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Boxing Odds: September Preview

September offers boxing betting fans a wide array of action, with numerous world titles on the line throughout the month.

Kicking off the action on September 1 is a Middleweight title unification bout between IBF champion Daniel Geale (27-1) and WBA champ Felix Sturm (37-2-2). These two fighters are in the prime of their careers and are listed third and fourth in the division rankings.

 

As expected they’re closely handicapped, with Sturm currently a slight -160 favorite while the slim Bovada +130 upset option is available on Geale.

On September 5 Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (44-0-1) will put his WBC Middleweight title on the line against Sergio Martinez (49-2-2). Despite being an undefeated champ Chavez Jr. is the current +170 underdog to defend his title, while action on Martinez comes at a price of -210.

 

This fight is closer than the lines seem to indicate at this point, giving value to the Chavez upset option.

On September 8 the big men will be fighting for Vitali Klitschko’s WBC Heavyweight title in Moscow. Undefeated Manuel Charr (21-0) gets his shot at the champ, but is handicapped as a heavy +2500 underdog. No one has been able to come close to beating Klitschko (44-2) in nearly ten years, and there’s no major reason to think Charr will fare any different.

 

As the biggest boxing stud over the last decade, action on the champ comes with a hefty 5Dimes -5000 price.

Later in the month on September 22 newly-crowned IBF Welterweight champ Randall Bailey (43-7-1) will be a big underdog to defend his title for the first time against former champ Devon Alexander (23-1). Bailey is currently handicapped at +450 at 5Dimes, while Alexander costs -600.

 

Alexander is the more talented of the two fighters, but Bailey’s power makes the upset option more tempting.