Terence “Bud” Crawford will be making the first defense of his WBO lightwight title when facing dangerous Cuban boxer Yuriorkis Gamboa in his hometown of Omaha, Nebraska. Check out a preview of the Crawford vs Gamboa clash on June 28th, along with the betting odds…
Terence Crawford is the (-210) favorite over Gamboa who is (+175). The total rounds is 9.5 with the over set at (-350) courtesy of SportBet.
Terence Crawford went to Scotland and took the title away from Ricky Burns, who was just coming back off a broken jaw he suffered in his previous defense against Ray Beltran. Now, he must defend his title against an opponent who presents a tougher challenge than Burns did in the eyes of many boxing analysts.
Yuriorkis Gamboa is one of the more avoided fighters out there, and combine that with a promotional dispute involving Top Rank, it kept Gamboa inactive for much of the last few years, as he has only fought 4 times since 2011.
Gamboa is an Olympic gold medalist with fast hands and counter punching that Cuban fighters tend to display. If there had to be a criticism of Gamboa, it would be his chin, because he has been knocked down quite a few times in his career.
Crawford will be the bigger of the two boxers, with a three inch height advantage and a large 5 inch reach advantage over Gamboa. In fact, Crawford has said that he will be moving up to light-welterweight after this fight.
Crawford vs Gamboa Prop Bets
These are the prop betting odds for Crawford vs Gamboa that are avilable exclusively at Bet365. The bookies favor Terence Crawford to win via decision at (+110) or by stoppage in the late rounds.