Boxing: Challenger Tops Magsayo vs Vargas Odds

The WBC Featherweight Belt On the Line

It doesn’t get more exciting than seeing two unbeaten fighters go toe-to-toe and Magsayo vs Vargas odds are tight.

Despite being the current champion, Mark Magsayo is the betting underdog for the headline fight on Saturday. Rey Vargas is the -135 favorite to win and claim the title from the Filipino champion.

Bettors should expect the fight to go the distance, and with a combined 59-0 record, this could be a Fight of the Year contender.

Vargas Favored to Win Belt

Vargas has faced numerous challenging opponents throughout his career, notably Tomoki Kameda, who he defeated, but he hasn’t faced anyone as skilled as Magsayo.

A difficult challenge awaits the undefeated fighter, who isn’t even the Mexican boxer with the highest ranking in the class; however, garnered a lot of interest in Magsayo vs Vargas odds and that must be acknowledged.

Despite having 22 knockout victories under his belt, the 31-year-old’s last seven victories have all been by unanimous or majority decision. He hasn’t been at his best but he has had excuses.

“The last two years have been difficult, not just for me but for the world with the pandemic,” Vargas told ‘The Ring’. “I had an injury; it was a fracture in my foot. I had to wait until the fracture healed, then I got Covid. Thank God everything went well and I was able to recover.

“I am ready to go and happy to have this opportunity to be on top of the world and fight for a title.”

The fighters stats are incredible and that’s why he’s the favorite to get the title from Magsayo. He passes the eye test and the -135 odds are warranted given his potential to tear through the toughest opponents in the division.

Magsayo Representing Value

Magsayo hasn’t done anything wrong throughout his career and he’s fighting for his Filipino pride.

After Rene Mark Cuarto’s defeat, Magsayo is the only Filipino to hold the title of world boxing champion, hence a lot of pride is at stake. This is significant since he is competing in the same stadium as Manny Pacquiao vs. Marco Antonio Barrera, so he understands the significance.

“I’m excited to be fighting in the same venue where my idol Manny Pacquiao fought Marco Antonio Barrera,” Magsayo said.

“That was the first fight I ever saw and the reason I started boxing. We are preparing for a strong Mexican fighter in Rey Vargas. Everyone knows what the Philippines vs. Mexico boxing rivalry brings to the ring and I’m excited to display my talents to the boxing fans in Texas and watching around the world.”

Magsayo vs Vargas odds has Magsayo at +105. It’s a value price for the champion and he could show why he’s the rightful champion.

Those who bet on boxing fights know it’s rare to get better than even money for the champion. It’s an unusual circumstance and one bettor could take advantage of.

Magsayo is a great value at +105, and we’ve locked in the champion to keep his title. In contrast to Vargas, who has encountered numerous issues over the past few years, he has the power edge and has also enjoyed a trouble-free camp.

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