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David Benavidez vs Roamer Alexis Angulo Odds and Pick

Dylan Bowker

by Dylan Bowker in Boxing

Updated Aug 13, 2020 · 7:58 AM PDT

Benavidez vs Angulo
David Benavidez and Alexis Angulo tests skills against one another on Saturday, August 15th. Who emerges as WBC titlist when Benavidez vs Angulo goes down?
  • David Benavidez vs Roamer Alexis Angulo goes Saturday, August 15th at 8:00 pm ET
  • Does Benavidez maintain his championship and unbeaten record or will Angulo score the most significant win of his career?
  • Check out the odds for this fight, my sweet science analysis, and my prizefight prediction below

David Benavidez and Roamer Alexis Angulo will collide at Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Connecticut. The WBC world super-middleweight title is up for grabs and it will broadcast on Showtime. Angulo is ranked #15 by the WBC and fittingly he will be competing on the 15th. #1 ranked Avni Yildirim was initially scheduled for the bout but an injury resulted in Angulo being presented with an opportunity. He stepped up and now the boxing world at large has another great fight to look forward to on Saturday night.

Benavidez vs Angulo Odds

Fighter Odds
David Benavidez -750
Roamer Alexis Angulo +485

Odds taken August 12

Roamer Alexis Angulo’s World Title Bid

Don’t get overly caught up in the rankings gap here between the two. Angulo is not someone to be slept on and he can easily spoil the party for Benavidez if the champ gets lackadaisical at all. Roamer Alexis Angulo’s last outing saw him capture the WBO latino super-middleweight title when he beat Anthony Sims Jr in January 2020. The split decision victory was a notable upset and put Angulo’s stock up in a big way. He took Sims Jr’s momentum and rode his own wave towards a crack at the world championship.

The 168 lb division is quite an intriguing one at the elite level with names like Caleb Plant, Gennady Golovkin, and Canelo Alvarez occupying that space. The winner of Benavidez vs Angulo jettisons themselves into that rarified air. They will enter the conversation in a pronounced way.

David Benavidez Seeks Third Successful Title Defense

David Benavidez is now a two-time world titlist at the tender of age of 23. Benavidez comes from a rich lineage of pugilists. This fighting family includes brother Jose Jr who is a former title challenger and father Jose Sr who trains him. Benavidez returns to action after close to eleven months outside of the ring. The WBC world champion knocked out Anthony Dirrell in the ninth round of their title fight in late September of last year. A victory here likely propels Benavidez towards the kind of big box office matchup that boxing enthusiasts are clamoring for.

Though Benavidez has a commendable knockout rate (86 percent), he’s not a guy that chases for the finish. He is a patient, composed pugilist who makes incredibly savvy decisions to set up openings. Then Benavidez turns the lights out on his adversary once the opportunity eventually presents itself. Angulo is right up there too though and is just a hair off from Benavidez’s stoppage percentile. With Roamer Alexis Angulo’s 85 percent knockout rate considered, this fight seems almost impossible to be a boring affair.

Benavidez vs Angulo Tale of the Tape

22-0 Record 26-1
19 Knockouts 22
6’1.5 Height 6’1
77″ Reach 75″
Anthony Dirrell, J’Leon Love, Ronald Gavril Significant Wins Anthony Sims Jr, Reinaldo Gonzalez,
Evert Bravo
Orthodox Stance Orthodox

Ultimately, I foresee Angulo taking his second pro defeat. I think Benavidez secures the stoppage victory inside of eight rounds.

Pick: David Benavidez (-750)

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