FILE – In this Nov. 2, 2019 file photo, Ryan Garcia, looks on after landing a punch to Romero Duno (not seen) during their lightweight boxing match in Las Vegas. Garcia meets Britain’s Luke Campbell, a 2012 Olympic champion, in an interim WBC lightweight title fight. The bout was postponed a month and moved from California after Campbell tested positive for COVID-19.(AP Photo/Isaac Brekken, File)
- Ryan Garcia vs Emmanuel Tagoe goes Saturday, April 9th at 9 PM EST
- Garcia is a gigantic favorite in this contest
- Check out the Garcia vs Tagoe odds, analysis, and predictions, below
Ryan Garcia vs Emmanuel Tagoe transpires at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, and broadcasts on DAZN. The former is a massive favorite over the latter in the Garcia vs Tagoe boxing betting odds, priced at -2000.
Let’s analyze the Ryan Garcia vs Emmanuel Tagoe odds via Barstool Sportsbook as we provide our best bet for the bout.
Ryan Garcia vs Emmanuel Tagoe Odds
Odds as of April 6th at Barstool Sportsbook
This fight can either maintain the meteoric rise of Garcia or provide Tagoe with the biggest statement win of his career so far. At -2000 odds, Garcia has an implied win probability of 95.24.
Ryan Garcia’s Boxing Odds & Betting Outlook vs Tagoe
Garcia returns after fifteen months away from the spotlight. A period working on his mental health and then hand surgery at a later juncture led to that hiatus.
It has been a bit since the biggest statement win of his career in January 2021 and will be interesting to see what new skills Garcia may have shored up under new trainer Joe Goossen.
King Ry is a big rising star in the sport, and the 23-year-old looks to keep his spotless record intact against a formidable fighter who has been a fringe contender for a while.
Ryan Garcia vs Emmanuel Tagoe Recent Fights
|Luke Campbell, win via TKO||Fight 1||Mason Menard, win via MD|
|Francisco Fonseca, win via KO||Fight 2||Ishmeal Aryeetey, win via TKO|
|Romero Duno, win via KO||Fight 3||Vyacheslav Gusev, win via UD|
|Jose Lopez, win via RTD||Fight 4||Moses Paulus, win via UD|
The former interim WBC lightweight world champion does not return to any kind of softball test with Tagoe here.
Tagoe is someone who has put together solid wins by all accounts and also captured as well as defended the IBO lightweight world championship.
Emmanuel Tagoe’s Boxing Odds and Betting Outlook vs Garcia
Tagoe is acutely aware that the vast majority of the boxing world is counting him out. But the experienced veteran is assured of the upset happening.
The lone pro loss for Tagoe came in his first-ever bout and he has put together a 32 fight winning streak leading into this weekend.
Tagoe trains under Javiel Centeno, who famously works with George Kambosos Jr. Following Kambosos Jr’s upset win over Teofimo Lopez, Tagoe is presumably hoping the tutelage of Centeno can generate another underdog win that shakes up the boxing landscape.
These 135 pounders match up nicely stylistically with Garcia seeming to have the edge in speed and KO power while Tagoe has the experience advantage and a strong fight IQ underpinning some very good skills.
Also of note, speaking of competitive dormancy, Tagoe has been out of action for even longer; having last competed in November 2020.
The questions of ring rust loom over both men to a degree as we head into fight night.
Ryan Garcia vs Emmanuel Tagoe Tale of the Tape
Ryan Garcia vs Emmanuel Tagoe Pick & Prediction
This prizefight is scheduled for twelve rounds, but I do not see this one going to the final bell.
The prop bet on this fight not going the distance is valued at -700, and I think that is a good one to go with.
Also, Ryan Garcia getting it done via KO or TKO is situated at -550, and I think that is a strong bet as well. Bettors looking for a better price on Garcia should look to DraftKings Sportsbook, which list him at -1600 in the Garcia vs Tagoe odds.
Pick: Ryan Garcia (-2000)
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