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Jermell Charlo vs Jorge Cota Odds & Pick

Dylan Bowker

by Dylan Bowker in Boxing

Updated Apr 6, 2020 · 11:55 AM PDT

Jermell Charlo
Jermell Charlo is heavily favored in his latest bout. Photo by @sn_fights (Twitter)
  • Charlo vs Cota goes Sunday, June 23rd at 8:00 p.m. ET
  • Can Charlo reassert himself and get back on track?
  • Can the largely unheralded Cota pull off the upset?

Charlo vs Cota goes down on Sunday, June 23rd from Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Former WBC Super Welterweight Champion Jermell Charlo is aiming to rebound from his lone career loss, while Jorge Charlo suffered a controversial decision loss to Tony Harrison.

Initially Harrison and Charlo were to rematch, but Harrison suffered an injury and Jorge Cota stepped up on relatively short notice. Premier Boxing Champions will broadcast the bout on FOX.

Jermell Charlo vs Jorge Cota Odds

Fighter Odds
Jermell Charlo -330
Jorge Cota +270

*Odds taken 06/18/19

Charlo Rebounds with Style Points

Charlo vs Cota is kind of getting some residual narrative from the Andy Ruiz upset. Cota has said that the Ruiz victory emboldened him to take this bout and score another shocking win in the boxing world. Harrison’s ankle injury ended up being a blessing for Cota who has now secured the biggest prize fight in his career. I just think Charlo ruins the fairy tale ending.

Cota has said that the Ruiz victory emboldened him to take this bout and score another shocking win in the boxing world.

That’s not to say that Cota isn’t a compelling underdog. Jorge has a superior knockout rate, has faced some similar opponents to Charlo, and has been in high stakes scenarios in his past efforts. The Mexican pugilist brings a decade of pro experience  the table, but Charlo seems to have a more comprehensive approach to the sweet science.

Charlo vs Cota pits “Iron Man” against “Demonio”. When referencing the tale of the tape, this bout seems decently compelling on paper. But fights don’t take place on paper and the bout will be decided on the PBC canvas. As much as fans wanted Charlo vs Harrison II, this is as good of a short notice replacement fight as you can book.

Charlo vs Cota Tale of the Tape

31-1 Record 28-3
15 Knockouts 25
Orthodox Stance Orthodox
5’11” Height 5’11”
73′ Reach 73.5′

The narrative tendril that reveals itself is the winner is essentially being given a ticket to fight Harrison next. As much as that’s an understandable consideration, I think sometimes fight fans can do themselves a disservice in overlooking he present fight.

I think this can turn into a reasonably fun bout and doesn’t simply have to function as a brief placeholder bout between the presumably invariable Harrison vs Charlo rematch. I have Charlo all day, but I’ll enjoy the ride.

Pick: Jermell Charlo (-325)

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