American Favored to Win
Regis Prograis has been well-backed with boxing betting markets to beat Jose Zepeda on Saturday.
Prograis is 27-1 as he looks to win his fourth consecutive fight. However, Zepeda is experienced at 35-2, and he has faced tough opponents throughout his career.
Prograis Making Progress
Prograis was defeated by Josh Taylor in 2019, but we admire how he bounced back with three straight victories.
Juan Heraldez was beaten in the third round, and Ivan Redkach and Tyrone McKenna were eliminated in the fifth and sixth rounds, respectively.
Because of this, he is the clear sportsbook favorite to win the vacant WBC super lightweight title against Zepeda, who is the +300 underdog.
If he wins on Saturday, he will gain the respect he seeks.
“I’m in boxing not just to make money, but I want to be number one,” Prograis said. “That’s my main thing, to be number one in the world, be a champion, and to say I’m a world champion. They say a champion will always be a champion, but when people introduce me, it’s as a former champion.
“So when I get introduced, I want them to say, he is the champion. That’s one of the biggest things that I miss.”
Zepeda Letting Hands do the Talking
There have been plenty of distractions for Zepeda approaching the fight, including being cited for battery in a car crash.
However, he’s a talented fighter who recently defeated respected up-and-coming boxer, Jose Vargas, by a first-round knockout. Vargas was 19-1.
The threat Prograis faces this weekend stems from the 33-year-old’s ability to land knockout blows. He also defeated Ivan Baranchyk, a 20-1 boxer, in 2020, which is a good form guide and it demands respect from betting online markets.
His most recent loss came in 2019 when losing to 23-0 Jose Carlos Ramirez. He only narrowly lost after one judge ruled a draw and the other judges had it 116-112, 115-113 in favor of Ramirez, so bettors can use that as a good boxing form guide as well.
Prograis vs Zepeda Head-to-Head
It’s the first meeting between Prograis vs Zepeda.
Prograis vs Zepeda Fight Information
- Fight: Prograis (27-1) vs Zepeda (35-2)
- Location: Dignity Health Sports Park, Carson, Calif.
- Day/Time: Saturday, Nov. 26, 8 p.m. ET
- Prograis vs Zepeda Live Stream: Box Live
Prograis vs Zepeda Betting Lines
Prograis vs Zepeda Picks & Prediction
The odds are short but we’re taking Prograis to win and by knockout.
He’s in good shape and he hasn’t had the same distractions as Zepeda, so he should capitalize.
Prograis is listed at -400 in our Vegas lines. This means that if you wager $100 on Prograis, you have a chance to win $25. Zepeda is +300, offering a chance to win $300 on a $100 wager.
The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives Prograis a 80.00% chance to win, with Zepeda at 25.00%.
The odds and predictions in the article are based on the time of writing and publication. They may differ as to when the actual event takes place.