The World Boxing Organization World Welterweight name is going to be on the line October 13, 2018 if challenger Jose Benavidez Jr. (27-0-0, 18 knockouts) takes on defending champion Terence Crawford (33-0-0, 24 knockouts) at a 12-round bout. This championship battle will happen at CHI Health Center at Omaha, Nebraska and will be televised by ESPN and ESPN Deportes.
When: October 13th, Saturday, 2018
Where: CHI Health Center, Omaha, Nebraska
Why: WBO Welterweight Title
Preview: The level of dominance by World Boxing Organization World Welterweight champion Terence Crawford is of profound proportions. In reality, few things in any sport have shown Crawford’s supreme excellence. The current WBO World Welterweight winner will be battling in his back yard of Omaha, Nebraska on October 13 when he defends his title belt against lightly considered challenger Jose Benavidez Jr.. Crawford is a favorite and with lots of good reason. Benavidez Jr may be undefeated but his resume is underwhelming. More
WBO Welterweight Title
No matter the superlatives are heaped upon World Boxing Organization World Middleweight Champion Terence Crawford they would ultimately prove to be inadequate. Crawford is the top ranked middleweight champion and has never lost a fight in his profession. And at age 31, Crawford is showing no signs of slowing down. Crawford stands five feet, eight inches tall with a reach of 70 inches and struggles from an orthodox stance. As a native of Omaha that resides there he is a hero.
Crawford last fought on June 9, 2018 when he defeated Jeff Horn at a ninth-round technical knockout at a scheduled 12 round fight. The battle took place in the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada and was for the World Boxing Organization World Welterweight title.
On August 19, 2017 Crawford met Julius Indongo at the Pinnacle Bank Arena at Lincoln, Nebraska and scored a third-round knockout win. The bout was scheduled for 12 rounds and was for the International Boxing Federation World Super Lightweight, World Boxing Association Super World Super Lightweight, World Boxing Council World Super Lightweight, and World Boxing Organization World Super Lightweight titles. Crawford knocked down Indongo in both the second and third rounds.
Crawford defeated Felix Diaz on May 20, 2017 at a 10th round RTD for the World Boxing Council and World Boxing Organization World Super Lightweight titles. The bout was scheduled for 12 rounds and happened at Madison Square Garden, New York.
Jose Benavidez Jr. is 26 decades old and is currently ranked 27th in the entire world. He stands at six feet, two inches tall with a reach of 73 inches and then struggles from an orthodox position. Benavidez Jr. resides from Phoenix, Arizona and is a native of Panorama City, California.
Benavidez Jr. last fought on June 9, 2018 when he took on Frank Rojas at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. It was an easy win for Benavidez as he scored a first-round knockout in a bout that was scheduled for 10 rounds.
Prior to that Benavidez Jr. happened on Matthew Strode in the Bank of America Center at Corpus Christi, Texas. Benavidez scored an eight round technical knockout win in a bout that has been scheduled for eight rounds.
Jose Benavidez Jr. vs. Terence Crawford
The factors for Crawford being such a huge favorite are fairly obvious. He is a proven champion that has fought a much superior list of competitions. Benavidez Jr. has a much weaker body of work and that’s a big reason why he’s ranked 27th in the entire world. Crawford should cruise to victory.
Bet Jose Benavidez Jr. vs. Terence Crawford
Opening Boxing Lines in Bookmaker Sportsbook – Jose Benavidez Jr. +700 Vs. Terence Crawford -1500.
The present boxing lineup has Terence Crawford since the boxing favorite at -1500, meaning you need to risk $1500 to win $100. Jose Benavidez Jr is this fight’s underdog, which has value at +700, meaning for every $100 bet you’ll win $700.
Total Rounds Betting
The fight is scheduled for 12 rounds. Check back later for the overall rounds. By way of example, if the overall rounds betting line is Over 9.5 Rounds -170, meaning that in case you believe the fight will go to 10 rounds that you win your wager you would need to bet $170 to win $100. The Beneath 9.5 +Rounds +170, would mean that you would have to risk $100 to win $170.
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