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Murodjon Akhmadaliev vs Ronny Rios Odds, Picks & How to Watch

Dylan Bowker

by Dylan Bowker in Boxing

Jun 21, 2022 · 8:38 PM PDT

Murodjon Akhmadaliev boxing against Fazliddin Gaibnazarov
Murodjon Akhmadaliev and Fazliddin Gaibnazarov boxing at the 2015 AIBA World Championships. Photo by IBA Boxing (CC License 2.0).
  • 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

Fighter Odds
Murodjon Akhmadaliev -700
Ronny Rios +475

Odds as of June 21st via DraftKings Sportsbook.

 

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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

Akhmadaliev
VS
Rios
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
10-0 Record 33-3
7 Knockouts 16
5’5.5 Height 5’7.5
68″ Reach 67″
Southpaw Stance Orthodox

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)

 

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