- Murodjon Akhmadaliev vs. Ronny Rios goes Saturday, June 25th at 8:00 pm ET
- Akhmadaliev is highly favored to secure the win
- Check out the Akhmadaliev vs. Rios odds, analysis, and predictions, below
Murodjon Akhmadaliev vs Ronny Rios transpires at Tech Port Arena in San Antonio, Texas, at 8:00 pm ET this Saturday and broadcasts on DAZN. The former is hugely favored over the latter in the Akhmadaliev vs Rios betting odds, priced at -700.
Let’s analyze the Akhmadaliev vs. Rios odds via DraftKings Sportsbook as we provide our best bet for the bout.
Akhmadaliev vs Rios Odds
Odds as of June 21st via DraftKings Sportsbook.
This bout is for the WBA and IBF super-bantamweight world championships.
Akhmadaliev is looking to make the third defense of his unified crown against his mandatory challenger Rios.
Murodjon Akhmadaliev Betting Outlook vs Rios
Akhmadaliev has been on this championship run since January 2020. He has a claim among pundits and fans alike that he is ubiquitously the best in the division.
Murodjon Akhmadaliev is five years younger than the title contender here and the streaking world champion is seemingly settling into his competitive prime here.
These 122-pounders have been targeted to fight each other on and off since April 2021 with COVID 19 derailing those plans when Rios tested positive.
The two pugilists will finally settle things this coming weekend.
Akhmadaliev vs Rios Recent Fights
|Jose Velasquez, win via UD||Fight 1||Oscar Negrete, win via UD|
|Ryosuke Iwasa, win via TKO||Fight 2||Hugo Berrio, win via KO|
|Daniel Roman, win via SD||Fight 3||Diego De La Hoya, win via KO|
|Wilner Soto, win via TKO||Fight 4||Daniel Olea, win via RTD|
While the champion has a spotless pro record and while it does make sense he’s the favorite, there is far more parity within this fight than is found in this enormous gap set by the oddsmakers.
Double R has a bit of a height edge, an experience advantage in terms of professional bouts, and is more live than some seem to think.
Ronny Rios’ Betting Outlook vs Akhmadaliev
Rios is riding a four-fight winning streak heading into this dual-title bid with a seventy-five percent finishing rate during that isolated stretch.
There’s a bid of a redemptive tendril to this fight as it is Rios’ second world title bid. This following his WBC bid in August 2017 against Rey Vargas did not pan out.
A possible fork in the road sort of moment for Rios as a title contender. One where the 32-year-old could be galvanized and rise to the occasion or crumble and be ousted from that elite picture altogether.
While Rios has garnered stoppages as of late, Akhmadaliev has the superior overall finishing rate with a percentile of 70 overall compared to Rios’ sub-fifty percent career stoppage rate.
Rios’ fight IQ and sense of ringcraft are important variables for him here in this looming contest.
Akhmadaliev vs Rios Tale of the Tape
Akhmadaliev vs Rios Prediction
This prizefight is slated to go for twelve rounds but I do not see this one going the distance.
I think Akhmadaliev winning via KO or TKO is a likely outcome in this one. As an extension, I would say that Akhmadaliev winning between rounds 10-12 is when I foresee that going down.
Pick: Murodjon Akhmadaliev (-700)