Regis Prograis vs Josh Taylor Odds, Betting Tips & Picks
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Since the moment Season Two of the World Boxing Super Series began, most prognosticators foresaw an epic clash between top-rated 140-pounders Regis Prograis and Josh Taylor.
Even with a solid field of junior welterweight competitors, those who predicted Prograis vs. Taylor in the tournament final saw their vision become reality, as the favorites all but strolled through the tough competition.
Those fighters who have the courage and tenacity to fight their way through others often learn the crown of boxing stardom offered by these World Boxing Super Series tournaments becomes its slipperiest in the tournament finals.
Will Prograis, 30, from New Orleans, follow in the footsteps of previous tournament winners like Oleksandr Usyk and Callum Smith? Will he vault his career to new heights and become one of boxing’s must-see attractions.
Or is Saturday instead the professional coronation of 28-year-old former Scottish Olympian Josh Taylor?
Prograis vs Taylor Betting Odds and Info
Prograis vs. Taylor is the best and most important fight of the weekend. Additionally, the fight is one of the biggest boxing events of the year in that it will play a huge role in determining the future of the stacked junior welterweight division.
Both undefeated world titleholders, Prograis and Taylor will square off against each other in what should be a terrific battle between divisional stalwarts. Prograis is currently the -162 favorite on the two-way moneyline according to FanDuel , with Taylor following at +125.
In addition to the Muhammad Ali Trophy awarded to all winners of the World Boxing Super Series tournaments, the WBA belt Prograis wears and the IBF version adorning Taylor’s waist will also be on the line in the fight
Moreover, Prograis and Taylor are the top two ranked fighters in the division, according to The Ring magazine, so the winner will also earn the distinction of that championship honor, one of the most important world titles in boxing.
Back Prograis By Any Method at -177
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Some oddsmakers haven’t really offered many betting options for this bout in advance of the event. William Hill is an exception and has full buffet of wagering options available.
But the good news about Prograis vs. Taylor betting is that the matchup is so even on paper headed into things that there’s value on either side of the equation. Prograis is the favorite because he appears to have a more robust set of strategies at his disposal, but Taylor has a good enough track record to suggest he could score the upset.
Prograis can work effectively from just about any range. The knock against him in most fights is that he doesn’t have particularly long arms and isn’t really all that tall for the division either. But none of those things have really mattered all that much because his footwork is clean and he’s adept at working his way in and out of different ranges.
Prograis is also a good puncher who hits hard and clean. That alone makes him the slight favorite and will probably give him the edge in the bout. While Taylor has the physical advantages in terms of height and reach, his best work is done at longer ranges and Prograis is likely to force the fight to the inside.
Taylor’s style suits him and is what made him such a decorated amateur. But the professional game is more about the things Prograis does well and less about scoring from one range. Back Prograis all the way. The fight will likely go back and forth during the first six rounds, but the second half of it will be all Prograis.