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Roman Gonzalez vs Julio Cesar Martinez Odds, Pick and Prediction

Dylan Bowker

by Dylan Bowker in Boxing

Updated Mar 2, 2022 · 1:04 PM PST

Juan Francisco Estrada vs Roman Gonzalez
Roman Gonzalez, left, of Nicaragua battles Brian Viloria in a WBC flyweight title bout at Madison Square Garden in New York on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015. Gonzalez won the fight. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)
  • Roman Gonzalez vs Julio Cesar Martinez goes Saturday, March 5th at 8:30 PM EST
  • Gonzalez is the favored fighter in this cross-division attraction
  • Check out the Gonzalez vs Martinez odds, analysis, and predictions, below

Roman Gonzalez vs Julio Cesar Martinez goes down at Pechanga Arena in San Diego and broadcasts on DAZN. The former is favored over the latter in the Gonzalez vs Martinez boxing betting odds, priced at -140.

Let’s analyze the Roman Gonzalez vs Julio Cesar Martinez odds via DraftKings as we provide our best bet for the bout.

Roman Gonzalez vs Julio Cesar Martinez Odds

Fighter Odds
Roman Gonzalez -140
Julio Cesar Martinez +115

Odds as of March 2nd at DraftKings

This fight came together after a rubber match between Gonzalez and Juan Francisco Estrada fell by the wayside. Estrada testing for COVID created a vacancy that Martinez eventually filled.

Bettors looking to bet Gonzalez can get a better price at -135 odds at Caesars Sportsbook.

Roman Gonzalez’s Boxing Odds & Betting Outlook vs Martinez

Gonzalez is a former four-division world champion and has established himself as one of the pound-for-pound greats of this generation.

Circa September 2017, it seemed like Chocolatito‘s career was winding down following a stoppage loss to Srisaket Sor Rungvisia. But Gonzalez continues to add to his legacy by still carving out world-class performances today.

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Gonzalez’s comeback trail saw him accrue a winning streak that saw him capture and defend a world title.

Though his last fight is a loss, it was a razor-thin decision defeat where some observers believed Chocolatito should have bested Estrada.

Gonzalez vs Martinez Recent Fights

Juan Francisco Estrada, loss via split decision Fight 1 McWilliams Arroyo, No contest
Israel Gonzalez, win via unanimous decision Fight 2 Joel Cordova, win via TKO
Khalid Yafai, win via TKO Fight 3 Moises Calleros, win via TKO
Diomel Diocos, win via TKO Fight 4 Jay Harris, win via unanimous decision

Gonzalez looks to pivot back to the win column and also preserve that Estrada rubber match by beating Martinez in this one.

Julio Cesar Martinez’s Boxing Odds and Betting Outlook vs Gonzalez

Martinez moves up to 115 pounds here to test skills with a legendary figure. The reigning WBC flyweight champion looks to take out one of the biggest names of all time at super flyweight in the coming days.

While Martinez has defended his hardware multiple times and impressed in his weight category, this is a sizeable step up. Both literally and figuratively.

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The experience edge goes to the former in Gonzalez versus Martinez. But outside of that, this is well matched on a stylistic level.

Each mirrors the other here with the stance and reach. Also, both have shown a capable level of punching power and an ability to get opponents out of there.

Roman Gonzalez vs Julio Cesar Martinez Tale of the Tape

50-3 Record 18-1
41 Knockouts 14
5’3 Height 5’2
64″ Reach 64″
Orthodox Stance Orthodox

Roman Gonzalez vs Julio Cesar Martinez Pick & Prediction

This high-stakes clash is a twelve-round prizefight, and public perception seems relatively split on if this one encroaches to the final bell.

The prop bets on this fight going the distance are -120, while the odds on this bout not going the distance are -115. I think the ‘not going the distance’ prop presents greater value in my opinion.

Oddsmakers see Martinez’s paths to victory as being of equal likelihood (+300 odds both for Martinez via decision and Martinez via KO/TKO).

In the end, the outcome prop bet that I would go with is Gonzalez winning via KO or TKO positioned at +200 in the Gonzalez vs Martinez odds.

Pick: Roman Gonzalez (-140)

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