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Roy Jones Jr vs Anthony Pettis Odds, Picks & How to Watch

Dylan Bowker

by Dylan Bowker in Boxing

Updated Mar 30, 2023 · 1:02 PM PDT

Anthony Pettis in the ring before his fight
May 9, 2020; Jacksonville, Florida, USA; Anthony Pettis (red gloves) before his fight against Donald Cerrone (blue gloves) during UFC 249 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
  • Roy Jones Jr vs Anthony Pettis goes Saturday, April 1st at 8 PM EST
  • Jones Jr is more than a three-to-one favorite in this clash
  • Check out the Jones Jr vs Pettis odds, analysis, and predictions, below

Roy Jones Jr vs Anthony Pettis goes down at the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and broadcasts on In Demand and UFC Fight Pass pay-per-view. The former is sizably favored over the latter in the Jones Jr vs Pettis betting odds, priced at -330.

Let’s analyze the Jones Jr vs Pettis odds as we provide our best bet for this bout.

Roy Jones Jr vs Anthony Pettis Odds

Fighter Odds
Roy Jones Jr -330
Anthony Pettis +245

Jones Jr is a favorite in the boxing odds at -330, meaning the boxer has 76.7% implied win probability.

This Gamebred Boxing 4 headlining contest is a crossover fight that reads like a fantasy matchup post on a combat sports forum come to life.



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Odds as of  March 30th at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Roy Jones Jr’s Betting Outlook vs Pettis

Jones Jr is simultaneously mounting a comeback but also embarking on a swan song here with his pro boxing efforts.

The 54-year-old icon has collected a myriad of world titles from middleweight to heavyweight and is regarded as one of the pound-for-pound best boxers in history.

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This unique bout bears certain resemblances to Mayweather vs McGregor.  In as far as a generational great within the sweet science is readying to take on champion caliber MMA fighter who is a gloved boxing neophyte.

In fact, Jones Jr had the MMA vs Boxing crossover idea long before that when calling out then-UFC middleweight king Anderson Silva. The inter-sport component is what motivated Jones Jr to take this Pettis fight, in fact.

Jones Jr vs Pettis Recent Fights

Jones Jr
Mike Tyson, Split Draw (Exhibition) Fight 1 Stevie Ray, loss via UD (MMA)
Scott Sigmon, win via UD Fight 2 Stevie Ray, loss via Modified Twister (MMA)
Bobby Gunn, win via TKO Fight 3 Myles Price, win via Triangle Choke (MMA)
Rodney Moore, win via UD Fight 4 Raush Manfio, loss via SD (MMA)

This is Jones Jr’s first pro contest in over five years although he did have an exhibition bout against Mike Tyson a bit over two years ago that went the distance.

The legend looks to go out on a high note while Pettis looks to make one of the bigger splashes one can make in their debut foray in a new sport.

Anthony Pettis’ Betting Outlook vs Jones Jr

Pettis is a former WEC and UFC lightweight champion but the MMA vet will be making his professional boxing debut this weekend.

Though accustomed to competing anywhere from 145 to 170 pounds in his MMA career, this Queensberry Rules clash will see ‘Showtime’ jump all the way up to heavyweight to compete against Jones Jr.

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Pettis is still active in mixed martial arts with the PFL but this seems to be a key bout as far as assessing what could be next for the prizefighter in terms of what his ceiling is in the sweet science.

Though nearly twenty years younger, Pettis is operating at not only bit of a size disadvantage but a chasm-sized gap in pro-boxing-specific experience.

Jones Jr vs Pettis Tale of the Tape

Jones Jr
66-9 Record 0-0
47 Knockouts 0
5’11 Height 5’10
74″ Reach 72.5″
Orthodox Stance Orthodox

Roy Jones Jr vs Anthony Pettis Prediction

This prizefight is slated for eight rounds and I ultimately see this fight going the distance.

I think the age here is a big factor and I theorize Pettis will be able to keep a greater pace and rack up enough points en route to a victory on the judges’ scorecards.

I foresee good value in prop bets centered on this fight going the distance () and Pettis winning via points/ decision ().

Pick: Anthony Pettis (+245)


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