After losing his world title, betting odds have Devon Alexander the favorite to rebound with a win when he faces the tough gatekeeper Jesus Soto Karass this Saturday, June 21 on Showtime at the Stub Hub Center in Carson, California.
Devon Alexander is the (-850) favorite over underdog Jesus Soto Karass (+600) at Bovada.
Devon Alexander was also the clear betting favorite when he lost his IBF welterweight title to Shawn Porter last December. However, Shawn Porter was a fighter that flew under the radar, while we know exactly what we are getting with Jesus Soto Karass.
Jesus Soto Karass is a come-forward fighter that is able to absorb quite a bit of punishment, and recently shook up the boxing world by upsetting Andre Berto. Soto Karass followed up the Berto win with a knockout loss to Keith Thurman in his last fight.
Alexander has superior skills to Soto Karass, and he will likely be using his boxing to prevent this fight from becoming a brawl, and turn it into the slow-paced fights we have become accustomed to seeing from him. But, if Soto Karass can rough Alexander up, then we could be in store for an interesting night.
Alexander vs Soto Karass Prop Bets
The prop bets are now available, and oddsmakers see Devon Alexander winning via decision as the most likely outcome (-175). Jesus Soto Karass to win via KO/TKO/DQ is (+1200), which is very enticing.