A Refreshing Betting Market
Boxing betting markets are often one-sided, but Josh Warrington vs Luis Alberto Lopez odds predict a close fight.
Warrington is the -135 favorite to retain his IBF Featherweight title, but Lopez has proven his worth and is out to take the title back to Mexico.
Let’s check the latest Boxing odds, stats, and Boxing lines for Warrington vs Lopez. We’ve plenty of Boxing betting odds for you to consider.
Warrington Is a Winner
Warrington isn’t the most dynamic featherweight boxer, but he knows how to win.
The 32-year-old from Leeds owns a 31-1-1 record, but only eight of his wins have come by knockout, so what he lacks in power, he has in professionalism.
However, one of those knockout wins came last time in the ring against Kiko Martinez. He ended the fight in the seventh round after Martinez suffered cuts over both eyes.
Warrington also suffered a broken jaw, so he hasn’t fought since March and that could work against him. Also working against him was his loss to Mauricio Lara last year before the rematch was stopped by the doctor, resulting in a draw.
“I always come here as a warrior for war and I won’t be going home without that world title,” Warrington said. “I come here full of capabilities and confident in my preparation. I am coming for the knockout.”
The sportsbook has Warrington at -135 to regain his belt, which is a fair price given his record. However, there are some doubts hanging over his head.
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Lopez Faces Biggest Test
The +105 odds for Lopez suggests the Mexican has a good chance of winning, but he’ll need to improve.
He has been beating up terrible fighters recently, but his win against Gabriel Flores Jr last year is the best form guide. The unanimous decision victory showed that he could fight slightly better fighters, especially having lost to Ruben Villa and Abraham Montoya earlier in his career.
Betting online markets have him as the slight underdog, but we would have priced him around +150, especially fighting in Leeds against a crowd cheering for their homegrown fighter.
“We know that he has power and that he knows how to beat people down, ” Warrington said. “He thinks he’s going to do what his Mexican friend did, come here and kill me.”
Warrington vs Lopez Head-to-Head
This will be the first meeting between Warrington and Lopez.
Warrington vs Lopez Fight Information
- Fight: Warrington (31-1-1) vs Lopez (26-2)
- Location: First Direct Arena, Leeds, UK
- Day/Time: Saturday, Dec 10, 5:00 p.m. ET
- Warrington vs Lopez Live stream: Box Live
Warrington vs Lopez Betting Lines
Warrington vs Lopez Picks & Prediction
We can’t look past Warrington, who is likely to win via decision and not a knockout as he’s predicting.
The -135 is worth taking, and we would also include Warrington by decision at -105.
Josh Warrington is listed at -135 in our Vegas boxing lines. This means that if you wager $100 on Warrington, you have a chance to win $74. Luis Alberto Lopez is +105, offering a chance to win $105 on a $100 wager.
The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives Warrington a 57.45% chance to win, with Lopez at 48.78%.