2021 Jan 23

Vic Pasillas vs. Raeese Aleem

12 rounds, for the the vacant WBA interim junior featherweight title

Raeese Aleem (17-0) with 11 knockouts faces Vic Pasillas (16-0) with 9 knockouts. This is a very close fight on paper but the oddsmakers have favored Pasillas to win this fight as he is currently priced at -170 (1.60 decimal odds) and the underdog Aleem priced at +130 (2.30 decimal odds) on some sportsbooks. None of them have really beaten any quality guys as professionals, Aleem might be the one with the better pro experience. Vic Pasillas had a fantastic amateur career with a great record but that was many years ago and he has talked in great length about the difficulties he has had outside the ring at some points in his career. One thing that speaks volumes for Pasillas is the fact that he only had a handful of losses and around 270 wins as an amateur and that shows that he was able to deal with a variety of different styles and defeat them. The oddsmakers might be putting a lot of weight on Pasillas amateur record and maybe for good reason. Ra´eese Aleem looks very determined and he has a lot of momentum going in to this fight having recently stopped Marcus Bates late in their fight. He proved to himself that he can fight hard even late in fights without tiring out and that might be a big advantage if this fight goes late. (sign in to view our prediction & pick)

Vic Pasillas is the better skilled fighter and he has more experience dealing with different styles. He believes in himself and he knows the importance of this opportunity. We see him winning a close but clear decision with scores around 117-111 or 116-112. The pick is Vic Pasillas to win by Decision for a price of +240 (3.40 decimal odds)

The Pick: Vic Pasillas by Decision
Odds: +240 (3.40 decimal odds)
Units: 1
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