- Opening odds have Vergil Ortiz Jr -650 vs David Avanesyan +420.
- Vergil Ortiz Jr and David Avanesyan currently sit at No. 1 and No. 2 in the WBC welterweight rankings.
- We review the latest Ortiz Jr vs Avanesyan odds for August 6th in Texas.
Undefeated and #1 ranked champion Vergil Ortiz Jr is taking on David Avanesyan preliminary set for August 6th at Fort Worth’s Dickies Arena in Texas. This fight should be fireworks and is perfect for the 147-pound division, one that needed to be made with boxers reigning supreme at welterweight.
Ortiz Jr vs Avanesyan Odds
|Vergil Ortiz Jr||-650|
The WBO International welterweight champion Vergil Ortiz Jr opened as a -650 betting favorite, giving Ortiz an 86.6% win probability to defeat David Avanesyan. The underdog here Avanesyan has current boxing odds of +420, with a $100 bet netting $420 profit. For a wide selection of boxing odds from various online sportsbooks, check out our best boxing betting sites before betting on Ortiz Jr vs Avanesyan.
Betting on Ortiz vs Avanesyan
Vergil Ortiz Jr remains the favorite to maintain his undefeated record against Avanesyan this August. Ortiz has similar favorable odds in his last bout against Egidijus Kavaliauskas then closed closer to -900. Ortiz stopped the ‘Mean Machine’ in the 8th round of his last fight to retain the WBO International Welterweight title.
Avanesyan on the other hand lost to Ortiz’s last opponent Egidijus Kavaliauskas, back in 2018. That was Avanesyan’s last loss and since then he has been on a hot streak winning his last 6 fights by TKO.
With title defenses against British boxers such as Josh Kelly & Liam Taylor, many thought that Conor Benn would be next in line to challenge Avanesyan next. That doesn’t seem to be the case, with Avanesyan being too risky with little reward – allowing Ortiz to make a statement here and taking on a solid Avanesyan.
Ortiz has a 100% knockout win percentage across his 18 fights. Being ranked as the #1 with the WBA, WBC, WBO & IBF, he will soon be next in line for a shot against welterweight king pings such as Errol Spence Jr. and Terence Crawford. For now, Ortiz will have to wait until Spence vs Crawford square off later this year or move up to 154.
Stylistically Avanesyan has a huge chance of causing an upset here. On a European scale, Avanesyan is the top dog, now this will be his time to shine in the US again. 2017 was Avanesyan’s last US performance, where he lost his WBA welterweight title to a game Lamont Peterson. Many will be familiar with Avanesyan’s biggest win back in 2016 over Shane Mosley
Given Ortiz’s run at 147 pounds, the odds are clearly in his favor. I expect yet another world-class performance from both sides, with Ortiz having the edge and looking to add yet another KO finish to his growing resume.
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