Julio Cesar Chavez Jr vs Andy Lee Odds: This Saturday night on HBO Championship Boxing W.B.C. middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. will face Irish contender Andy Lee in at 10 PM ET. The crowd favorite Chavez Jr., 45-0-1, 31 KO’s, will be defending his title in front of a pro Mexican crowd in El Paso, Texas. The southpaw Lee, 28-1, 20 KO’s, has not lost a bout in over 4 years but is listed as a 7-2 sports odds Vegas underdog. Below is a closer look at this HBO Championship Boxing bout from fight picks staff.
The Julio Cesar Chavez Jr vs Andy Lee Odds have Chavez Jr. as a -365 favorite at Wager Web Casino
Fight Picks Analysis: J.C. Chavez Jr. has shown improvement over his well publicized career and developed into a deadly bodypuncher under trainer Freddie Roach. The elongated six-footer Chavez slugs more than Roach would like but his 223 professional rounds have given him some science. Chavez is tenacious, determined and confident without a blemish on his record, an indication of his strong focus. Chavez has never been in with a truly deadly puncher but his chin has held up well over the years. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr vs Andy Lee Odds have Andy Lee at +305 Sports Odds Vegas.
Classic 6’2″ Boxer/Puncher Andy Lee is trained by legendary tall man trainer Manny Steward and has sharpened his craft since his first loss over 4 years ago. Lee is a heavy puncher with both hands and carries his power late into fights. Lee has fast hands and lets go of hard combinations fluidly. The 28 year-old Lee has a decent set of whiskers but he can eat bombs on occasion. The Irishman is as a game as they come but he isn’t very physically imposing and he can be roughed up inside. Lee stays in great shape but his face can be marked up rather easily. The Julio Cesar Chavez Jr vs Andy Lee Odds Over/Under is at 9.5 Rounds with the OVER at -210 Sports Odds Vegas.
Both of these guys get hit more than world-class fighters should and that should benefit the heavier handed Lee. Chavez Jr. has no right being a -365 moneyline favorite in a fight that from a skill standpoint is a pick’em. HBO Championship Boxing and Chavez Jr.’s promoter Bob Arum have some pull but Lee should be able to spring an upset with his better boxing ability. Lee is durable enough to take the Mexican’s bodyshots and keep on his bicycle behind his jab to pile up points. A rematch would make sense and Chavez Jr. has been lucky to stay undefeated this long.
Fight Picks Play: Andy Lee +305 Moneyline 2 UNITS (Bet $2000 to win $6100 at Wager Web Casino
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs Andy Lee Skill Ratings 1-10
Boxing Ability: 6/7
Overall Sports Odds Vegas Handicap: Even