WBO Super Featherweight Title
Emanuel Navarrete faces Oscar Valdez for the WBO super featherweight title and boxing odds have Valdez at -170 to prevail
Boxing odds tonight could see money come for Valdez, who has looked the more impressive boxer throughout his career. However, a close fight is expected.
Bettors get good value at the sportsbook for the feature fight out of Glendale.
Navarrete With Upset Chance
As boxing betting markets suggest, there is a chance for Navarrete to score an upset win.
Navarrete stands as a formidable presence within the super featherweight division, commanding attention. His relentless pressure-based fighting style has left a wake of solid opponents.
With a height of 5’7″, Navarrete boasts an imposing wingspan, which is important when it comes to top-level boxing. It’s why he hasn’t been completely overlooked in sport betting markets.
With 31 knockouts from 37 fights, Navarrete has solidified his reputation as a true power puncher who capitalizes on opponents’ errors.
The 28-year-old has proven his capacity to sustain an intense tempo well into the later rounds, so he could give Valdez a test late in the fight.
Navarrete’s win over Isaac Dogboe in 2018 stands as a testament to his class. At that time, Dogboe was hailed as a rising star within the sport.
Bookmakers are giving him a fair price at +150, and if he gets off to a fast start, his boxing live betting odds could firm.
Valdez Gets Another Title Shot
In 2022, Valdez relinquished his WBC title following a defeat to Shakur Stevenson, but he rebounded by triumphing over Adam Lopez in preparation for this upcoming bout.
At 32 years of age, Valdez holds a notable record of 31 victories and 1 loss, with an impressive 23 wins achieved through knockout victories. This places him within the ranks of distinguished Mexican fighters, and a high ranking in the featherweight rankings.
A former Olympian, Valdez has showcased his excellent work ethic throughout his career, and he’s keen to fight for the title.
“I’m excited. It’s getting close. It’s one of the most important fights of my career because it means everything for me to come back and win that title,” Valdez said.
“I feel blessed to have this opportunity and I’m taking advantage of it every single day so that I can accomplish my dream.”
Online gambling markets have him favored to win and we’re not surprised by the odds.
Navarrete vs Valdez Head-to-Head
This is the first meeting between Navarrete and Valdez.
Navarrete vs Valdez Fight Information
- Fight: Navarrete (37-1) vs Valdez (31-1)
- Location: Desert Diamond Arena, Glendale, AZ
- Day/Time: Saturday, Aug. 12, 10:30 p.m. ET
- Navarette vs Valdez Live Stream: Box Live
Navarrete vs Valdez Betting Lines
The odds in this chart are posted on the time of publication of the article. They are subject to change without previous notice.
Navarrete vs Valdez Picks and Prediction
Valdez at -170 is a value bet, and although it could be a close contest, he should have the class edge.
We would have been prepared to take -300 in this title fight, so include him in your boxing picks.
The Oscar Valdez are listed at -170 in our Vegas Boxing betting lines. This means that if you wager $100 on Oscar Valdez, you have a chance to win $59. The Emanuel Navarrete are +140, offering a chance to win $140 on a $100 wager.
The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives Oscar Valdez a 62.96% chance to win, with Emanuel Navarrete at 41.67%.