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Marcus Browne vs Jean Pascal Odds & Pick

Dylan Bowker

by Dylan Bowker in Boxing

Updated Apr 3, 2020 · 9:46 AM PDT

Jean Pascal battling Bernard Hopkins
Jean Pascal (left) has battled stiff competition in his long career, including Bernard Hopkins (right), but at 36 years old, he's clearly in the twilight of his career and will enter Saturday's title fight against Marcus Browne as a huge underdog. Photo by Muriel Leclerc (Wikimedia Commons) [CC License].
  • Marcus Browne vs Jean Pascal goes Saturday, August 3rd, at 8:00 PM ET
  • Can Browne maintain his spotless record? Will the veteran Pascal get back on track?
  • Dylan Bowker breaks down the Browne vs Pascal odds and matchup

This Saturday (Aug. 3rd), the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, will host the 12-round light-heavyweight title fight between Marcus Brown and Jean Pascal.

Brown will be defending both the WBC light-heavyweight title and the interim WBA light-heavyweight title, and there are not enough adjectives in the dictionary to describe just how big a favorite he is entering fight-night.

Browne vs Pascal Odds

Fighter Browne vs Pascal Moneyline Odds
Marcus Browne -3500
Jean Pascal +1200

*Odds taken 08/01/19

Browne vs Pascal is a significant fight for both in different ways. For Browne, it’s a chance to secure one of the more bigger name-value victories of his career. For Pascal, it’s a chance to reassert himself and prove to pundits and oddsmakers, alike, that he still has it.

The 36-year-old Pascal has been the lineal champion of the world, fought elite combatants like Bernard Hopkins, and trained under Freddie Roach while competing under the bright lights on the biggest stages in the world.

Browne Keeps Undefeated Streak Alive

Pascal is coming off of a loss and is 4-4 in his last eight fights. Browne is an undefeated fighter and is currently a consensus top-five light-heavyweight.

Pascal seems to be in the twilight of his career while his 28-year-old counterpart is entering his prime. That being said, Pascal is still a top-ten ranked competitor, has several extra years of experience, and may be able to utilize some of that veteran savvy on fight night.

Browne has a respectable KO rate of 70 percent but will that be enough to put away Pascal? The only man Pascal has been finished by is decorated light-heavyweight titlist Sergey Kovalev. Browne appears to have a lot of respect for Pascal’s resume and skills and seems laser-focused on getting the right kind of win over someone he sees as an accomplished pugilist.

Browne vs Pascal Tale of the Tape

23-0 Record 33-6-1
16 Knockouts 20
6’1.5 Height 5’10.5
75.5″ Reach 72″
Badou Jack, Gabriel Campillo, Gilbert Lenin Castillo Significant Wins Chad Dawson, Lucian Bute, Adrian Diaconu
southpaw Stance orthodox

Browne vs Pascal will be curious to watch stylistically. Pascal sees his strengths in this fight lying in his veteran savvy, ring generalship, and the ability to dictate the pace in a chess match-style fight using his wealth of experience. After all, Pascal does have 301 rounds of experience as compared to Marcus Browne’s 96 career rounds.

It will be a compelling tilt but I have Browne all day. I think the youth, speed, and momentum is on his side. I can see Browne securing a unanimous decision win when it’s all said and done, but there’s not much value at -3500. Bettors may want to consider a method-of-victory prop for better value.

Pick: Browne (-3500)

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