Jaime Munguia and Brandon Cook go at it for the WBO belt this coming Saturday, 15th September, 2018 at the T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas. This hotly-contested middleweight clash features on the undercard of GGG vs. Canelo. Here is our pick of the betting odds for this main event along with our fight prediction…
Munguia vs. Cook Tale of the Tape
|Jaime Munguia||vs.||Brandon Cook|
|183 cm||Height||179 cm|
|180 cm||Reach||177 cm|
|W, W, W, W, W||Last five fights||W, W, L, W, W|
Munguia vs. Cook Selected Betting Odds
Given below is a selection of betting odds for this middleweight title fight, along with the markets worth we believe are worth looking into. The featured odds have been taken from an average of 10 mainstream betting providers in the UK and USA.
Munguia to win outright @ 1/33 > Low risk bet / low return
This will be a one-sided premonition with no respect given to Brandon Cook’s rank. Munugia is being tipped by bookmakers to run riot with ridiculously thin odds of up to 1/50. At that extent, why bet on the favourite at all?
Offers like these, almost a dead cert on paper, goes well as a buffer for an accumulator – throw it in with a higher risk bet on the GGG v.s Canelo fight to see a more reasonable return.
Munguia to win by KO/TKO @ 1/4 > Low risk bet / low return
If you’re backing the Mexican champ to win then the knockout finish is more easy on the eye that an outright victory. Floating at around 1/4, the odds are too a wide margin to see any sizeable return but placing a large stake should see you right.
Munguia is something of a KO artist if his resume is anything to go by. A broad, powerhouse of a middleweight, the Central American fighter has blown away 25 of his 30 opponents in under 12 rounds. One minor concern is that his only true challenge at world level in Liam Smith went the distance, so a faint question of whether he can raise his game again will be answered this weekend.
Fight to end in rounds 1-6 @ 11/8 > Low risk / medium return
This main event has the whiff of a changing of the guard within Mexican boxing royalty. After dominating local fights in his home country against lesser known opponents this could be Munguia’s time to shine on a grand stage is now. With Canelo at risk of a major career setback on the same night, maybe the young prospect will set out to make a statement.
In doing so, one likely outcome is to back him to close the fight within the first six rounds. The champ is more than capable, whilst Brandon Cook, way beyond his comfort home in his first fight outside Canada, could buckle under the headlights.
Outright Prediction – Munguia to win by KO
We don’t need to review the the tale of the tape to know that Munguia is streets ahead of his Canadian counterpart in boxing ability. Perhaps the more pressing question will be: is the hype surrounding this 21-year-old prodigy for real or will he fade after a short stint at the top?
Brandon Cook may pose to be a nuisance but by all rights he shouldn’t have a say in how this fight plays out. It’s Munguia’s for the taking – we’re expecting him to put on a clinic and drop Cook within six, but if hombre wants the rounds then don’t rule out a late stoppage either.