The boxing world has its eyes on the Andy Ruiz Jr. vs. Chris Arreola fight, and for good reason. But, there is another massive fight scheduled to take place on that same card right before the main event in Abel Ramos vs. Omar Figueroa Jr..
Not only does Ramos vs. Figueroa feature two exciting fighters, but it should also be a much closer, more contested fight than the main event.
The 31-year old Omar Figueroa started his career out with a 29-fight unbeaten streak as he climbed the pound-for-pound rankings. But, in his last time out against Yordenis Ugas, Figueroa suffered his first defeat and will be looking to get back to his winning ways in Ramos vs. Figueroa.
As for Abel Ramos, he’s also coming off a loss against Yordenis Ugas, via split decision. Ramos is 29 years old and holds a 26-4-2 record.
So, while a lot of the casual fans are focussed on Ruiz vs. Arreola, Ramos vs. Figueroa is a much more interesting fight from the point of view of spectators and bettors. Let’s look at the odds and betting from Ramos vs. Figueroa.
Ramos vs. Figueroa Odds
As mentioned previously, the Ramos vs. Figueroa odds are much closer than those of the main event. Abel Ramos, despite a worse overall record, is expected to win the bout, judging off his odds for Ramos vs. Figueroa.
Ramos comes into Saturday’s fight against Omar Figueroa Jr. with best odds of -160. At -160, oddsmakers are implying Ramos has a 61.5% chance of getting back to his winning ways.
Even though Figueroa had a 29-fight unbeaten streak before suffering his first ever loss to Ugas, he’s the underdog with best odds of +138 for Ramos vs. Figueroa. Those odds give him a 42% shot at the upset on Saturday night against Abel Ramos.
Ramos vs. Figueroa Betting
So, we know where the oddsmakers see Ramos vs. Figueroa going based on the odds, but what about the betting public? How are people betting Abel Ramos vs. Omar Figueroa Jr.?
Well, neither of these fighters have ever been finished, so we haven’t seen much action on a KO/TKO finish. But, Omar Figueroa Jr. seems to be the favorite among bettors with 57.14% of all moneyline bets backing him ahead of tonight’s fight.
As for the favorite, Abel Ramos, 38.72% of all bets on Ramos vs. Figueroa are on him with 4.14% of people backing a draw in the fight between the two.
When is Ramos vs. Figueroa?
Ramos vs. Figueroa is scheduled to take place prior to the main event between Andry Ruiz Jr. and Chris Arreola. The main card starts at 9:00 PM ET with Ramos vs. Figueros likely starting around 11 PM ET.
How to Watch Ramos vs. Figueroa
You can order Ramos vs. Figueroa on FOX PPV through your local cable provider. You can also order Ramos vs. Figueroa through the FOX Sports app and stream to your smartphone, tablet or television.
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