Clavel vs Nery Plata Odds Preview: Queen of the North

Hometown Favorite Ready for Another World Title

Clavel Heavily Favored to Unify Junior Flyweight Belts

Seniesa “Superbad” Estrada hogs all the headlines when it comes to the smallest women’s boxers. But just up a weight class is the rise of who could be the next pound-for-pound contender: Kim Clavel.

The Canadian is undefeated and is the WBC light flyweight champion now aiming to unify the belts against WBA counterpart Jessica Nery Plata. Not only is Clavel the hometown hero but also the overwhelming favorite per the Clavel vs Nery Plata odds. A win will further build momentum for the “young” star.

🥊Kim Clavel vs Jessica Nery Plata🥊

(C)(16-0-0, 3 KOs) vs (C)(28-2-0, 3 KOs)
Date, Time & Streaming:
Location: Place Bell, Quebec, Canada
Titles: WBC and WBA Junior Flyweight(108 lbs.)

Anticipation Should Only Build Clavel’s Hunger

It is difficult to build a star in boxing. Unbeaten boxers are a dime-a-dozen and sometimes all it takes is one loss or even one delay to halt any kind of momentum the boxer has accumulated. For Clavel, the 32-year-old was distraught when she got ill and her original bout with Nery had to be delayed by a month.

“I feel bad for the Plata team and for the other boxers on the card,” Clavel said from her home during a video conference last November. “I blame myself. I’m ashamed and have a feeling of guilt. It’s hard emotionally. It’s horrible. I’d prefer to box and to fight. This championship is my dream — to unify the belt. I’m so close.”

But the silver lining to that postponement is more time for Clavel and her team to train. Yes, she’s 32, but she’s still young in boxing terms as she is only five years into her career. And as far as primacy, she has not absorbed much damage. It’s why Clavel is also the sizable favorite on the boxing betting odds compared to Nery.

Now, the unification bout is in sight. And should Clavel win, she will put herself in a prime position to fight Yokasta Valle for all four belts of the division.

Of course, Clavel and her camp can’t overlook Plata. On paper, Clavel can utilize her more precise boxing to keep this fight within range and win. Having the crowd cheering for everything she does will certainly sway some of the judges, especially when it could be a close bout. The Clavel vs Nery Plata odds favor this one going the distance with the former coming out on top.

Plata Could be The One Instead

As far as being an underdog goes, Plata isn’t just one on the Clavel vs Nery Plata odds but in the narrative as well. That tends to be the case when you come from the oversaturated boxing scene in Mexico.

But the diminutive champion is not just younger than Clavel, she’s more experienced. Clavel comes into this fight with 30 professional bouts, nearly double her opponent’s.

While she has just as many finishes (three) as Clavel, she has more of a bulldog style of boxing. That’s typical of her compatriots as Plata will bite down on her mouthguard and assault Clavel with everything she has.

Even if she does not hit that hard, a well-placed shot or two could make Clavel rethink her strategy.

‘Of course, Plata will have to do better than just push Clavel back. She’ll need to out-land her in punches by a significant margin and she may even need to bloody her up.’

Plata will be fighting on enemy territory, something she has only done once. In fact, this is also her first bout in a non-Spanish-speaking country.

This may be like Rocky Balboa going into Soviet Russia to beat Ivan Drago. But Plata is a champion and one who is on the level of Clavel.

Their bout should be one of the best on the boxing schedule this weekend. We will crown a new unified champion and the unofficial “Queen of the North.”
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