Jack Catterall v. Josh Taylor Odds: Bettors Backing Massive Underdog Jack Catterall
Bettors Backing Massive Underdog Jack Catterall To Dethrone Josh Taylor
This weekend two undefeated light-welterweights will go head to head for the World title. Current world champion Josh Taylor is the overwhelming favorite to win the fight, but bettors are backing challenger Jack Catterall.
Taylor is given -900 odds, or an implied 90% chance to win the fight. Meanwhile, Catterall is given +750 odds, or an implied 12.5% chance to pull off the upset and become World Champion.
Perhaps because of the absurd odds, bettors are backing Catterall. Over the last 7 days, 56.5% of bets have been placed on Catterall to win the fight. Only 32.6% of bets have been placed on Taylor. The remaining 10.9% have been placed on the two undefeated boxers fighting to a draw.
These two fighters may both be undefeated, but oddsmakers believe they’re at completely different levels. It’s hard to blame them since Taylor is ranked the 5th best boxer pound for pound in the world. On the flip side, Catterall hasn’t even had a world title fight. Catterall’s record also isn’t that impressive given that he’s won 26 of his 13 fights by decision, including four of his last 5. This fight looks like a mismatch on paper, but perhaps the bettors know something that the oddsmakers don’t.
Catterall v. Taylor Winner Odds