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George Kambosos Jr vs Maxi Hughes Odds, Predictions & How to Watch

Dylan Bowker

by Dylan Bowker in Boxing

Updated Jul 18, 2023 · 12:01 PM PDT

George Kambosos Jr fights in the boxing ring
Jan 19, 2019; Las Vegas, NV, USA; George Kambosos Jr (white/black trunks) and Rey Perez (not pictured) box during a lightweight boxing match at MGM Grand Garden Arena. Kambosos Jr won via unanimous decision. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports
  • George Kambosos Jr vs Maxi Hughes goes Saturday, July 22nd at 8 PM EST
  • Kambosos Jr is a favorite in this clash
  • Check out the Kambosos Jr vs Hughes odds, analysis, and predictions, below

George Kambosos Jr vs Maxi Hughes goes down at the Firelake Arena in Shawnee, Oklahoma, and broadcasts on ESPN+. The former is favored over the latter in the Kambosos Jr vs Hughes betting odds, priced at -340.

Let’s analyze the Kambosos Jr vs Hughes odds as we provide our best bet for this bout.

George Kambosos Jr vs Maxi Hughes Odds

Fighter Odds
George Kambosos Jr -340
Maxi Hughes +255

Kambosos Jr is a favorite in the boxing odds at -340, meaning the boxer has 77% implied win probability.

This is a lightweight IBF world title eliminator and Hughes defends his IBO world title against a game contender in Kambosos Jr.

 

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George Kambosos Jr’s Betting Outlook vs Hughes

Kambosos Jr returns to the ring aiming to rebound from his pair of championship losses to Devin Haney.

His previous win to become the unified champion at 135 pounds resulted in a 2021 upset-of-the-year caliber effort and Kambosos Jr looks to resume shaking up the boxing world.

Kambosos Jr has seemed motivated by his recent setbacks, has used those lessons to sharpen new tools, and seems to be approaching this next one in a measured analytical fashion.

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The former unified world lightweight champion looks to reassert himself in the title picture after consecutive aims to cement himself as the undisputed champion did not pan out.

Kambosos Jr’s place in the division is a curious one as he admittedly is a former titleholder. But he has this surrounding perception from followers of boxing that he could very well lose to many within the top ten of his weight category,

George Kambosos Jr vs Maxi Hughes Recent Fights

Kambosos Jr
VS
Hughes
Devin Haney, loss via UD Fight 1 Kid Galahad, win via MD
Devin Haney, loss via UD Fight 2 Ryan Walsh, win via UD
Teofimo Lopez, win via SD Fight 3 Jovanni Straffon, win via UD
Lee Selby, win via SD Fight 4 Paul Hyland Jr, win via TKO

 

The Australian standout looks to show out in America once more.

This as the proud Englishman in Hughes awaits his big showcase opportunity and that coveted chance to fight in the States.

Maxi Hughes’ Betting Outlook vs Kambosos Jr

Hughes is getting a step up bout here that many in the sweet science community see as a deserved reward. He collected British and European titles en route to his present championship tier in the sport.

Hughes is coming off a career-best win over a former featherweight world title holder and looks to halt a former champion in another weight division this weekend. Kambosos Jr has the intention to close this one out inside the distance though and articulate his namesake of ‘Ferocious’ in how the story of the fight unfurls.

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These two match up in what is a competitive crossroads fight for the 135-pound ranks and I feel there’s more parity in this one than the oddsmakers seem to see.

Kambosos Jr has the better finishing rate and the superior resume overall but Hughes is a crafty, capable boxer albeit not somebody who has that earth-shattering punching power.

George Kambosos Jr vs Maxi Hughes Tale of the Tape

Kambosos Jr
VS
Hughes
20-2 Record 26-5-2
10 Knockouts 5
5’9 Height 5’7
68″ Reach 66.9″
Orthodox Stance Southpaw

George Kambosos Jr vs Maxi Hughes Prediction

This bout is slated to go for twelve rounds, and I see the action encroaching on that final bell.

I foresee value in seeking out prop bets for this fight centered on this fight going the distance (-425) and Kambosos Jr winning via points/ decision (-150).

Pick: George Kambosos Jr (-340)

 

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