Linares and Zeuge favored to retain WBA titles
WBA lightweight champion Jorge Linares is a -245 favorite to defeat Anthony Crolla again in Saturday’s Showtime-televised rematch. Crolla, fighting in his hometown of Manchester, England, is +205. Three-division champion Linares dethroned Crolla by twelve round decision last September to capture the WBA crown.
In the other WBA world title fight, WBA super middleweight champion Tyron Zeuge is a healthy -1900 favorite to successfully defend against mandatory challenger Isaac Ekpo +800 in Potsdam, Germany. Zeuge is currently the only German world boxing champion.