How To Bet Vasyl Lomachenko Vs. Guillermo Rigondeaux: The Official Ultimate Bettor’s Guide

Christmas arrives a few weeks early this year for sports bettors when Vasyl Lomachenko and Guillermo Rigondeaux square off in Madison Square Garden on December 9. If you’re trying to earn a little extra cash to spend on holiday gifts, you are going to want to benefit from my four best bets for this battle. As I always express at the Ultimate Bettor’s Guide, it’s about value and there’s plenty to go around on Saturday night. At +333 (bet $100 to earn $333) in accordance with the boxing experts at, all of the value in this fight is pointing toward Guillermo Rigondeaux.

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This Saturday could be the stage for Lomachenko to leapfrog Terence Crawford and GGG to claim boxing’s pound for pound high spot. On the other hand, the undefeated 37-year old Rigondeaux could play spoiler en route to claiming that name for himself.

Before getting down to brass tacks regarding the way you’re going to make money on Saturday night, here are my two cents. The parallels between these two fighters are extremely similar. Both winning gold medals in the Olympic games. Both winning world titles extremely early in their careers and a lot of expertise being in the spotlight. They both fight in the southpaw stance, while Lomachencko has a two-inch height advantage, Rigondeaux has a two and a half inch reach advantage. With all things considered, I can’t imagine what criteria the oddsmakers are utilizing for Lomachenko for a -450 favorite (wager $450 to earn $100) in many sportsbooks, however I can tell you that, I’m not whining.

The Oddsmakers made it wrong

Lomachenko is not a spring chicken. In 30 years old and almost 400 amateur fights, Lomachenko’s 9-1 specialist record is deceiving. As great as he is, and he is extremely great, he can have some mileage on him. In addition, I feel that although he has fought some world-class talent, he hasn’t fought anyone at the level of Rigondeaux. If anything, I will visit Rigondeaux moving up in weight as an advantage for the Cuban defector. Rigondeaux’s boxing IQ and big fight experience will serve him well in the underdog role. I’m sure he has spent plenty of time watching the Salido struggle, in which Salido provided adversity and frustration for Lomachenko. Expect the same from Rigondeaux.

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