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Mark Magsayo vs Rey Vargas Odds, Picks & How to Watch

Dylan Bowker

by Dylan Bowker in Boxing

Jul 4, 2022 · 9:34 AM PDT

Mark Magsayo at a weigh-in
LAS VEGAS, NV - AUGUST 20: Mark Magsayo (left) and steps on the scale during the official weigh-ins during the official weigh-in for Pacquiao vs. Ugas on August 20, 2021 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV. (Photo by Louis Grasse/PxImages/Icon Sportswire)
  • Mark Magsayo vs Rey Vargas goes Saturday, July 9th at 9:00 pm ET
  • Vargas is the razor-thin favorite to get the win
  • Check out the Magsayo vs Vargas odds, analysis, and predictions, below

Mark Magsayo vs Rey Vargas emanates from The Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas this Saturday and broadcasts on Showtime. The latter is very slightly favored over the former in the Magsayo vs Vargas betting odds, priced at -115.

Let’s analyze the Mark Magsayo versus Rey Vargas odds via DraftKings Sportsbook as we provide our best bet for the bout.

Magsayo vs Vargas Odds

Fighter Odds
Mark Magsayo -110
Rey Vargas -115

Odds as of July 4th via DraftKings Sportsbook.

 

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This fight is for the WBC featherweight championship of the world with Magsayo and Vargas in the roles of champion and challenger, respectively.

Magsayo aims to make the inaugural defense of his title reign this weekend while Vargas campaigns to become a two-weight world champion.

Mark Magsayo’s Betting Outlook vs Vargas

Magsayo unseated a long-time titleholder in his last outing and is looking to carve out his own impressive legacy here.

This looming title defense has personal meaning to Magsayo. This is because he first was inspired to become a boxer when saw his idol Manny Pacquiao perform from the very same venue.

The line here reflects public perception because some in the sweet science community are seemingly not altogether sure if the Magsayo’s win last time out was a fluke.

In his sophomore bout of the calendar year, Magsayo could silence whatever lingering doubters are still out there.

Magsayo vs Vargas Recent Fights

Magsyao
VS
Vargas
Gary Allen Russell Jr, win via MD Fight 1 Leonardo Baez, win via UD
Julio Ceja, win via KO Fight 2 Tomoki Kameda, win via UD
Pablo Cruz, win via TKO Fight 3 Franklin Manzanilla, win via UD
Rigoberto Hermosillo, win via SD Fight 4 Azat Hovhannisyan, win via UD

Barring a draw, someone’s 0 has got to go in this clash of unbeaten combatants. An intriguing well-matched championship bout with a lot of pugilistic parity underpinning things.

Rey Vargas’ Betting Outlook vs Magsayo

Vargas is a former super bantamweight title holder and looks to expand his accolades to multiple divisions. He defended his WBC 122-pound belt five times before vacating it and pursuing aspirations in a higher weight category.

Vargas is now the WBC mandatory and has occupied that spot since November 2020. A leg injury and other outside circumstances curbed previous plans for the title shot to transpire but it all goes down later this week.

Vargas has the height as well as reach advantage and will likely utilize that to work the champ’s body while at a comfortable distance.

This is only Vargas’ second featherweight bout though and Magsayo very much has punching power that could give him fits.

Magsayo vs Vargas Tale of the Tape

Magsayo
VS
Vargas
24-0 Record 35-0
16 Knockouts 22
5’6 Height 5’10.5
68″ Reach 70.5″
Orthodox Stance Orthodox

Magsayo vs Vargas Prediction

This prizefight is scheduled for twelve rounds and I do see this one going the distance.

Vargas is sometimes not the most defensively responsible and I feel like Magsayo can pick apart those holes. In this battle of 126 pounders, I see Magsayo having his hand raised once the judges’ scorecards have been read aloud.

Pick: Mark Magsayo (-110)

 

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