- Boxing Odds: Jessie Vargas +146 underdog, Liam Smith -186 betting favorite.
- The two former champions are set to square off in early 2022.
- Las Vegas will headline Matchroom Boxing on DAZN for Vargas vs Smith.
A 154-pound grudge match will be settled on Feb 5, between former two-time world champion Jessie Vargas and Britain’s own Liam Smith. Vargas is coming off a decision loss to Mikey Garcia, while Smith went 1-1 in 2021 and is looking to keep the momentum going after his TKO victory over Anthony Fowler in October.
Jessie Vargas vs Liam Smith Odds
The latest Vargas vs Smith odds is favoring the current WBA International light-middleweight champion, Liam Smith, with a 65% win percentage. Vargas is a +146 betting underdog, bet $100 to net $146. For more boxing odds check out our list of online sportsbooks.
Betting on Vargas vs Smith
This fight has been on the horizon for quite some time. It’s hardly a huge surprise that Vargas, who’s only had one bout in three years is the underdog here. The former WBO welterweight champ has been focusing on duties outside of the ring including TV and running for Congress in Nevada as a Republican.
Meanwhile, Smith has notched up four wins and one loss since his 2018 WBO light-middleweight title loss to Jaime Munguía. The quiet confidence of Smith’s resume is starting to speak for itself and this will be another notable name to have on that list.
Jessie Vargas has fought some massive names in boxing from Manny Pacquiao to Adrien Broner both fights he was an underdog. Outside of the big names Vargas is typically the betting favorite and is a household name in the US, unlike Smith who hasn’t fought outside of the UK as often.
Smith has been the betting favorite in his last few bouts, our money is on Smith to really shine over a rusty Vargas and score a decision victory over Vargas.
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