- The men’s boxing competition is progressing at the Tokyo Olympics, with favorites like Uzbekistan’s Shakhobidin Zoirov sitting with +120 odds to win gold in the flyweight division.
- Other odds have Cuba’s Andy Cruz as the -120 favorite in the lightweight division, and Lazaro Alvarez also from Cuba as the +125 favorite.
TOKYO – The men’s boxing action is heating up in Tokyo with betting odds now shaping out three of the most important divisions.
The Cubans have come to play in the Olympics as well as some other unlikely names throughout the field in Japan.
Looking at odds for the flyweight, featherweight, and lightweight divisions can allow bettors to make their picks before the tournament is too far along, maximizing potential winnings.
All of the odds for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics are available via legal sportsbooks.
Boxing Flyweight (48-52kg) Men Odds
- Shakhobidin Zoirov +120
- Yosvany Veitía +400
- Billal Bennama +750
- Daniel Asenov +1000
- Hu Jianguan +1000
- Galal Yafai +1200
- Saken Bibossinov +1400
- Gabriel Escobar +1600
- Yuberjen Martinez +2000
- Carlo Paalam +3300
The favorite in the flyweight division is Shakhobidin Zoirov of Uzbekistan.
Zoirov is the defending gold medal winner from the Rio 2016 Olympics and is back again to defend his throne.
Ziorov won the 2019 World Championships of amateur boxing and is an international force to reckon with in the flyweight division.
At 28 years old, Ziorov has the experience and pedigree to dominate this division, and is a worthy choice especially for plus money at +120.
Boxing Featherweight (52-57kg) Men Odds
- Lazaro Alvarez +125
- Albert Batyrgaziev +240
- Kurt Walker +550
- Duke Ragan +900
- Tsendbaatar Erdenebat +900
- Chatchai Butdee +1400
- Ceiber Avila +5000
- Samuel Takyi +5000
The next weight class up is the featherweight which features the first of two Cuban boxers atop the betting board.
Lazaro Alvarez is the favorite at +125 odds and has a resume of wins dating back a decade.
Alvarez won the world title of amateur boxing in 2011, 2013, and 2015 as well as winning the gold medal at the 2011, 2015, and 2019 Pan American Games.
He has Olympic experience as well, winning the bronze in both 2012 and 2016 and is another worthy choice for the top spot for those looking to bet on the Olympics.
Boxing Lightweight (57-63kg) Men Odds
- Andy Cruz -120
- Keyshawn Davis +350
- Sofiane Oumiha +600
- Hovhannes Bachkov +750
- Dzmitry Asanau +900
- Elnur Abduraimov +1400
- Gabil Mamedov +2000
- Luke McCormack +2000
In the lightweight division, another Cuban in Andy Cruz has the top spot holding -120 odds.
Cruz is able to dance around his opponents with immaculate footwork that has led him to two gold medals at the Pan American Games and two gold medals in the AIBA World Championships.
One to watch in the Future
Andy Cruz Gomez. 24 year old Cuban. That footwork. 🤯 pic.twitter.com/8qNGeeHPYU
— Thomas 🏴 (@NoniTom1) April 13, 2020
Backing Cruz to win gold is still a valuable pick even at -120 betting odds.
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