Yuriorkis Gamboa vs Brandon Rios Odds: Anvil handed Cuban gold-medalist Yuriorkis Gamboa will be back on HBO Boxing April 14th in Vegas when he faces rugged lightweight Brandon Rios for the vacant W.B.A. title. The explosive 30-year old Gamboa, 21-0, 16 KO’s, will be making a step up to lightweight after conquering the featherweight division. The hard-charging Texan, Rios, 29-0-1, 22 KO’s, has not had an opponent go the distance with him since October of ’08 and has fought almost his entire career at lightweight. Below is a look at this HBO Boxing main event from our Boxing Picks staff.
The Yuriorkis Gamboa vs Brandon Rios Odds have Gamboa at -170 boxing betting moneyline at Wagerweb.com.
Boxing Picks Analysis: Both of these guys throw bombs so it should be entertaining while it lasts. The natural lightweight Rios’s granite chin will be tested against the heavy artillery of the stocky 5’5″ Gamboa. The Cuban has shown technical flaws as a pro but his pure athleticism and power have made up for those discrepancies. Rios will give it his all but the slick and supremely gifted Gamboa is going to twist his available skull around more than a few times. The Yuriorkis Gamboa vs Brandon Rios Odds have Rios at +140 boxing betting moneyline.
Rios’s determination and Gamboa’s penchant for getting caught with his hands out of position will cause the Cuban to lose a few rounds. Gamboa will settle into his usual darting rhythm however and his blinding combinations will pierce through Rios’s ordinary defense. Lay $510 to win $300 on the boxing betting moneyline on Gamboa to win convincingly against the game but outgunned Rios in the HBO Boxing main event.
‘Boxing Picks Play: Yuriorkis Gamboa -170 boxing betting moneyline (3 UNITS $510 to win $300) at Wagerweb.Com