The Junior Lightweight Title unification match is being brought to boxing fans by Top Rank, and it looks set to be a barnburner from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
With this being a unification bout, both the WBO and WBC titles will be on the line, with the winner set to be crowned the undisputed Junior Lightweight Champion of the world.
Here’s everything you need to know about the current betting odds for the Junior Lightweight Title unification fight between Oscar Valdez and Shakur Stevenson.
PaddyPower currently has odds on the outright winner of the Junior Lightweight Title unification bout, and they are as follows:
- Valdez to win: 11/4
- Steveson to win: 1/4
- Draw: 20/1
These odds are correct as of writing (Thursday 10th March 2022) but of course, they are subject to change at any time.
The two fighters had their first face-to-face on Wednesday 9th March 2022 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas alongside Top Rank’s Bob Arum.
Top Rank sent out the following press release regarding the contest and the first face-to-face for the two men:
“Less than eight weeks from fight night, the two went face to face Wednesday morning at MGM Grand. Tensions did not spill over, but the two undefeated champions exchanged not-so-pleasant pleasantries. Valdez (30-0, 23 KOs), the two-weight champion from Nogales, Mexico, enters as the betting underdog for only the second time in his career.
“The first time, Valdez knocked out Miguel Berchelt in devastating fashion. Stevenson (17-0, 9 KOs), in his fifth bout at junior lightweight, hopes a victory will vault him up the mythical pound-for-pound rankings.
“Promoted by Top Rank, tickets starting at $79 go on sale Thursday, March 10 at 10 a.m. PT and can be purchased by visiting AXS.com. Undercard bouts will be announced shortly.”
This contest will round out what looks to be a pretty big month for Top Rank and Queensbury Promotions, with Tyson Fury set to face Dillian Whyte just a week prior at Wembley Stadium.
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