Juan Francisco Estrada vs. Argi Cortes Odds: Estrada Given 94% Chance to Defeat Cortes
When: September 3, 2022, 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT
Where: Centro de Usos Multiples, Hermosillo, Mexico
The WBC and The Ring super flyweight belts will be on the line on Saturday in Mexico, as current holder Juan Francisco Estrada will put his straps up against challenger Argi Cortes. Streamed in its entirety on DAZN, this card offers strong Mexican fighters from top to bottom and should be one of the better ones of the weekend.
Let’s take a look at the two fighters in the main event, and see where the odds are headed as Saturday night approaches.
Juan Francisco Estrada (42-3-0, 28 KOs)
A former junior bantamweight champ, Estrada comes into this fight that many consider a tune-up fight following an 18-month layoff. Seemingly a formality, Estrada has a third fight lined up with arch-rival Roman Gonzalez later this year in all likelihood.
Having split his two fights with Gonzalez, which were 9 years apart, the first loss was just the second of Estrada’s career, as he’d go on to dominate the rest of the flyweight division winning his next 10 fights in a row. Last losing in February 2018 to Srisaket Sor Rungvisai, Estrada has rattled off six straight wins, the most recent being a split decision over Gonzalez in March of 2021.
Argi Cortes (23-2-2, 10 KOs)
At just 27 years of age, Cortes’ history against high-level opponents is non-existent, but he does come into this fight with 11 straight wins. Having yet to fight outside of Mexico, the last time we saw him inside of the ring was a unanimous decision win in May.
It is worth noting that the win was his third straight via decision, with the bulk of his KO/TKO victories coming earlier on in his career. Can Cortes shock the boxing world and pull off a massive upset as a relative known not just within the sport, but within the division? The battle will be an uphill one.
Juan Francisco Estrada vs Argi Cortes Odds
As expected, Estrada opened up the betting as a massive -3333 favorite, with the underdog Cortes coming in around +900 across the board. Since posted, however, we have seen this one come back down to earth, with Estrada now hovering in the -1600 range and Cortes +800 across the board.
For those still looking to bet the favorite, Estrada’s best number is currently posted at BetMGM (-1600), while Cortes backers can get that +800 at both BetMGM and DraftKings. As of Thursday night, the over/under total rounds are currently set at 10.5, with the over juiced to -112 and under -120.
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