Mike Perez will be making his cruiserweight debut when he challenges Mairis Briedis for the WBC world title this Saturday, September 30th in the first round of the World Boxing Super Series. Gamblers can see all the betting odds and our prediction here.
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Mairis Briedis is the (-600) betting favorite with Mike Perez the (+400) underdog at Bovada boxing.
The relatively unknown fighter from Latvia, Mairis Briedis, made a name for himself amongst boxing fans after beating Marco Huck in April of this year. Now, he finds himself a clear favorite against Mike Perez.
This will be the first fight a cruserwight for Mike Perez, who used to campaign at heavyweight. Perez has shed off the few extra pounds he would carry at heavyweight and looked shredded at the weigh-in on Friday.
While Briedis displayed speed and crisp combination punching against Huck, he was still not able to stop him (or come close), and Huck was well past his prime in that fight.
Mike Perez will pose an entirely different set of problems, as he is a southpaw with a wealth of experience, and as a former heavyweight, he is not likely to be bothered by the punches of Briedis that had little effect on Huck.
We recommend that gamblers take advantage of the long odds for Mike Perez, who looks to be serious about revitalizing his career at cruiserweight.
Prediction: Bet on Mike Perez at (+400) odds