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Emanuel Navarrete vs Oscar Valdez Odds, Picks & How to Watch

Dylan Bowker

by Dylan Bowker in Boxing

Updated Aug 8, 2023 · 10:05 AM PDT

Apr 8, 2016; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Oscar Valdez during weigh ins prior to a boxing match at MGM Grand Garden Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
  • Emanuel Navarrete vs Oscar Valdez goes Saturday, August 12th at 8 PM EST
  • Valdez is a near two-to-one favorite here
  • Check out the Navarrete vs Valdez odds, analysis, and predictions, below

Emanuel Navarrete vs Oscar Valdez goes down at the Desert Diamond Arena in Glendale, Arizona, and broadcasts on ESPN+. The latter is favored over the former in the Navarrete vs Valdez betting odds, priced at -170.

Let’s analyze the Emanuel Navarrete vs Oscar Valdez odds as we provide our best bet for this bout.

Emanuel Navarrete vs Oscar Valdez Odds

Fighter Odds
Emanuel Navarrete +130
Oscar Valdez -170

Valdez is a favorite in the boxing odds at -170, meaning the boxer has a 63% implied win probability.

This contest is for the WBO junior lightweight belt with Navarrete and Valdez affixed in the champion and challenger roles, respectively.

 

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Emanuel Navarrete’s Betting Outlook vs Valdez

Navarrete was supposed to face Valdez in February but an injury to the latter led to Navarrete winning the then-vacant WBO title versus a replacement opponent.

The two men finally are set to fight in a bout that’s tremendously important to the sweet science community but also to the nation of Mexico which both represent.

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The three-division champion looks to carve out his legacy within his newest weight category and the 28-year-old Navarrete sees this next one as an iconic fight.

Navarrete has heaped a lot of respect on Valdez’s combat cache and the defending champ has stated that this is the kind of legacy-bolstering bout that he needs.

Emanuel Navarrete vs Oscar Valdez Recent Fights

Navarrete
VS
Valdez
Liam Wilson, win via TKO Fight 1 Adam Lopez, win via UD
Eduardo Baez, win via KO Fight 2 Shakur Stevenson, loss via UD
Joet Gonzalez, win via UD Fight 3 Robson Conceicao, win via UD
Christopher Diaz, win via TKO Fight 4 Miguel Berchelt, win via KO

 

These 130-pounders clash with Navarrete hoping to notch the first defense of this title while conversely, Valdez looks to regain some form of a world title in this weight class.

Oscar Valdez’s Betting Outlook vs Navarrete

Valdez recently rebounded from the lone loss of his professional boxing career and looks to add another big name to his resume on Saturday night.

The former two-weight division world champion and former two-time Olympian faces off here with a highly skilled champion boxer who has abundantly clear physical advantages over him, reach-wise.

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Both men here are regarded among the pound-for-pound best action fighters within the sport today. The idea that the ringside judges will not play a role in the verdict of this one would seem to interplay with that.

Emanuel Navarrete vs Oscar Valdez Tale of the Tape

Navarrete
VS
Valdez
37-1 Record 31-1
31 Knockouts 23
5’7 Height 5’5.5
72″ Reach 66″
Orthodox  Stance Orthodox

Navarrete vs Valdez Prediction

This contest is scheduled for twelve rounds, and I ultimately do not see this contest going all the way.

I foresee good value in seeking out prop bets on this fight not going the distance (+170) and Valdez winning via KO or TKO (+450).

Pick: Oscar Valdez (-170)

 

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