Mayweather vs. Maidana Undercard: Predictions and Updated Odds for Fight Card

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Mayweather vs. Maidana Undercard: Predictions and Updated Odds for Fight Card
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Floyd "Money" Mayweather Jr. has a habit of drumming up big business around his fights, and this Saturday's collision with Marcos Maidana has succeeded in attracting an undercard of massive potential.

Amir Khan, Adrien Broner and J'Leon Love are just some of the high-profile names poised to step in the ring before the main event, where they'll take on Luis Collazo, Carlos Molina and Marco Antonio Periban, respectively.

And with those fighters putting their final preparations in before this weekend's action, we bring you all the latest undercard odds, as well as some predictions as to how matters will unfold.

All odds come courtesy of OddsShark.com.

 

Amir Khan vs. Luis Collazo

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Amir Khan heads to Las Vegas' MGM Grand this weekend hoping that a dominant victory will earn the attention of Mayweather, whom he so desperately wanted to fight before Maidana was announced as his opponent.

Speaking to Sky Sports News prior to his fight, the Bolton-born boxer noted that he plans to "steal the show" when he takes on Collazo, and that confident stance comes across in his stakes, listed as the favourite at 7-25 to come out victorious.

ESPN's Ian Darke says this is make-or-break time for Khan:

There's some potential for this bout to end early, too, with Khan having taken 19 of his 28 career victories by way of knockout, while Collazo's record of 18 knockouts in 35 wins isn't quite as clinical.

Oddschecker lists Khan at 9-1 to stop the fight between the ninth and 12th rounds, while Collazo is as high as 9-1 to win by decision or technical decision.

Prediction: Khan to win by unanimous decision.

 

Adrien Broner vs. Carlos Molina

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Broner is heavy favourite to bounce back from his loss to Maidana this weekend, with Molina listed as underdog at 10-1, showing just how confident the bookmakers are that "The Problem" won't have trouble finding a solution on Saturday.

Having knocked out 22 of his 28 career opponents, Broner will seek to add a 23rd to his belt, too, and at the risk of being presumptuous, him finishing the bout in one of the first two rounds brings odds of 11-2, according to Oddschecker.

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And it's not expected to go the distance, either, as Oddschecker also offer odds of 4-1 for either fighter to win on points, which could hold some value in the chance that Broner has an off-day with his finishing. But he will still be likely to have convinced the judges.

Prediction: Broner to win by TKO.

 

J'Leon Love vs. Marco Antonio Periban

Odds Shark have J'Leon Love at odds of 50-87 to beat Saturday's opponent Marco Antonio Periban, and it's a fixture that could go either way when looking at the pair's respective records.

Love is unbeaten, having won all 17 of his professional fights, but BoxRec cites Periban as having the better knockout percentage of 59.09 percent, showing that the tie could go either way.

The Mexican is listed by Oddschecker at 4-1 to claim a victory by way of decision or technical decision, while you can grabs odds of 4-1 for either fighter to end the matchup in any of the first five rounds.

Twenty-nine-year-old Periban is the more experienced of the two with 22 fights to his name, including one loss and one draw, each of which came in his last two fights.

Prediction: Love to win by majority decision.

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