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Maurice Hooker-Jose Ramirez Boxing Bout Takes Center Stage

Maurice Hooker-Jose Ramirez Boxing Bout Takes Center Stage

Pugilism considered, as Bookies.com contributor Kelsey McCarson joins Brant James and Ryan Butler to analyze the Maurice Hooker-Jose Ramirez junior welterweight unification bout and boxing as an entity.


Badder Beats Episode 37

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EPISODE 37 TIME STAMPS

State legislatures update

1:38
New York becomes the 10th state to legalize and implement legal sports betting.
3:00
The confluence of states and sports betting and football.
5:15
How the Hall of Fame game is like the NBA summer league.
6:50
Jimmy Vaccaro moves back to Las Vegas after coming home to Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh.

Kelsey McCarson on Hooker-Ramirez

10:24
On reunifying the 140-pound junior welterweight division.
13:01
Why does Hooker-Ramirez matter?
14:30
On why it’s hard to bet against the underdog, Maurice Hooker.
14:45
McCarson on eliminating emotion from handicapping equation in this fight.
17:40
Ramirez should be the favorite.
18:10
On the politics of making this fight happen despite the rivalries and divergent interests.
20:00
How hard is it to handicap a fight like this where it’s two fighters in their prime?
22:19
The Maurice Hooker origin story.
24:40
Can boxing be more than a niche sport?
29:40
How does mixed martial arts affect the future prosperity of boxing?
34:40
How does sports betting affect boxing’s future?
38:26
Watch the feet.
40:15
Brant James unleashes a three-question combo but Kelsey McCarson puts him on the mat after just two.

#OddBet

44:30
Finnish professional soccer insights flow.
47:09
Two incredibly interesting prop bets regarding the Jets.

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