- The boxing odds favor Teofimo Lopez -900 vs Sandor Martin +850.
- Sandor Martin had a career-defining win over Mikey Garcia, where he was a +1200 underdog.
- We give our betting prediction for this junior welterweight contest between Lopez and Martin.
Spanish boxer Sandor Martin has replaced Jose Pedraza to take on Teofimo Lopez on Dec 10th in New York. Lopez vs Martin will be headlined on ESPN and live from Madison Square Garden. We review the latest Lopez vs Marin odds with a betting pick to follow.
Lopez vs Martin Odds
Sandor Marin (40-2), has another huge chance to shine against Teofimo Lopez as a +850 underdog. Get $850 profit off a $100 wager by betting on the Spaniard to upset the odds.
He wouldn’t be the first boxer in recent history to shock Lopez, with George Kambosos unifying the lightweight division with his win in 2021. While Lopez remains a more significant favorite over Martin at -900, The oddsmakers at these boxing online betting sites are giving “The Takeover” a 90% winning chance.
Teofimo Lopez vs Sandor Martin Prediction
This fight is actually much bigger than what was originally billed as Lopez vs Pedraza. Sandor Martin possess a bigger threat to Lopez than Pedraza did.
The Spanish Southpaw has 13 knockouts out of his 40 wins, and his two losses are by decision. Meaning has never been stopped, which is a long career to go with suffering a stoppage loss.
Martin doesn’t have a flashy style or significant advantages over Lopez, but one area he could shine against Lopez is by outboxing him. I wouldn’t say Lopez isn’t the same fighter that fought Lomachenko in 2020, but much has changed since then inside the ring and outside. I actually think this is a really solid test for Lopez, even though the oddsmakers have him as a betting lock.
After his huge MD win over Mikey Garcia, Martin went on to face José Félix Jr. Martin has vast experience and will try and slow the pace of this fight to suit him throughout the fight. It will be on Lopez to pressure, defend and counter in a smart and efficient way.
Teofimo’s power hasn’t fully translated at 140 pounds, compared to the knockouts he was scoring at the lighter weight class. Nevertheless, I can see a situation here where Lopez does get Martin into a position for a late KO victory.
Lopez could also take advantage of how slow Martin takes to get going in a fight. If he can’t put Martin away early, he’ll just have to manage his cardio and ensure he has enough to keep going. Obviously, confidence is key too, but calmness too will be needed against Martin, who’ll likely not engage to make this a back-and-forth fight.
If Lopez’s camp can strategize this fight in the same way he did against Loma, then it will be a smooth path to victory.
Betting Pick: Lopez by TKO.
MSG Card is Martins Dream
The rest of the ESPN broadcast will also include 2020 U.S. Olympian Tiger Johnson (6-0, 4 KOs) against Mike O’Han Jr. (16-1, 9 KOs), plus Jared Anderson against Jerry Forrest, Xander Zayas against Alexis Salazar and Keyshawn Davis against Juan Carlos Burgos.
“We wish Jose Pedraza a speedy recovery, but we look forward to facing Sandor Martin. He was the opponent we originally wanted for Heisman Night at Madison Square Garden,” Lopez said. “I will continue to silence the doubters as I take over the 140-pound division. I look forward to giving my hometown fans a special night of boxing.”
Martin said, “I’ve dreamed of fighting in the main event at Madison Square Garden. This is my time. I’ve taken the risk, and I will take control against Teofimo Lopez on December 10th. I will give the fans what they want to see.”
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