Avery Sparrow (10-1) comes in as the underdog against unbeaten Abraham Nova (18-0) in a 10-rounder on the undercard of Maloney-Baez. Sparrow has been the underdog in several of his fights and he has managed to pull out the victory each and every time. The one loss he has on his record came by way of disqualification in a fight he was winning. Nova has a very impressive looking resume consisting of 18 wins with 14 of them coming inside the distance. However, when you glance closer at his record, you can easily see that he only has faced overmatched opponents and really he has never been tested. He hasn´t had to overcome any obstacle in his proffesional career where he had to overcome being down on the cards or having to turn around a fight to get the victory. One thing that is clear about Abraham Nova is that he can punch, but that is mainly against who he has been fighting. It will be interesting to see if his power holds up as he gets up the ladder. Nova is listed as the favourite in this fight with the current odds being Nova -250 (1.40 decimal odds) and Sparrow +175 (2.75 decimal odds). (Sign in for our prediction & pick)
Avery Sparrow is better than the perception of him and he punches harder than his ko ratio suggests and the reason we are saying that is because you have to take into consideration that he never was given the a-side treatment. He has faced much tougher opposition in his first 11 fights then guys that are brought along slowly to be built up. He has pulled through in several situations like this before and being the underdog does not faze him. There is good value in picking him to win this fight with the odds currently being at +175 (2.75 decimal odds) and the fight is very likely to be a long one so the odds of -250 (1.40 decimal odds) for the fight to go over 8.5 rounds is good enough.