t seen.
Plata to be on Other Side
We’re taking nothing away from Plata, but her title win over Yesica Yolanda Bopp was controversial at best. Bopp landed the cleaner shots and did more damage in that match. But Plata, being the tough competitor that she is, kept marching forward and throwing.
Jessica Nery Plata (28-2) upsets & dethrones Yesica Tuti Bopp (37-3) via SD-10 in Panama City, Panama to become the new WBA super world light flyweight champion. Official scores 97-93, 93-97 & 96-94 pic.twitter.com/etonSZREZQ
— Tim Boxeo (@TimBoxeo) March 12, 2022
That was enough to persuade the judges in the Latin American city of Panama. This time around, Plata won’t get the benefit of the doubt when the crowd is cheering for her opponent. So the Mexican will have to do more than be the aggressor. She’ll need to find a way past Clavel’s guard.
That is easier said than done as Plata has a speed disadvantage here. She already had one against Bopp and Clavel is younger. And in terms of power, Clavel likely hits harder as Plata has no TKO victories since 2012 (her last finish is a retirement).
Clavel vs Plata Head-to-Head
While Plata has no official measurements, she likely will be the bigger boxer here. Clavel is 5-foot-1 with a 60.5-inch reach. Plata has much more experience than Clavel with 30 bouts versus 16. They both have three TKO wins.
Clavel vs Plata Fight Information
- Records: Clavel (16-0-0, 3 KOs) vs Plata (28-2-0, 3 KOs)
- Location: Place Bell, Laval, Quebec
- Day/Time: Friday, Jan. 13th, 6 p.m. ET
- Clavel vs Plata Live Stream: Box Live
Clavel vs Plata Betting Lines
Clavel vs Plata Picks & Prediction
At this point, betting online here seems like it’s not worth the investment. Even for the total of 8½ rounds to go over, it’s priced at -1400. Instead, take Clavel’s line and throw it in a parlay. Clavel will be able to take whatever Plata gives and light her up. She’s in her home country and does not have to travel. The judges will not give Plata another dubious decision.
Kim Clavel is listed at -1000 in our Vegas boxing lines. This means that if you wager $100 on Clavel, you have a chance to win $10. Jessica Nery Plata is +600, offering a chance to win $600 on a $100 wager.
The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives Clavel a 90.91% chance to win, with Plata at 14.29%.