Boxing: Favorite Tops Rodriguez vs Gonzalez Betting Odds
WBC World Super-Fly Title
Bookmakers have the favorite firm with Rodriguez vs Gonzalez betting odds and it could be a one-sided affair.
The WBC world super-fly title is up for grabs and Jesse Rodriguez is the -2000 favorite to retain his belt. He does, however, give away experience to 28-4-1 Israel Gonzalez.
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Rodriguez Handling Pressure
Rodriguez is a highly-touted fighter and that comes with a fair amount of pressure.
The 22-year-old handled it when beating Wisaksil Wangek in June with an eighth-round TKO, so he’s good enough to handle the big stage.
Ranked the fourth-best super flyweight in the world and best in the US, Rodriguez has bigger fights on the horizon, hence the -2000 odds.
He wants to be on the main card of big fight nights but he’s ready for the pressure.
“I don’t feel pressure because I feel I was born for this,” Rodriguez told BoxingScene.com. “I belong on these big stages, it’s where I feel comfortable. Headlining in San Antonio, co-main to Canelo-GGG III, this is where I want to be, it’s been part of the plan and it’s great to see it play out.
“There’s expectation on me, all eyes are on me, I know that I need to perform at my best but that excites me. I’m right where I need to be, it’s just the beginning and the sky is the limit for me. I can’t tell you how far I can go because I don’t know how to stop.”
We love the attitude and his 16-0 record speaks for itself. He hasn’t avoided tough fights, and although Gonzalez is a step below Wangek, it’s still a tough fight.
It’s not reflected with Rodriguez vs Gonzalez betting odds, but upsets can happen. Rodriguez should be confident knowing he has beaten quality fighters throughout his career and he’s facing an opponent with four losses on his record.
Gonzalez Trying to Cause Shock
It would be a shock if Gonzalez pulled off an upset as the +850 underdog and those are the best boxing odds you’ll get for the Mexican.
Gonzalez has plenty of experience at 28-4-1, but he has scored only 11 knockouts, so we don’t think he has the power to land a power punch on Rodriguez.
He comes off consecutive wins against inferior opponents, including Samuel Hernandez who is 16-34-6. That’s a very poor record, so he hasn’t been fighting against high-level opponents like the -2000 favorite.
His best performance was a split-decision win against Sho Ishida. He fought in Japan, so it wasn’t an easy fight and the judges gave him the victory, so credit to him. That win is the reason why he’s fighting for the super flyweight title.
He is being given respect by Rodriguez.
“I would say ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez just because he’s been in there with everybody,” Rodriguez said. “He’s an all-time great so I feel like he would bring a better fight compared to Estrada.”
However, as Rodriguez vs Gonzalez betting odds suggest, he’s up against it and we can’t see him pulling off an upset at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday.Follow us on Twitter