Jermain Taylor vs Caleb Truax Fight Betting Odds: Jermain Taylor, whose boxing career took a meteoric rise to the undisputed middleweight championship in 2005 but crashed after losing three of four matches later in the decade, is mounting a comeback. The good news for Taylor fans, he seems to be in good shape physically and has returned to his original trainer Pat Burns. This Friday (April 20), Taylor (29-4-1, 18 KOs) returns to the ring for the second time in four months to fight Caleb Truax (18-0-1, 10 KOs) in a scheduled 10-round middleweight fight at Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in Biloxi, Miss. The fight will headline a triple-header on Showtime’s “ShowBox: The New Generation”.
Odds makers at Bovada.lv list Taylor as a Boxing Odds favorite coming off at -550 odds to win the fight SU. As the underdog, Truax backers are getting +375. Bettors will be playing against 9 1/2 rounds in over/under wagering. The over is priced at -330 ($330 wager to win $100) while under players are getting +220.
This fight is crucially important for Truax who is undefeated as a pro but has never met a fighter of the caliber of Jermain Taylor. For Truax to move into any elite status, defeating Taylor is a must. For Taylor this fight is more than just a bump in the road. He should beat Truax but he must also take him seriously and there are plenty of signs he is. Taylor last fought Jessie Nicklow in a middleweight fight four months ago and won in an eight round stoppage.
Taylor is the pick: Truax will be outclassed for this fight. Taylor will win it and less than 10 rounds. Betting this fight to go UNDER 10 has good value. I predict Taylor takes Truax out in seven or less and will absolutely win the bout SU.
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