- Boxing Odds: Julio Cesar Martinez +128 underdog vs Roman Gonzalez -164 favorite via FanDuel Sportsbook.
- Will Martinez be the first Mexican to knock out the legendary Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez?
- Gonzalez was supposed to face Francisco Estrada for a trilogy bout, but instead Estrada will face Joshua Franco.
WBC flyweight champion Julio Cesar Martinez is set to take on Roman Gonzalez on March 5th at the Pechanga Arena San Diego in San Diego, California. This will be a huge flyweight clash between Nicaragua going toe to toe against Mexico. We review the opening boxing odds for Martinez vs Gonzalez below.
Chocolatito vs Martinez Odds
|Julio Cesar Martinez||+128|
Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez opened as a -164 betting favorite to defeat Julio Cesar Martinez. You can bet $164 on Chocolatito at these current odds to net $100 profit. While the underdog here Martinez offers the real value of $128 profit on a $100 wager.
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Betting on Chocolatito vs Martinez
Chocolatito was coming off a split decision loss to Estrada during their popular super flyweight unification held on March 13, 2021. With Gonzalez having a previous win over Estrada at flyweight on March 5, 2022, a third battle between the two veterans was booked for March 5, 2022. However, Estrada tested positive for COVID-19 recently and was unable to train and continue to fight on the scheduled date.
Chocolatito is used to being the fans’ and sportsbooks favorite, although for the Estrada trilogy he was moving closer to becoming even money. Against Martinez the odds aren’t that wide either for a boxing bout, expect to see Chocolatito anywhere from -160 to -120 come fight night as late money goes on the younger and eager Mexican challenger.
Martinez’s last bout was an all-out fight against McWilliams Arroyo. Both fighters started explosive and hit the ground within the first round. Arroyo suffered a small cut on the ankle in the process, thus the fight ended in a no-contest. Martinez entered this bout as a -950 favorite and against Gonzalez it marks the first time he’s being the underdog for a professional bout.
The exciting Mexican is eager to advance in weight and compete among the elite of exactly the 115lb weight class like Chocolatito and Estrada, although he has a tall task ahead of him with a former pound for pound great in Gonzalez. Martinez is confident he has what it takes to step in there with the best
“I’ll bring everything except fear,” to their bout next month. “I have ambitions to unify the Flyweight division and that flame still burns, but this fight is so huge for me, and I did not hesitate to accept it – I promise the fans that I will put on a show.” – said Martinez.
Martinez’s decision to move up to 115lbs is among the most discussed matches of the year so far, and the Mexican is comfortable with his decision to move up a weight class. Overall, this is a big gamble for Gonzalez who is taking on a dangerous last-minute opponent. Who’s your money on? Comment below.
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