- Odds: Guillermo Rigondeaux +170 underdog, John Riel Casimero -210 underdog.
- Betting Pick: Casimero by TKO.
“The Jackal” Guillermo Rigondeaux returns to action on August 14 to take on WBO Bantamweight World Champion John Riel Casimero. This bout will be live on Showtime headlining a Premier Boxing Champions event from Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California. We review the opening Rigondeaux vs Casimero odds and give an early prediction below.
Rigondeaux vs Casimero Odds
|John Riel Casimero||-210|
Two-division world champion Rigondeaux opens as a betting underdog +170, bet $100 to win $170. Meanwhile, Casimero is a -210 favorite, bet $210 win $100. The betting line is expected to shift in favor of Rigo as more online sportsbooks release their opening odds. For all the latest fight news and betting previews check out for boxing section.
Betting Value on Rigo or Casimero
Even at 40 years of age Rigondeaux still has what it takes to hang in there with the best boxers. His only pro boxing loss is to Vasyl Lomachenko back in 2017. Since then Rigo has went on to pick up two wins by finish, and a split decision win over Liborio Solis in February 2020.
“Quadro Alas” will have the advantage with being the more fresher and active boxer as of late. Currently, on a six-fight win streak with wins coming by KO & TKO, Casimero has the ability to finish this fight if Rigo doesn’t fight defensively. Casimero has a KO % of 61% over his 30 career wins, while Rigo has a 59% KO rate over his 20 wins.
I expect this fight to start of fast but eventually slow down to suit Rigo’s pace more. With Rigo’s newer fan-friendly style not the best-suited approach against Casimero, he might have to revert to fighting off the back foot taking advantage of his 4-inch reach. In terms of betting on this fight, I expect a finish either way. Odds are close to start off in the beginning for that reason, for betting sites to see who the early public money goes on.
Casimero wants to retire Rigondeaux
When Rigondeaux and Casimero had a verbal exchange to promote the fight recently, Casimero seemed motivated and confident that he can retire the Cuban legend. “When I beat Rigondeaux on August 14, he’s going to retire. He’s finished,” – Casimero
Meanwhile, Rigo remained his usually calm and subdued self and will let his boxing do the talking. “I can guarantee that everyone is going to see the best of me on August 14. I perform best under the bright lights,” – Rigondeaux
Speaking of legendary fighters, if Rigo can win here it may set up a rematch against another resurged boxer Nonito Donaire. Check out how their first fight played out below!